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Homework

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Homework in behavior therapy refers to a variety of treatment-related tasks that are completed between therapy sessions. The content of these assignments varies as a function of the behavioral targets of focus.

Typically, a treatment target is addressed in a session and the client is provided with the necessary skills to complete the task(s) that will be assigned for homework. A specific homework assignment is agreed upon between the client and the clinician, and a due date set, typically at a subsequent treatment session. In the subsequent session, the clinician and the client discuss the homework assignment, successes are praised, difficulties are discussed, failures are examined, and solutions are generated. One example of a homework assignment for depression is for the client ...

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