Answer: B. Mood monitoring
Mood monitoring involves activities such as keeping a mood diary and linking emotions to thoughts. Other common interventions and frequent components of CBT programs include the following:
• psychoeducation (helpings patient understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors)
• pleasant activities (creating a list of activities that the patient enjoys and setting aside daily time to engage in them)
• behavior activation techniques (joining a sports team, going for nightly family walks)
• cognitive restructuring (identifying cognitive distortions and negative thinking patterns and replacing them with more realistic and/or positive ways of thinking)
• social, communication, conflict-resolution, and problem-solving skills
Treatment typically ranges from 4 to 20 sessions, depending on program choice and setting, although treatment of comorbid conditions or severe symptoms can take longer. Clinicians may use various combinations of CBT techniques, or they may adhere to a specific manualized program.
For further information, please see “Treating Adolescent Depression With Psychotherapy: The Three Ts,” by Sanno E. Zack, PhD, Jenine Saekow, MS, and Anneliese Radke, MSW, on which this quiz was based.