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Behavior Change in the Human Services, Fifth Edition continues to provide a systematic introduction and overview of behavioral and cognitive principles and their applications to a wide range of problems and situations encountered in the human service professions. Designed for students and practitioners, the book uses a unique problem-solving framework to demonstrate how behavior change principles can be applied to practice situations. The book features a detailed and sequential organization that encourages readers to move progressively through material of increasing complexity and to conduct self-assessments of their knowledge. The Fifth Edition includes eight clinical case studies and many new and engaging examples that address issues such as substance abuse, child behavior problems, assertiveness, marital discord, and developing appropriate social behaviors.

Generalization and Maintenance of Behavior Change
Generalization and maintenance of behavior change

A counselor has been treating Mario for alcohol abuse. As part of the intervention plan to decrease Mario's drinking, the counselor suggested several nondrinking behaviors that would be appropriate in the social situation in which Mario usually drinks. These behaviors were new to Mario, but he agreed to try them. What can the counselor do to promote the generalization and maintenance of the nondrinking behaviors?

Objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify four obstacles to the generalization and maintenance of desired responses from the practice setting to the client's environment.
  • State four ways to maximize the generalization of desired responses from the practice setting to the client's environment.
  • Describe how behavioral rehearsal ...
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