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SEXUAL ABUSE AND MASOCHISM IN WOMEN: ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT

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Mike ABRAMS*1 & Simona STEFAN2 1New York University and Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA 2 Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract A common manifestation and pattern of sexual masochism was observed in several female clients in psychotherapy. Three female clients who had all been sexually abused by a parent commencing in preadolescence are presented. All of these women […]

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THE YOUNG COGNITIVE SCHEMA QUESTIONNAIRE – S2: RELIABILITY, VALIDITY INDICATORS AND NORMS IN A ROMANIAN CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL POPULATION

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Camelia DINDELEGAN* & Delia BÎRLE University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania Abstract This article presents data on the Young Cognitive Schema Questionnaire – S2 applied on a Romanian sample. Clinical and nonclinical subjects were included in the study (N=744). The internal consistency coefficients, test-retest reliability and discriminative validity were determined, using both clinical and non-clinical samples. The results reported in this […]

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COGNITIVE VULNERABILITY AND ADJUSTMENT TO HAVING A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY IN PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER

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Alexandru TIBA*1, Caroline JOHNSON2, Andreea VADINEANU3 1Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 3 Centre for Child and Family Support, Oradea, Romania Abstract Raising a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be associated with considerable distress, requiring continuing adjustment on the part of parents. This study examined the relationship between cognitive vulnerability factors such […]

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SELF-ENHANCEMENT RELATIONSHIP TO COGNITIVE SCHEMAS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS IN YOUNG ADULTS

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Anna Emese VINCZE *, Mária ROTH, László C. DÉGI Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Controversy still exists in the literature regarding the adaptive function of positive illusions. On the one hand, they are believed to be a key element of mental health; on the other hand they are held to reflect neurotic defenses. Whereas an abundance of studies […]

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STRESS INOCULATION TRAINING IN ADOLESCENTS: CLASSROOM INTERVENTION BENEFITS

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Zsuzsanna SZABO*1 & Mihai MARIAN 2 1 Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA 2 University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania Abstract The present study was conducted to explore the efficacy of Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) in adolescents, as compared to classroom counseling on stress related topics, and to no counseling at all. Three groups of adolescents participated in the […]

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THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE FREEMAN-GAVITA PRESCRIPTIVE EXECUTIVE COACHING (PEC) MULTI-RATER ASSESSMENT

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Oana Alexandra GAVITA*1, 2, Arthur FREEMAN³, Florin A. SAVA2 1Babes-Bolyai University,Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania 3Midwestern University, Illinois, USA Abstract Executive coaching has become a usual practice in organizations as a means for enhancing motivation, self-understanding, positive affect, self-efficacy for change, and specific goal achievement. Prescriptive Executive Coaching (PEC) is based on the cognitive-behavioral approach to […]

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ENHANCING POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS OF TYPICAL CHILDREN TOWARDS CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

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Nava R. SILTON*1 & Joshua FOGEL2 1Marymount Manhattan College, New York, USA 2Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, USA Abstract This experimental study examined the potential additive benefit of peer strategies (PS) and strengths information (SI) over descriptive and explanatory (D+E) information in enhancing typical children’s behavioral intentions and cognitive attitudes towards children with autism. Participants were 158 typical students […]

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COGNITIVE ERRORS IN COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: A SURVEY OF RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS AND AN ASSESSMENT OF THE FACE VALIDITY OF THE COGNITIVE ERROR RATING SCALE

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Evgenia MILMAN & Martin DRAPEAU* McGill University, Montreal, Canada Abstract Constructs such as Cognitive Errors (CE) and other types of cognition are crucial to the advancement of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) theory, practice and research. However, much ambiguity remains surrounding the characterization and manifestation of CEs and other types of cognitions (e.g., Kwon & Oei, 1994). In response to […]

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