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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.

Modeling and Imitation
Modeling and imitation

Neil has a hard time asking women to go out with him. He typically approaches them with statements such as “You wouldn't like to go to the movies Saturday night, would you?” and “I have two tickets to a play, if you wouldn't mind going.” He speaks to them in a pleading, whining voice. The members of a therapy group in which Neil participates observed these behaviors when Neil performed a behavioral reenactment of his last attempt to ask a woman for a date. The therapist asked Nick, another group member, to model appropriate responses for Neil. Neil imitated the behaviors that Nick demonstrated and gradually learned to perform appropriate behaviors in a variety of role plays. Group members reinforced ...

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