Top
20
Doctor insights on: Behavior Modification In The Workplace

Share
1

1
What is fading in behavior modification?

What is fading in behavior modification?

As it sounds: Fading is slowly diminishing an old behavior while introducing a new stimulus as a replacement. An example might be cutting back on cigarettes, one less per day, while adding walks when the urge to smoke hits. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
173 doctors shared insights

Behavior Modification (Definition)

Behavior modification, a type of psychotherapy is the use of demonstrated behavior change techniques to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviors, such as altering an individual's behaviors and reactions to stimuli through positive and negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior and/or the reduction of behavior through its extinction, punishment ...Read more


2

2
Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Reward The Positive: Behavior modification theory is based on a simple idea: reward positive and ignore negative behavior. Often used in parenting children. An example: 2 children are playing side-by-side sharing their toys are verbally praised and 5 minutes is added to their play time, a third child refuses to share and is placed in a brief time-out effectively ignoring the negative behavior. Consistency is the key. ...Read more

3

3
How does a therapist handle confidentiality in cases in which the client expresses thoughts of self harm?

How does a therapist handle confidentiality in cases in which the client expresses thoughts of self harm?

Legal Issues first: If one is potentially harmful to one's self or to others it must be reported and the person is taken to the nearest facility for psychiatric evaluation. Aside from that exception it is a matter of law that information given to a therapist remains confidential unless released by the patient. If the patient is a minor, parents or guardians have access. Dss can access it if abuse is reported. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalytical psychotherapy permanently change the personality of a person?

Can psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalytical psychotherapy permanently change the personality of a person?

Yes, hard to prove: It is certainly the aim of these psychotherapies to change fundamental personality traits (for the better of course). Countless case reports attest to success in doing so. But strong scientific proof would require careful, repeated personality assessment for large numbers of patients over many years — "permanently" is a long time — something that is very hard and expensive to study. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
5

5
Is any difference in the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Is any difference in the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Therapy & wt loss: The question is difficult to answer because behavior modification is part of psychotherapy, not an alternative to it. Effective weight loss involves maintaining normal eating patterns, exercise, social support, realistic weight goals, a focus on health rather than appearance, & good self-esteem. Effective programs are comprehensive, long term & address your specific obstacles to success. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Yes but . . .: Education is a key factor in more advanced employment so slow learning can be a problem. Is this person through with schooling? Has this person gotten in trouble due to lack of learning skills. These skills can be improved but sometimes the goals may need adjustment. A vocational counselor should be consulted for the best options. ...Read more

7

7
What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?

What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?

Agree with Dr. Legha: Talk about feelings & address problems in the workplace - don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. > ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How to deal with non traumatic uncontrollable unwanted thoughts from the past in the same environment it took place in relating to OCD?

How to deal with non traumatic uncontrollable unwanted thoughts from the past in the same environment it took place in relating to OCD?

OCD therapy: There are psychotherapy specialists in OCD management. Find one who will guide you through practice in reducing the power of and tolerating the anxiety that emerges in your trigger situation. It takes effort and time, but getting started is good. Medication may help you through the early challenges so that you can win this struggle. ...Read more

9

9
How common is dishonesty in the startup workplace?

Can't give you a: Definitive response. Don't know that it's been studied. If there is significant dishonesty - have you considered confronting the issue/ person? ...Read more

10

10
What is the role of the occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation?

Retraining: An occupational therapist will give exercises to help retrain the brain with a goal of recovery or improvement of the symptoms caused by the brain injury. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
In the brief psychodynamic approach, does the therapist function as a blank slate?

In the brief psychodynamic approach, does the therapist function as a blank slate?

Perhaps they try to: The briefer form requires an active role - commenting & even more at times. This makes it hard to be blank. So, the patient's views of the therapist are not pure projections of their wishes/fears and pretending they are can be a mistake. For everyone, our views of others are made up of a combination of their features and our issues. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Does psychological therapy work, in light of the country singer's recent death?

Does psychological therapy work, in light of the country singer's recent death?

Yes - it can: Situations can become more complex if there is a mix of chemical abuse and psychiatric illness. The degree to which one commits to wellness and compliance with treatment are also major factors. ...Read more

13

13
Bipolar disorder: does change of environment affect the behavior of a person?

Bipolar disorder: does change of environment affect the behavior of a person?

Possibly: People with bipolar disorder may be more sensitive to change. However, the actual episodes of depression or mania are not necessarily triggered by anything. It is always best to get appropriate treatment to maintain a more stable lifestyle. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Can addiction to technology causes a loss of social skills in the real world?

Can addiction to technology causes a loss of social skills in the real world?

Of course!: We humans needs lots of practice to do anything well. Being glued to our technology takes time away from practicing social skills and developing meaningful relationships. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
If the behavior manifests itself in self-destructive/sabotage behaviors and should it be treated w/ some form of behavioral therapy?

If the behavior manifests itself in self-destructive/sabotage behaviors and should it be treated w/ some form of behavioral therapy?

Possibly: There are many more possible ways to address self-destructive behaviors than your question considers. However, dialectical behavioral therapy is one form of treatment which can help. It combines mindfulness skills with cognitive behavioral therapy. Understanding the drivers of these behaviors is important also, though. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Done right both work: Operant conditioning is a form of behavior modification. Behavior modification is based in part on these basic principles: if someone receives what is considered a reward after engaging in certain behavior, that behavior will be strengthened or occur more often. If someone receives no reward, that behavior will weaken or occur less often. It is up to you to set up what behaviors get what rewards. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is stimlulus-response example of how behavior reinforcement works?

Is stimlulus-response example of how behavior reinforcement works?

Classical v. Operant: Stimulus-response theory relates to pavlovian or classical conditioning (think about the experiments with food, a bell, and salivation). Behavioral reinforcement is a part of what is called operant conditioning (sometimes called "instrumental conditioning). A behavior is strengthened by a reinforcer provided in response to the desired behavior. To learn more, read about "conditioning.". ...Read more

18

18
In psychodynamic psychotherapy, is the patient expected to lead the session everytime with the therapist listening? Is there any interaction?

In psychodynamic psychotherapy, is the patient expected to lead the session everytime with the therapist listening? Is there any interaction?

Psychodynamic: In psychodynamic therapy, goals are to allow unconscious material to become conscious. Inner conflicts may be resolved that allow new behaviors and life choices that aren't limited by those conflicts. The patient is in charge of what's discussed, and the therapist provides a safe space in which to work with these issues. Yes, there's interaction -- yet silence is allowed to be present also. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

A Lot: There is controversy over whether these traits are genetic in origin, altho i believe they may be. But the modeling behavior of parenting is clearly a factor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Lawrence Smith
807 doctors shared insights

Behavior Therapy (Definition)

Behavior therapy seeks to target the symptoms or behaviors that are troublesome, based upon the principles of behavior modification, rather than attempting ...Read more