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 3: Extinction
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 texting her, asking why she wouldn’t go out with him. The first day he sent three texts, and the next day he sent five. Sharon answered the first three texts, then decided to stop responding. Dwayne sent her 10 texts on the third day and another 10 on the fourth day. On the fifth day, he sent 12 texts.