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Luisraul Sanchez
Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Resident
Asked a question 5 months ago

As I take EPPP practice tests, I realize I have significant problems converting learned theoretical (black and white) information to the applied format in which the questions are written (e.g., knowing that blowing into a straw to treat panic disorder is a form of "interoceptive conditioning"). I failed the EPPP last month because of this issue. What suggestions do you all have to overcome this obstacle?

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Erica Whiting
Licensed Clinical Psychologist ā€¢ AATBS EPPP Coach

Great question! The EPPP is filled with application questions, so once you have a solid understanding of a concept, you'll want to expand on that through developing examples and connecting it with information you already have. @Andrea Ranieri mentioned a great way to create free-form concept map to build connections across info you already know. Another way to build on these connections while studying is to try teaching the concept to a family member or friend and use examples. By generating applied, practical examples and breaking down information into a more digestible format, you're developing a deeper understanding of the material.Ā 

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