Stress Management Using Brief Appraisal Interventions (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychology, Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy
Course By: Paula Lin, LMFT
Content By: Liu, J. W., Ein, N., Gervasio, J., et al. (2019) The efficacy of stress reappraisal interventions on stress responsivity: a meta-analysis and systematic review of existing evidence. Plos One, 14 (2) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0212854.
Course Description: The efficacy of brief, single-session, stress reappraisal interventions for stress management were examined via meta-analysis. Stress reappraisal interventions reduced subjective responsivity (e.g. anxiety, affect) to stress. However, reappraisal interventions did not demonstrate improved measures of physiological stress (i.e. blood pressure, salivary alpha-amylase, heart rate, salivary cortisol). Type of stressor (active versus passive) mediated stress responsivity when appraisal interventions were employed. A need for further research studies premised on stress management using brief appraisal interventions was identified given the resultant meta-analytic study findings.
- Define stress and identify related short and long-term outcomes/effects
- Recognize the function of reappraisal interventions for promoting adaptive coping mechanisms
- Understand the statistical findings and related clinical implications
- Review the study limitations and suggested areas for further review
- Read and understand The Efficacy of Stress Reappraisal Interventions on Stress Responsivity: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Existing Evidence
- Read the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Understand how brief appraisal interventions impact stress responsivity
- Work through the post-test questions; answer selections should be derived from the accompanying article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to review information on the efficacy of stress appraisal interventions on stress responsivity