Behavior Training

Description of the Strategy

The term behavior training can pertain to any type of intervention in which the client develops a set of new behaviors in response to an identified situation. Behavior training is used to build a client's skills where skills are lacking or where maladaptive skills have been used in the past. It is a technique that is highly structured and requires that the client practice the new behaviors outside of therapy sessions. Homework is an essential aspect; homework may involve practicing new skills at home or in real-life situations. The client's progress in therapy is contingent on work done outside of therapy sessions.

Behavior training is an integral part of behavior therapy, a significant aspect of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and may ...

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