Using a unique behavioral assessment and treatment planning framework, the updated Sixth Edition provides a systematic overview of behavioral and cognitive principles and their applications to a wide range of issues and situations encountered in human services professions. Up-to-date practice examples drawn from eight diverse case studies illustrate the range and versatility of the behavior change approach in an increasingly diverse and multicultural society, while an innovative chapter on clinical applications of behavioral and cognitive intervention techniques also addresses current influences in the field. This edition embraces the rigorous empirical foundations that have made this approach such a significant contributor to the national and international therapeutic milieu of the 21st century.
Chapter 6: Stimulus Control
Discrimination and Generalization
The marriage and family therapist determined that Pat and her husband, Dick, had frequent arguments and rarely discussed topics of mutual interest. To initiate changes in the focus of their interaction from complaints and arguments to more pleasant conversation, the therapist instructed Pat to make a list of topics to discuss with her husband (List A). These topics included his work, the two children, and camping. Pat made a second list of topics that she should not discuss with her husband (List B). Topics on List ...