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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.

Stimulus Control: Discrimination and Generalization
Stimulus control: Discrimination and generalization

The marriage counselor determined that Pat and her husband, Dick, had frequent arguments and rarely discussed topics of mutual interest. To initiate changes in the focus of their interaction from complaints and arguments to more pleasant conversation, the counselor instructed Pat to make a list of topics to discuss with her husband (List A). These topics included his work, the two children, and camping. Pat made a second list of topics that she should not discuss with her husband (List B). Topics on List B included complaints about such things as his staying out late at night, watching television at his friends' homes, not taking her shopping or to the movies, and not spending time with ...

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