Psychoeducation: Conditioned Arousal


The therapist in this video targets a “perpetuating factor” from the 3P Model-specifically, conditioned arousal, or the idea that the patient’s bed has become conditioned with wakefulness and worry, which is counterproductive restful sleep.  He uses the patient’s experiences to recommend an initial intervention to set the stage for stimulus control (“use the bedroom for sleep and sex only”) to counter conditioned arousal.​