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What is behavior therapy?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. William Golden
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Imagery ; relaxation

Behavior therapy can also include techniques using relaxation and imagery for the treatment of anxiety, fear and phobias.

In brief: Imagery ; relaxation

Behavior therapy can also include techniques using relaxation and imagery for the treatment of anxiety, fear and phobias.
Dr. William Golden
Dr. William Golden
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Old school Behavior

Modification uses the fact that positive or negative attention reinforces a behavior, so you "reward behaviors you want" ; " ignore behaviors you don't want".
Tell the child the " rules" ; consequences when both of you are calm. "walk-don't talk" a child into time-out without making eye contact. First the behavior worsens in a bid for attention, then it goes away (extinguishes). See below.

In brief: Old school Behavior

Modification uses the fact that positive or negative attention reinforces a behavior, so you "reward behaviors you want" ; " ignore behaviors you don't want".
Tell the child the " rules" ; consequences when both of you are calm. "walk-don't talk" a child into time-out without making eye contact. First the behavior worsens in a bid for attention, then it goes away (extinguishes). See below.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Parents have to be ready to ignore protests/leaving time-out consistently until the behavior is extinguished. Intermittently engaging with the child during the process makes the behavior persist longer than giving negative attention each time the behavior occurs. Our Las Vegas casinos give intermittent pay-offs to keep people playing the slot machines in hopes of getting an even bigger pay-off.
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