Participants receive a workbook that includes:
- educational materials
- in-session exercises
- written practice activities
Participant and counselor follow these steps:
- Participants are asked to read the relevant workbook chapter prior to each session.
- During each session, the counselor follows a specific agenda.
- After each session, the counselor mails a personalized follow-up letter describing mutually agreed-upon plans for between-session practice activities.
The 12 counseling sessions are conducted over a 12-16 week period, so the material is presented in smaller portions, more slowly and with greater repetition. Counseling sessions are generally kept to 30-60 minutes to minimize problems with mental fatigue. To ensure continuity between sessions, each encounter begins with a review of issues from the previous session.
For a full review of educational materials, in-session exercises and written practice activities click here.