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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.

Goal Setting, Intervention Planning, and Evaluation
Goal setting, intervention planning, and evaluation

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to” said the Cat.

“I don't much care where—” said Alice.

“Then it doesn't matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

“—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.

“Oh, you're sure to do that,” said the Cat, “ifyou only walk long enough.”

—Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865

Tim was a resident in a group home for individuals with mental retardation. He spent much of his free time sitting alone in a corner with his arms folded, unshaven and unkempt. Behavior change goals for Tim included development of self-care skills, such ...

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