problem-solving therapy

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problem-solving therapy



A form of brief psychotherapy (typically lasting 10 sessions or less) in which patients are taught a structured approach to recognizing problems and finding workable solutions.
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A two-stage training program was developed by the Problem-Solving Therapy Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Since a large number of older adults with depression may not respond to antidepressant treatment, many experts think an effective alternative is problem-solving therapy (PST).
Problem-solving therapy (PST) is an intervention that can reduce depressive symptoms in nonstroke populations (Mynors-Wallis, Gath, Day, & Baker, 2000).
A Problem-solving therapy (PST) is a form of cognitive therapy that is based on the assumption that depression is associated with the inability to cope effectively with stressful situations.
Problem-solving therapy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Problem-solving therapy: Theory, practice, and application to sex offenders.
In reviewing the literature, only two types of treatments falling within the cognitive-behavioral domain that focus specifically on NSSI were identified: Problem-Solving Therapy (PST; D'Zurilla & Goldfried, 1971) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993).
A third group received a year of biweekly "problem-solving therapy" in which participants were encouraged to offer suggestions to help tackle a specific difficulty one of them was encountering.
These findings have led to the development of Social Problem-Solving Therapy, a cognitive-behavioral therapy that treats depression by teaching patients how to systematically solve psychosocial problems (Nezu, Nezu & Perri, 1989; D'Zurilla, 1986;).
(4,5) When analyses were limited to larger studies in order to decrease the risk of bias, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and problem-solving therapy (PST) all resulted in moderate to large improvement in depressive symptoms when compared to wait-list controls.

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