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Doctor insights on: Behavior Modification Techniques For Adults

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What behavior modification techniques are there?

What behavior modification techniques are there?

Stages of Change: Professionals use behaviorism to modify human behaviors as part of a learning or treatment process. Simpler behavior modification techniques involve setting realistic goals, creating plans, and implementing them. Given a good plan, people succeed if they are able to stay in the action phase long enough. Success is continued through a maintenance/monitoring phase. See the "stages of change" chart. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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


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Is there a behavior modification technique that gives a child confidence?

Is there a behavior modification technique that gives a child confidence?

Techniques: Is this in all areas of functioning, or just novel or specific situations? Kids know when something is hard for them by kg. "i can't" often avoids a task or direction. Break the task down into parts & say "i'll help you, but I won't do it for you, " if the task is age-appropriate. Ignore the protests; wait 2-3 minutes & calmly re-state "it's time for you to. "not yes, you can! " practice! ...Read more

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What are good behavior modification techniques for people who want to lose weight?

What are good behavior modification techniques for people who want to lose weight?

Step 1-alter stimuli: Uncontrolled eating can be triggered by seeing something "tasty" on tv, the web, etc. So avoiding those visual stimuli can help. Likewise removing from the house (if possible) calorie-laden foods can limit weight gain from eating when vulnerable (eg, bored, sleepy, hungry from skipping meal). On the flipside, placing bathroom scales next to the refrigerator can help avoid temptation. More 2 come! ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?

Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?

Health issues: Mind body approaches to health issues include a trip to the doc to rule out or diagnose medical conditions if that has not been done yet. Then consider "Feeling Good" by David Burns for cognitive therapy to help mood disorders. "The Divided Mind" by John Sarno is good for pain. A clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine can facilitate this process. Peace ...Read more

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Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques, which one is more effective for phobias?

Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques, which one is more effective for phobias?

Both are great: Psychotherapy can involve many forms of treatment including behavior modification. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in particular with exposure therapy is often very effective to treat phobias. See your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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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

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How effective is trevose behavior modification program?

How effective is trevose behavior modification program?

Not effective: There are many other behavioral approaches to psychiatric symptomatology involving behavior modification such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, rapid eye movement therapy, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: behavior modification?

What is the definition or description of: behavior modification?

A Type of Therapy: 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 and/or satiation. Source wikipedia. ...Read more

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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

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Are systematic desensitization and behavior modification related?

Are systematic desensitization and behavior modification related?

Yes: Desensitization is a technique used for behavior modification. It is highly effective with fears ; phobias. ...Read more

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What are some good examples of behavior modification to change snacking?

What are some good examples of behavior modification to change snacking?

Snack all the time: An idea that has worked for people is to plan in advance what foods and what quantities you'll be eating for the day. Then, decide to stick with this plan. If possible, place all these foods in one container and snack on it all you want. But, when it's gone you're finished for the day (as you planned it). Some people divide the day's food into 5-6 parts, eating one portion every few hours. ...Read more

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What's behavior modification therapy?

What's behavior modification therapy?

Targets specific: Behaviors using well established learning principles such as positive & negative reinforcement, shaping, exposure, extinction and infrequently, punishment. Usually specific behaviors are targeted such as head banging, tantrums, refusal to participate, etc. These principles are often used in weight loss, cigarette cessation, and shyness training programs. Requires lots of expertise to do well! ...Read more

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How do behavior modification therapists solve problematic behavior?

How do behavior modification therapists solve problematic behavior?

Behavioral Analysis: They rely on applied behavioral analysis (aba), which is based on the theory of behaviorism. The principle of reinforcement is one of the most important aspects of aba. For example, if a behavior is followed closely in time by an event ("stimulus") and this results in an increase in the future frequency of that behavior, the event or stimulus is a positive reinforcer. This is a bit like a reward. ...Read more

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How does behavior modification help you maintain healthy body weight?

How does behavior modification help you maintain healthy body weight?

Rewards appropriate: Behavior modification is an approach to changing behavior through stimuli to act and reinforcement or lack of reinforcement of actions toward the stimuli or situation (s-r-reward). Principles are demonstrated in one of the classic books on weight loss, "slim chance in a fat world". http://www. Amazon. Com/slim-chance-world-richard-stuart/dp/087822193x/ref=sr_1_1? s=books&ie=utf8&qid=1319243933&sr=1-1. ...Read more

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Can I reduce risk of getting cancer by behavior modification?

Can I reduce risk of getting cancer by behavior modification?

Absolutely!: Smoking cessation, alcohol avoidance, low fat diets are but a few behavior modifications that are known to reduce the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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I'm sick and tired of my fat body and desperately want to lose weight. Can behavior modification help?

I'm sick and tired of my fat body and desperately want to lose weight. Can behavior modification help?

Yes...but: You need a multi-tier approach: dietary changes, behavior modifications, increasing exercise, avoid drugs that can cause weight gain... To lose weight successfully, you need a whole-body approach. ...Read more

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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

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What does behavior modification therapy do for weight loss?

What does behavior modification therapy do for weight loss?

Strengthen behavior: 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 decide what behavior get what rewards. So make some lists of what works and see my comment below. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between behavior therapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

YES: Behavior modification for weight loss is more specific to the goal at hand, i.e. Weight loss. For instance - not eating after 6 pm.
Behavior therapy can deal with behavioral problems of more general every day nature. ...Read more

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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

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With alternative treatments or behavior modification for weight loss?

With alternative treatments or behavior modification for weight loss?

Yes: Go to free weight loss, . Com for an excellent article. Eating for most of us is a list of habits developed over time that we need to break. Also put smaller portions on a bigger plate. Count the times you chew your food. Drink water after each bite. Don't buy bad choice foods. Try not to chew gum during the day as it stimulats the juices that signal your brain to make you want to eat! ...Read more

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What is behavior therapy?

What is behavior therapy?

Understanding how: Changing aubject's behavior can result in changes in how they are feeling ;/or how certain bodily functions work ; be modified. Examples of behavior therapy are:-biofeedback, a form of behavior therapy, and is used to learn bladder and bowel control. Aversion therapy is another form of behavior therapy used to control various impulses including smoking, overeating and unacceptable sexual behavior. ...Read more

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What is behavior therapy based on?

What is behavior therapy based on?

Behaviorism: Behavior therapy is based on behaviorism, which concerns itself with observable behaviors and not on unobservable events that take place in people's minds. Reinforcement of positive/desired behaviors and extinction of negative or unwanted behaviors is the focus and goal. ...Read more

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Does behavior therapy really work?

Does behavior therapy really work?

Yes: It works if the patient/ patients work it out with the therapist. ...Read more

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Which is an advantage of behavior therapy?

Which is an advantage of behavior therapy?

Awakening: It is an awakening experience what you are and what you do and how the therapist tells you about yourself. ...Read more

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Has anyone been in group behavior therapy-did it help?

Yes: Group therapy is a very effective form of therapy for many types of mental health problems. Many therapists offer this modality of treatment and medical insurance will often cover a portion of the cost. ...Read more

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How much should I expect to pay for behavior therapy>?

How much should I expect to pay for behavior therapy>?

Varies: The cost of behavioral health treatment varies depending on the type of license and experience of the practitioner, the geographic location, and the services provided. There can be initial assessment fees, testing fees, and ongoing therapy fees, depending on the issue. A ballpark estimate for ongoing therapy (usually 50 minutes per session) in the U.S. Might be $120-$200 per appointment. ...Read more

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What is behavior therapy exactly? And when do you need it?

What is behavior therapy exactly? And when do you need it?

One type of therapy: Behavior therapy is one type of psychological treatment. Behavioral modification techniques reinforce behaviors you want to promote ; ignore or apply negative consequences for behaviors you wish to change. These techniques do not consider the cause of the symptoms to be important in order to change the behavior. It can be used for a wide variety of psychological issues. ...Read more

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What's cognitive behavior therapy?

What's cognitive behavior therapy?

Therapy for Thoughts: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is a psychotherapy in which the therapist and the patient work together to revise problematic thinking patterns that lead to emotional and behavioral problems. This is essential because one's beliefs affect one's view of self, others, and one's future. What one believes, whether it is true or not, affects every aspect of our lives. "disputing" is one cbt skill. ...Read more

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Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Yes: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviors (e.g., actions) in affecting mood and general functioning. It has been effective in treating bpd and other problems. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Smith
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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