Over time, clients can witness changes in cognitive structuring
and assess progress.
The guidelines also strongly recommend offering all patients trauma-focused psychotherapy that includes elements of exposure and/or cognitive structuring
, or stress inoculation training.
They employed three phases of treatment: "(1) cognitive structuring
for the decision to re-grieve and for clarification of procedures, (2) guided imagery for reliving, revising, and revisiting scenes of the loss, and (3) future-oriented identity reconstruction" (p.
Any major change in one's life results in the addition of a structural more which, if significant, results in a radical change in the cognitive structuring
of incoming information and modifies one's outlook on life.
Cognitive structuring allows high NC individuals to obtain the desired certainty in the most efficient way.
Because individuals achieve certainty in their knowledge most effectively by cognitive structuring, it is possible to define the ability to achieve certainty as the extent to which individuals are able, when the need arises, either to avoid information that cannot be categorized or is inconsistent with their existing knowledge, and/or to organize their knowledge to fit an already existing cognitive structure.
For Helen Keller the addition of this information can be labeled a structural more, resulting in changes in the structured unconscious of the magnitude necessary to cause a significant change in her cognitive structuring, a new way of viewing reality, in other words, a semantic jump.
Any significant change, such as those above, results in the addition of a structural more which, if significant in nature, results in a major structural change in the structured unconscious causing changes in cognitive structuring o incoming information.