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Coping Skills Training

  1. Mark D. Litt,
  2. Howard Tennen

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0230

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Litt, M. D. and Tennen, H. 2010. Coping Skills Training. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

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  1. University of Connecticut

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Cognitive-behavioral therapy is among the most influential theories in psychology today. The foundation of this theory is the idea that the person plays a key role in controlling his or her own emotional well-being and health. According to cognitive behavioral theory, adaptational outcomes are in part a function of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that ameliorate or exacerbate psychological distress. To the extent that maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are learned, they can also be unlearned or replaced.


  • stress;
  • coping;
  • coping skills;
  • coping assessment;
  • problem solving