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Behavioral Assessment
Behavioral assessment

Denice, a computer programmer employed by a software firm, was referred for counseling by her supervisor because of her “moodiness” and “emotional outbursts” at work. When the therapist asked Denice for an example of the problem, she described a recent incident with a coworker. After the incident, her boss had called her into his office and asked her what was wrong. She said she was “frustrated and angry” and did not know why other people had to interfere with how she did her job. The therapist used this information in initiating a behavioral assessment.


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

  • Give examples of deficit and excess problematic behaviors.
  • Describe a target behavior in measurable terms.
  • Identify antecedents of a target ...

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