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.
Chapter 15: Intervention Techniques
Stan, an appliance salesman, is 36 years old and lives alone. During the past 6 months, he has become increasingly anxious about driving his car from home to work and back. On the freeway, he starts to perspire heavily, gets dizzy, feels his heart beating faster, and sometimes experiences chest pain. Stan worries about having these attacks in public and has started taking longer alternate routes to work to avoid the panic attacks. Last year, he was involved in an automobile accident on the freeway in which he received minor injuries as a passenger, and he thinks this might have caused his current difficulties. At the time, he had a new supervisor and was concerned about losing his job.
After completing this chapter, ...