In order to cultivate an understanding of what strategies lead to resilience, it is important to explore the mechanisms leading to excessive reactions in response to stress
It is important to understand the pathway to the exacerbation of these symptoms: stress in the form of devaluation or challenge > activation of the negative cognitivetriad> activation of conditional beliefs (“I am subjected to a test, I will fail”) > activation of positive symptom complex and negative symptom complex. The process of building resilience may be either global (i.e., providing the individual with corrective experience to build up self-confidence and self-esteem) or directed towards the specific conditional beliefs (i.e., demonstrating to the individual in a behavioral experiment that he is more competent than he believed or more sociable). These procedures can be initiated while the individual is still in the hospital or structured facility. However, it is very important to utilize this framework when the individual is out of the hospital because a whole new set of stressors may be encountered.