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Schematic integration of traumatic events.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11793577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Across multiple disciplines of psychology, one commonly used heuristic device, the schema, has often been called upon to illustrate the integration of an event. This paper is a critical examination of the literature on schemas and traumatic events. Three perspectives are identified: process-focused models, content-focused models, and construct-focused models. Process-focused models most clearly elucidate the change mechanisms and provide specific treatment implications in terms of exposure-based interventions. Content-focused models provide clinicians and researchers with hypothesized thematic conflicts that may need to be addressed in treatment. Construct-focused models and methodologies may provide a means by which researchers can represent and quantify the degree of conceptual integration of a traumatic event. The concepts of schema formation, activation, and modification are explored from each perspective. Implications for assessment and clinical interventions are also discussed.
Authors:
Dana R Cason; Patricia A Resick; Terri L Weaver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical psychology review     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0272-7358     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Psychol Rev     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-16     Completed Date:  2002-06-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111117     Medline TA:  Clin Psychol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Center for Trauma Recovery, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Weinman Building, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121, USA. dcason.ae90@gtalumni.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological*
Fear
Humans
Life Change Events*
Personal Construct Theory*
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  psychology*

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