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.

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 ...

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