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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.


Sharon met Dwayne at a party, and he called her the next day to ask her on a date. She told him she had a boyfriend and wouldn't go out with him. Dwayne began e-mailing her, asking why she wouldn't go out with him. The first day he sent 3 e-mails, and the next day he sent 5. Sharon answered the first 3 of the e-mails, then decided to stop answering. Dwayne sent her 10 e-mails on the third day and another 10 on the fourth day. On the fifth day, he sent 12 e-mails.

Sharon was tempted to reply, to tell Dwayne to stop bothering her, but she resisted. On the sixth day, he sent 8 e-mails, and on the seventh day he sent ...

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