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This week’s assignment prompts you to demonstrate best practices in file management. You are encouraged to review this week’s activities and faculty-added content if you find that you require additional assistance with completing this assignment. (USLO 3.1)
Complete the following steps to submit a zipped/compressed folder that contains a multi-level organized folder and file structure:
On your desktop or on a removable storage device, create a folder titled “Galen”.
Open the Galen folder and within it, create subfolders for your current courses (e.g., “CSC1040” or “BIO1100”).
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(This following section is where you will type the body of your paper. Include in-text citations as shown in the sample writing below. The references will start on the next page following the body of your paper.)
A majority of Americans experience stress in their daily lives (American Psychological Association, 2017). Thus, an important goal of psychological research is to evaluate techniques that promote stress reduction and relaxation. Two techniques that have been associated with reduced stress and increased relaxation in psychotherapy contexts are guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation (McGuigan & Lehrer, 2007). Guided imagery aids individuals in connecting their internal and external experiences, allowing them, for example, to feel calmer externally because they practice thinking about calming imagery. Progressive muscle relaxation involves diaphragmatic breathing and the tensing and releasing of 16 major muscle groups; together these behaviors lead individuals to a more relaxed state (Jacobson, 1938; Trakhtenberg, 2008). Guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation are both cognitive behavioral techniques (Yalom & Leszcz, 2005) in which individuals focus on the relationship among thoughts, emotions, and behaviors (White, 2000).
Group psychotherapy effectively promotes positive treatment outcomes in patients in a cost-effective way. Its efficacy is in part attributable to variables unique to the group experience of therapy as compared with individual psychotherapy (Bottomley, 1996; Yalom & Leszcz, 2005). That is, the group format helps participants feel accepted and better understand their common struggles; at the same time, interactions with group members provide social support and models of positive behavior (Yalom & Leszcz, 2005). Thus, it is useful to examine how stress reduction and relaxation can be enhanced in a group context.
American Psychological Association. (2017). Stress in America: The state of our nation. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2017/state-nation.pdf
Bottomley, A. (1996). Group cognitive behavioural therapy interventions with cancer patients: A review of the literature. European Journal of Cancer Cure, 5(3), 143–146. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.1996.tb00225.x
Jacobson, E. (1938). Progressive relaxation (2nd ed.). University of Chicago Press.
McGuigan, F. J., & Lehrer, P. M. (2007). Progressive relaxation: Origins, principles, and clinical applications. In P. M. Lehrer, R. L. Woolfolk, & W. E. Sime (Eds.), Principles and practice of stress management (3rd ed., pp. 57–87). Guilford Press.
Trakhtenberg, E. C. (2008). The effects of guided imagery on the immune system: A critical review. International Journal of Neuroscience, 118(6), 839–855. http://doi.org/fxfsbq
Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). Basic Books.
Note: This paper template adheres to 7th edition APA guidelines and has been adapted from the sample papers provided in the APA’s Publication Manual (7th ed., 2020). Additional samples and information may be found at the APA’s Sample Papers webpage.
Save the APA template to your CSC1040 subfolder.
Zip/compress the entire Galen folder and upload the zipped/compressed folder to this assignment dropbox.
If you are more of a visual person, here is how your folder should be structured:
APA Template (file)
Your submission will be a zipped/compressed folder with a .zip file extension.