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  • 1. Behavior therapy <br />Martha Solis<br />
  • 2. What is behavior therapy?<br />Psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior<br />
  • 3. Early pioneers<br />B.F. SKINNER<br /><ul><li>Operant conditioning</li></ul>IVAN PAVLOV<br /><ul><li>Classical conditioning</li></li></ul><li>Philosophy & basic assumptions<br />Behavior is product of learning (we are product and producer of our environment)<br />Current determinants of behavior<br />Learning experiences<br />Assessment and evaluation<br />
  • 4. Therapeutic goals<br />Establish goals at outset of treatment (concrete, specific, measurable)<br />Goals increase personal choice and to create new conditions to learning<br />Aim is to eliminate maladaptive behaviors and learn effective behavior patterns<br />Client-therapist collaboration in treatment goals<br />
  • 5. Techniques & procedures<br />Assertiveness training<br />Allows the individual to express their feelings, opinions and needs in a respectful and effective <br />Systematic desensitization<br />With the appropriate relaxation skills, the individual will learn how to react and overcome situations in a hierarchy of fears –can use virtual reality<br />Relaxation methods<br />Helps the individual new and productive ways of dealing with stress<br />
  • 6. Techniques & procedure<br />Flooding<br />Allows the individual to express their feelings, opinions and needs in a respectful and effective <br />Multimodal therapy<br />Basic ID modalities are used in order to present specific interventions for each problem experienced<br />In vivo desensitization<br />Similar to systematic desensitization, but the individual practices the technique in “real life”<br />
  • 7. Application<br />Phobias<br />Depression<br />Anxiety<br />Sexual<br />Substance abuse<br />Eating disorders<br />Pain managaement<br />Hypertension<br />Children’s disorders<br />
  • 8. Contributions<br />Short-tem approach<br />Emphasizes research into and assessment of techniques<br />Accountability<br />Problems are identifies and attacked<br />Clients are informed about the therapeutic process<br />Therapist is reinforcer, consultant, model, teacher, and expert in behavioral change<br />Integrated with diverse clientele<br />
  • 9. Limitations<br />(In)Ability to control environment such as institutional settings<br />Imposition of conforming behaviors<br />Client manipulation<br />Not address broader human problems (meaning and purpose)<br />Specific and narrow<br />

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