Understanding Behavior Disorders: A Contemporary Behavioral Perspective

A relatively large portion of the populaiton suffers from some behavior problem, be it their own or that someone they love. Historically, the discipline of behavior analysis has been successful in using findings from basic research to create effective treatments for these problems. In fact, behavior analytic treatments have become the gold-standard in training those with autism and other developmental disabilies to communicate, engage in good social relations, and reduce self-injury. Althought at the forefront of early treatment advances for depression, anxiety, attention deflicts, etc., in the last thirty years, basic behavior analytic research has done little to advance the understanding and treatment of these problems. However, with the recent development of a workable behavior analytic theory of language and cognition (i.e., Relational Frame Theory, RFT) along with "third wave" behavioral interventions, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectal Beahavior Therapy, behavioral activation, and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, behavior analysis may again be ready to advance both the understanding and treatment of various psychiatric problems.

In this volume, Woods and Kanter present an contemporary behavioral model of behavior disorders that incorporates the findings of current RFT research. Experimentally testable and rich in possibilities for clinical work, this view of disordered behavior is an important milestone in clinical psychotherapy - an opportunity for behavioral clinicians to reintegrate their clinical practise with an experimental analysis of behavior.

New Harbinger Pubns Inc
1. painos
Douglas W. Woods, Jonathan W. Kanter
Viivakoodi 9781878978615
Tuotekoodi 28010401
Tekijä Woods, Kanter
49,00 €