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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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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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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

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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 are examples of risky sexual behavior?

What are examples of risky sexual behavior?

Risky behavior: Consider at any given time who could get hurt, and this would be risky, such as not using contraceptives, having intercourse with married people, having sex in public places, and so on. All of these could be thought of as risky sexual behaviors. ...Read more

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What types of cognitive behaviour therapy or mindfullness training are most useful for managing bipolar?

What types of cognitive behaviour therapy or mindfullness training are most useful for managing bipolar?

MBCT and more: Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (mbct) has been shown to reduce recurrent major depression episodes. It may also be helpful for bipolar disorders. Meditation and other mindfulness approaches may also help: mbsd, act, dbt. ...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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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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I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

Depends On You: For a moment think of an important muscle in your body. To strengthen and enlarge the muscle we must exercise it. Once we reach our desired strength and size, we must maintain it with continued exercise. The brain is no different. After courses of psychotherapy and hypnosis, you must continue to practice the skills you learned and use the insights gained. Then your efforts can last forever. ...Read more

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What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

Yes: There are many out there. This is one that i know of: http://morningsiderecovery.Com/addiction-treatment/video-games/gaming-addiction-treatment.Php. ...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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Prisons: what types of programs do prisons offer for the aging prisoners with dementia?

Prisons:  what types of programs do prisons offer for the aging prisoners with dementia?

Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area. ...Read more

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What's the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy?

What's the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy?

Thoughts matter: The fundamental idea behind cbt is that our interpretations of events affect our emotions and behavior. Thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are interconnected. A change in one of these aspects of our experience influences the others. With cbt, dysfunctional beliefs and negative automatic thoughts are replaced by more functional beliefs and thoughts. As a result we feel and behave better. ...Read more

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What type of diet or lifestyle changes are required as first steps in cellulite treatment?

What type of diet or lifestyle changes are required as first steps in cellulite treatment?

Weight loss: In patient's who are not at their ideal body weight, weight loss still many be the single best treatment to improve the appearance of cellulite. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What are the complications of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

None: DBT is a treatment approach used by therapists trained in it.It heals by teaching life skills in 4 categories: mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal and distress tolerance.Clients using DBT work on it outside of therapy & can learn it through individual or group therapy.It is neither a medicine nor a cure-all,but can be really effective when used well, in and out of the therapy office. ...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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What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?

What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?

Both: Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses changing both cognitive distortions (thoughts, thinking) and also changing behaviors (actions) that are involved in depressed feelings ( mood). The early goal is to start and commit to the process and also includes "homework". Keeping it simple is often the most easy to follow approach. ...Read more

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Give 4 examples of daily living activities which aim to maintain independence?

Give 4 examples of daily living activities which aim to maintain independence?

Several 4's!: Choose: walking, including uphill. Climbing stairs, if able. Riding an indoor exercise bike, schwinn-airdyne, preferred. Swimming or aquaaerobics. Dancing. Using 3 lb hand weight to lift while watching tv or listening to news. None are hard core sporting activities, but they will help maintain independence! ...Read more

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Are relationships necessary for the development of human social behavior?

Are relationships necessary for the development of human social behavior?

Yes: We learn constantly by the environment and by those around us. Without relationships , we would not learn how our actions affect others. It is critical that infants and children have strong, stable relationships with consistent caregivers to promote normal social interactions. ...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