Behavior Therapy in Psychiatric Practice

Behavior Therapy in Psychiatric Practice

The Use of Behavioral Procedures by Psychiatrists

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editors: Joseph Wolpe, Leo J. Reyna
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188003

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Behavior Therapy in Psychiatric Practice presents a list of problems dealt with in the field of psychiatry, psychology, and sociology. These issues are identified and effective therapies are suggested. Such deviant behaviors as drug addiction, irrational fears or phobias, obsessive compulsion, and sexual deviations are covered in the book. The book discusses the experience of a real patient as a case sample and states the mode of therapy that cured the patient’s abnormality. A section of the book describes the process of non-verbal factors of assertive training. Assertive training is a form of explicit verbal message modification. A chapter of the text shows the correlational study of assertiveness and anxiety. The diagnosis and treatment of Depression is fully covered. A type of therapy which is called the Family Contracting Exercise is described and taught. The book will provide useful information to psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, students and researchers in the field of psychology.

Table of Contents

  • Addiction, Amphetamine: Contingency Management: 16 Female Patients,16-44 Yrs. Old

    A Contingency Management Program on a Drug-Free Unit for Intravenous Amphetamine Addicts

    Agoraphobia: Behavior Analysis: 48 Yr. Old Female

    Identifying the Antecedents of an Agoraphobic Reaction: A Transcript

    Anorexia Nervosa: Positive Reinforcement: 14 Yr. Old Female

    Food as the Reinforcer in the Outpatient Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia Nervosa: Behavior Analysis: Young Adult Female

    Identifying the Anxiety Antecedents of a Psychosomatic Reaction: A Transcript

    Anorexia Nervosa: Contingency Management: 22 Yr. Old Female; 16 Yr. Old Female

    Rapid Treatment of Two Cases of Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia Nervosa: Systematic Desensitization: 20 Yr. Old Female

    Systematic Desensitization of Anorexia Nervosa Seen as a Weight Phobia

    Assertive Training: Teaching Non-Verbal Components of

    Teaching the Nonverbal Components of Assertive Training

    Assertiveness & Anxiety: Correlational Study: 86 Female/Male Voluntary College-Age Students

    Assertiveness and Anxiety: A Correlational Study

    Compulsion, Handwashing: Systematic Desensitization: 26 Yr. Old Female

    Treatment of a Severe Handwashing Compulsion by Systematic Desensitization: A Case Report

    Crowds, Fear of: Systematic Desensitization: 51 Yr. Old Male

    The Disinhibition of a Memory During Systematic Desensitization

    Depression: Behavior Analysis: 41 Yr. Old Female

    Transcript of Initial Interview In a Case of Depression

    Depression: "Spontaneous" Therapy: 23 Yr. Old Female

    A Case Illustration of "Spontaneous" Therapy Preempting Planned Therapy

    Elevators, Fear of: Reciprocal Inhibition By Feeding: 19 Yr. Old Male; 32 Yr. Old Male

    A Brief Treatment of Elevator Phobia

    A Critical Comment on the Use of Food Deprivation in the "Brief Treatment of Elevator Phobia."

    Reply to Rosen's Critical Comment

    Exhibitionism: Aversion Therapy: 12 Yr. Old Male

    The Successful Application of Aversion Therapy to an Adolescent Exhibitionist

    Family Therapy: Contingency Contracting

    The Family Contracting Exercise

    Fire-Arms, Fear of: Flooding & Reciprocal Inhibition by Motor Activity: 43 Yr. Old Male

    Treatment of Fire-Arm Phobia by Flooding in Vivo and Motor Activity: A Case Study

    Flying, Fear of: Systematic Desensitization in Groups: 84 Female & 18 Male Volunteers: 20-69 Yrs. Old

    An Audiovisual Program for Group Desensitization

    Flying, Fear of: Systematic Desensitization: 40 Females & 11 Males: 28-70 Yrs. Old

    An Automated Audiovisual Treatment of Phobias Administered by Non-Professionals

    Gastrointestinal Disorders, Diarrhea: Biofeedback Procedures: 5 Females: 15-62 Yrs. Old

    Intestinal Biofeedback In Functional Diarrhea: A Preliminary Report

    Heart Attack, Fear Of: Systematic Desensitization: 44 Yr. Old Female

    Combined Use of Imaginal and Interoceptive Stimuli In Desensitizing Fear of Heart Attacks

    Homosexuality: Septal Stimulation: 24 Yr. Old Male

    Septal Stimulation for the Initiation of Heterosexual Behavior in a Homosexual Male

    Hypochondriacal Anxiety: Behavior Analysis

    Behavior Analysis of a Case of Hypochondriacal Anxiety: Transcript of First Interview

    Hypochondria, Variants of: Systematic Desensitization

    Exposure Time as the Main Hierarchy Variable

    Obsession, Color-Naming: Thought-Stopping: 24 Yr. Old Male

    The Treatment Of An Obsession by thought-Stopping

    Obsessive Rumination: Biofeedback Procedures: 2 Male & 3 Female Outpatients: Mean Age 32.10 Yrs

    Biofeedback of EEG Alpha in the Treatment of Obsessive Ruminations: An Exploration

    Pedophilia, Homosexual: Thought-Stopping & Assertive Training: 40 Yr. Old Male

    Case Conference: Assertive Training in a Case of Homosexual Pedophilia

    Rejection, Fear of: Reciprocal Inhibition: 34 & 25 Yr. Old Females

    Induced Anger as a Reciprocal Inhibitor of Fear

    Schizophrenia: Systematic Desensitization & Assertive Training: 15 Male & 9 Female Hospitalized Schizophrenics: 21-68 Yrs. Old

    The Ineffectiveness of Systematic Desensitization and Assertive Training in Hospitalized Schizophrenics

    Sexual Deviations, Exhibitionism, Etc.: Aversion Therapy: 6 Males: 21-31 Yrs. Old

    Aversion Therapy Applied to Taped Sequences of Deviant Behavior in Exhibitionism and Other Sexual Deviations: A Preliminary Report

    Sexual Dysfunction, Ejaculation: Systematic Desensitization: 24 Yr Old Male

    Ejaculatory Incompetence Treated By Deconditioning Anxiety

    Speech Disorder: Operant Conditioning & Behavior Rehearsal: 18 Yr. Old Male

    Treatment of a Severe Speech Disorder by Behavior Modification: A Case Study

    Stuttering: Assertive Training: 22 Yr. Old Male

    The Use of Behavior Therapy Techniques in Crisis-Intervention: A Case Report

    Stuttering: Metronome-Conditioning Treatment: 144 Patients: Mostly Adolescent & Male

    Miniaturized Metronomes in the Treatment of Stuttering: A Survey Of Clinicians' Experience

    Tape Recordings: Intersession Use Of

    The Use Of Tape Recordings between Therapy Sessions

    Thought-Stopping: 35 Yr. Old Female

    Dealing With Resistance to Thought-Stopping: A Transcript

    TICS: Negative Practice: 2 Male Mental Health Patients

    The Treatment of Tics by Negative Practice

    Transvestism: Aversion Therapy & Positive Reinforcement: 2 Males In Mid-Twenties

    Positive Control as an Alternative to Aversion Therapy


Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188003

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Joseph Wolpe

Leo J. Reyna

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