Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment

Edited by

  • Peter Sturmey, Professor of Psychology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University New York, USA

WIth the ongoing pressures for psychologists to practice evidence-based care, and the requirement insurance carriers have both for treatment goals, measurement of outcomes, and a focus on brief therapy, functional analysis provides a framework for achieving all of the above. Having proven itself in treating behavioral problems in education, functional analysis is now being applied more broadly to behavioral and psychologial disorders. In his 1996 book (Functional Analysis in Clinical Psychology, Wiley UK), Sturmey applied the functional behavioral approach to case formulation across a wide range of psychological disorders and behaviors. Since the publication of his book, no other volume has taken an explicit behavioral approach to case formulation. The changes that have occurred over the last 10 years in behavioral case formulation have been significant and substantial. They include (a) a large expansion of the range of problems addressed, such as ADHD, (b) a range of new verbal behavior therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapies, (c) increased area of activity in the area of autism spectrum disorders; (d) many publications in how to train professionals, staff and parents in behavioral technology, and (e) new assessment instruments and procedures.
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Researchers, practicing clinical psychologists and behavior therapists, and graduate students in clinical psychology, cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy


Book information

  • Published: January 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-372544-8

Table of Contents

ContentsPrefaceList of ContributorsChapter 1 Structural and Functional Approaches to Psychopathology and Case FormulationPeter Sturmey, John Ward-Horner, Michael Marroquin and Erica DoranChapter 2Fundamental Concepts and Methods of Intervention in Behavioral Approaches to PsychopathologyPeter Sturmey, John Ward-Horner, Michael Marroquin and Erica DoranChapter 3Advanced Concepts and Methods of Intervention in Behavioral Approaches to PsychopathologyPeter Sturmey, John Ward-Horner, Michael Marroquin and Erica DoranChapter 4Functional Analysis Methodology in Developmental DisabilitiesRobert Didden Chapter 5Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderNancy Neef and John NorthupChapter 6Chaos, Coincidence, and Contingency in the Behavior Disorders of Childhood and AdolescenceRobert G. WahlerChapter 7Function-Based Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding DisordersCathleen C. Piazza and Laura R. AddisonChapter 8Tic Disorders and TrichotillomaniaRaymond G. Miltenberger, Douglas W. Woods and Michael D. HimleChapter 9Encopresis and EnuresisW. Larry Williams, Marianne Jackson and Patrick C. Friman Chapter 10Stereotypic Movement DisorderCraig H. KennedyChapter 11A Contextual Model of Restraint Free Care for Persons with DementiaJane E. Fisher, Claudia Drossel, Craig Yury and Stacey CherupChapter 12Brain InjuryMark R. Dixon and Holly L. BihlerChapter 13A Behavioral Approach to the Treatment of Substance Use DisordersStephen T. Higgins, Sarah H. Heil, and Stacey C. SigmonChapter 13Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic DisordersDavid A. Wilder and Stephen E. WongChapter 15Mood Disorders Derek R. Hopko, Sandra D. Hopko, and Carl W. LejuezChapter 16The Fear Factor: A Functional Perspective on AnxietyPatrick C. FrimanChapter 17Sexual DisordersJoseph J. PlaudChapter 18: Eating DisordersRichard F. Farmer and Janet D. LatnerChapter 19Personality DisordersPrudence Cuper, Rhonda Merwin and Thomas LynchChapter 20Impulse Control DisordersMark R. Dixon and Taylor E. Johnson Chapter 21Functional Assessment with Clinical Populations: Current Status and Future DirectionsCynthia M. Anderson