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Getting a C: A Conversation between a Client and a Therapist

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Client: “I’ll die of embarrassment if I get a C in this course. I’ll never be able to face my family again."

Therapist: “No one has ever died of embarrassment. Blush you may, but your heart will continue to beat, and your brain will continue to function. You must stop catastrophizing your thoughts of failure.”

This therapist is most likely using which strategy?

A

Active listening.

B

Cognitive therapy.

C

Catastrophizing.

D

Flooding.

E

Client-centered therapy.