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 13: Behavioral Assessment
Denice, a computer programmer employed by a software firm, was referred for counseling by her physician because of her “moodiness” and “emotional outbursts” at work. When the therapist asked Denice for an example of the problem, she described a recent incident with a coworker. After the incident, her boss called her into his office and asked her what was wrong. She said she was “frustrated and angry” and did not know why other people had to interfere with how she did her job. The therapist used this information in initiating a behavioral assessment.
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