Q&A

Understanding Problem-Solving Therapy

Understanding Problem-Solving Therapy

Hear from the co-developer of Problem-Solving Therapy, Arthur Nezu, about how this cognitive-behavioral intervention can help people manage the negative impacts of stressful life events.

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What are some usual reasons why people are unable to solve their problems successfully?
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What are the key mechanisms of change in PST?
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What is the theoretical underpinning for PST?
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Is rumination a sign of deficits in problem solving ability?
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Can PST be used in suicide prevention and risk reduction?
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Can PST be combined with other treatment approaches?
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Is it true that PST is a preferred choice for treating depression in older adults with deficits in executive functioning?
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Is this approach contraindicated when problems are unchangeable e.g., terminal illness or existential problems?
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