Create an account
a psychological intervention designed to help people resolve emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal problems, and improve the quality of their lives
therapist who focuses on specific problem behaviors and current variables that maintain problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
patients are taught to relax as they are gradually exposed to what they fear in a stepwise manner
therapy that confronts patients with what they fear with the goal of reducing the fear
research procedure for examining the effectiveness of isolated components of a larger treatment
technique in which therapists prevent patients from performing their typical avoidance behaviors
technique in which the therapist first models a problematic situation and then guides the patient through the steps to cope with it unassisted
method in which desirable behaviors are rewarded with tokens that patients can exchange for tangible rewards
cognitive behavior therapy
treatment that attempts to replace maladaptive or irrational cognitions with more adaptive, rational cognitions
structural family therapy
treatment in which therapists deeply involve themselves in family activities to change how family members arrange and organize interactions
emperically supported therapies (ESTs)
treatments for specific disorders supported by high-quality scientific evidence
electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
patients receive brief electrical pulses to the brain that produce a seizure to treat serious psychological problems
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together