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Covert Modeling in the Context of Storytelling: Observational Learning in Therapy with Children

  • Paul E. Van Wyke

Abstract

Communication theorists (e.g., Bandler and Grinder, 1976; Watzlawick, 1978) have emphasized that a core element in successful psychotherapy is the generation of choice regarding alternative patterns of affect, behavior, and cognition. People who do not feel at ease do not have choices available to them; conversely, those who feel masterful in new and difficult situations are those who can easily entertain possible alternative avenues of action. Similarly, descriptive psychologists (Ossario, 1976) define psychotherapy as an expansion of the person’s behavioral potential.

Keywords

Visual Imagery Affective Experience Dental Fear Vicarious Experience Psychological Distance 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul E. Van Wyke
    • 1
  1. 1.William S. Hall Psychiatric InstituteColumbiaUSA

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