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Behavioral therapy is associated with

All but a philosophical view of human behavior

Behavior therapy assumes

behavior is learned

behavior therapy is characterized by

ALL: overt specific behavior, precise treatment goals, appropriate treatment plan, assessment of results

Behavior therapy is based on

applying the experimental method to the therapeutic process

A-B-C model of functional analysis of behavior

Both: tool used to identify conditions that maintain a behav. pattern and identifies behavioral cues

main goal of behavior therapy is

eliminating maladaptive learning and providing for more effective learning

What is NOT true of relationship between therapist and client in behavior therapy?

The therapist is solely responsible for setting treatment goals

Function of behavior therapist?

ALL: provide modeling, provide collaborative th. environment, assess behavior problems, provide reinforcement

Intervention NOT associated with third wave of behavior therapy?

Relaxation training

Not true regarding Behavior therapy?

Client is merely passive while therapist uses techniques

Social Skills Training

ALL: psychoeducational, modeling, role playing, learn to express needs to others

Which anxiety reduction tech. involves creating a hierarchy of the client's fearful experiences?

systematic desensitization

Behavior therapy techniques:

ALL: must be suited to problems, have empirical support, incorporate mindfulness, acceptance and spirituality into treatment

Beh. Therapy is suited for

ALL: individual, group, institutions and clinics, classroom

Contributions of behavior therapy

Both: Role of therapist as reinforcer, and blends behavior mod with meditation and acceptance

Untrue about Behavior therapy...

Contemporary behaior ther. is increasingly concerned with behavioral control

NOT a basic characteristic of behavior therapy

Therapist is manipulative and controlling

Who has done most of the work in area of modeling?


B.F. Skinner is associated with which trend?

Operant Conditioning

Not true about how behavior th. function?

ALL untrue: use summarizing, reflection, clarification,etc.
focus on specific aspects of problem; assess for info about all aspects of the problem; serve as model for client;

NOT True characteristic of effective self-mgt plan?

External reinforcement is essential in maintaining behavioral changes

NOT a part of steps in a self-directed change program?

Exploring family constellation

NOT one of areas of personality functioning described by acronym "BASIC ID"


"Technical eclecticism" in multimodal therapy

is encouraged

In terms of ethical accountability, behavior therapy

provides a basis for responsible practice

Who developed social cognitive learning model?


What distinguishes cognitive trend in behav. th. from trends of classical and operant conditioning?

the integration of thoughts and feelings in the process of behavioral change

Multimodal th. is grounded on:

social learning theory

According to Bandura, what are characteristics of effective models?

similar to observer in age, sex, race and attitudes; degree of prestige and status, exhibiting warmth

NOT used in assertion training?


NOT considered a feature of a good self-contract

Verbal agreement between client and therapist

2nd wave of behavior therapy, therapist:

ALL: continue treatments, increase focus of emotion in change, stronger biological perspective, apply principles to prevention of disease and illness

Behavior therapy emerged during......


Wolpe's desensitization based on

classical conditioning

Operant Conditioning

behaviors influenced by consequences that follow them

Skinner's view

operant conditioning

Negative reinforcement

removal of unpleasant stimuli from situation once a certain behavior has occurred.

cognitive-behavior therapy

stands alone as a unique approach to psychotherapy


key pioneer of clinical behavior therapy bec. of his devt. of multimodal therapy

NOT a characteristic of beh approach

Beh. therapy employs the same procedures to every client with a particular dysfunctional behavior

In conducting a behavioral assessment, client's functioning is evaluated in what areas?

ALL: emotional, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal

goal of acceptance in ACT is:

both: encouraging clients to engage in nonjudgmental observation of cognitions and feelings; and creating psychological flexibility

Behavior Therapists tend to:

ALL: be active and directive, function as consultants, function as problem solvers,

NOT a step in systematic desensitization


mindfulness-based stress reduction includes:

yoga, body scan meditation, present-focused orientation....NOT flooding

Working with diverse clients: behavioral approach

All: specific, action oriented, consideration of environment

Self management includes

All: self monitoring, self award, self contracting, stimulus control

Which behavioral technique would be best for controlling smoking, drinking, etc?

Self management

Difference in behavioral group therapy and other group therapies

1. behavioral assessment 2. form precise treatment goals
3. leaders provide feedback.....NOT: time limited intervention

From multi modal perspective, enduring change is seen as function of:

combined techniques, strategies, and modalities

Lazarus argues in favor of

technical eclecticism

developer of multimodal therapy


Exposure-based therapies:

anxiety reduced through pairing fear with a calming response

in group settings, behavior th. provide:

modeling, teaching new skills, directive support of clients. NOT: little direct feedback

key principle in applied behavior analysis:

Use least aversive means to change behavior

In vivo flooding consists of:

intense and prolonged exposure to the actual anxiety-producing stimuli

EMDR is used to help clients

restructure their cognitions regarding traumatic events

Dialectical behavior therapy

promising blend of behavioral and psychoanalytic techniques;
used for depression

NOT true of dialectical behavior th. (DBT)

blend of Adlerian and behavioral techniques

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