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           Gene Douglas, M.Ed. LPC LMFT


To treat a problem using TAT, follow these instructions:
1.) Rate the strength of your feeling you are experiencing right now, on a scale of 1-10, when you think of the problem.
That number is the SUD (Subjective Units of Discomfort.)
2.) Put your thumb against the inside corner of one eye. Place the ring finger against the inside corner of the other eye.
3.) Place the middle two fingers against your forehead, about a quarter inch above a line between the eyebrows so the
two fingers are lined up with the upper part of the eyebrow.
4.) Cup the other hand, and place it behind your head, with the thumb against your neck, right where it meets the base of the skull.
The little finger will be pressed against your head where it rests. Don't lay your hand flat against your head.
5.) Close your eyes and think of the feeling or event or person that bothers you. Continue for one minute, or until you feel a "shift"
in your body before that. This may be a reflexive sigh.
6.) Keep your pose, and repeat a statement reminding you of the problem in your mind. It may be a person's name,
a phrase about what happened, or the name of the feeling. Continue repeating for one minute, or until you feel a shift.
7.) Keep the pose, and repeat in your mind a statement which is opposite of the problem -- even if you don't believe it.
This might be "I will feel comfortable when I do that," or "I will feel calm and relaxed," whatever is opposite to what has been the case.
Continue repeating for one minute, or until a shift occurs.
8.) Keep the pose, and concentrate your attention on the part of your body where you feel your feelings. That will be different for different people.
Continue for one minute, or until a shift occurs.
9.) Rate your SUD again.

TAT Links:
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Journal of the American Medical Association name: [email protected] password: eps New England Journal of Medicine name: NYU password: NEJM MDConsult name: nadirco password: nadir American Journal of Psychiatry User name: mahidol Password: allmalib Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Username: [email protected] Password: 26650 Current Opinion in Psychiatry Userid: SHCN1 Password: LIBRARY Medscape Mental Health html
username: seb2000 password: proper

Alcohol and Alcoholism login: miami password: Pollydil
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Applied Neuropsychology
username: seb2000 password: proper Brain username: medicine1 password: kkproper Schizophrenia Bulletin

username: seb2000 password: proper

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A convict, about to be executed by lethal injection, willed his body to science. After the execution, they covered his body with geletain, froze it, and cut it into thin slices. They photographed the slices, put them into a computer, and here is his portrait, inside and out.