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date: 08 March 2021

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This chapter covers the following topics: (1) interventions based on specific imaginative contents aimed at recruiting active coping (i.e., "Letter to the monster," Huggy-Puppy intervention); (2) guided imagery in exposure and relaxation techniques; (3) emotive imagery—a desensitization technique based on eliciting positive emotions and self-assertion in children using imaginative stories; and (4) the use imagination in other cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. We review the available scientific evidence in support of specific interventions and their applicability for specific emotional problems.

Keywords: cognitive-behavioral therapy, guided imagery, imagery, imagination, psychotherapeutic interventions

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