Emotion regulation as a main mechanism of change in psychotherapy

Natali Moyal, Noga Cohen, Avishai Henik, Gideon E. Anholt

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A model that suggests reconsolidation of traumatic memories as a mechanism of change in therapy is important, but problematic to generalize to disorders other than post-traumatic and acute-stress disorder. We suggest that a more plausible mechanism of change in psychotherapy is acquisition of adaptive emotion regulation strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere18
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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