Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment

Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment

2nd Edition - March 20, 2020

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  • Editor: Peter Sturmey
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128054697
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128134290

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Much of clinical psychology relies upon cognitive behavior therapy to treat clinical disorders via attempting to change thinking and feeling in order to change behavior. Functional approaches differ in that they focus on context and the environmental influence on behavior, thoughts, and feelings. This second edition of Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment updates the material in keeping with DSM-5 and ICD-10 and provides 40% new information, including updated literature reviews, greater detail in the functional analysis/assessment sections of each chapter, two new chapters on autism spectrum disorders and chronic health problems, and examples of worked assessments, such as interview transcripts, ABC charts, and observational data.

Key Features

  • Discusses functional analytic approaches to treat specific clinical disorders
  • Appropriate for use with both adult and child populations
  • Updated to reflect DSM-5
  • Includes two new chapters on treatment for ADHD and chronic health problems
  • Shows more examples of worked assessments and treatment plans


Clinical practitioners treating any variety of disorders or population

Table of Contents

  • 1. Structural and functional approaches to psychopathology and case formulation
    Peter Sturmey, John Ward-Horner and Erica Doran
    2. Operant and respondent behavior
    Peter Sturmey, John Ward-Horner and Erica Doran
    3. Advanced concepts and methods of intervention in behavioral approaches to psychopathology
    Peter Sturmey, Erica Doran and John Ward-Horner
    4. Functional analysis methodology in developmental disabilities
    Nienke Peters-Scheffer and Robert Didden
    5. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Nancy A. Neef, Christopher J. Perrin and John Northup
    6. The adaptive nature of coercive interactions between parents and their children with defiant Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: implications for treatment
    Jeffrey S. Danforth and James W. Diller
    7. Function-based assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders
    Cathleen C. Piazza, Vivian F. Iban˜ez, Caitlin A. Kirkwood, Jaime G. Crowley and Sarah D. Haney
    8. Tic disorders and trichotillomania
    Raymond G. Miltenberger, Jordan T. Stiede, Douglas W. Woods and Michael B. Himle
    9. Encopresis and enuresis
    Marianne L. Jackson, W. Larry Williams, Sharlet D. Rafacz and Patrick C. Friman
    10. Stereotypic movement disorder
    Craig H. Kennedy and Michael E. May
    11. A contextual model of care for persons with dementia
    Adrienne K. Chong, Ali Molaie and Jane E. Fisher
    12. Brain injury
    Mark R. Dixon, Jessica M. Hinman and Holly L. Bihler
    13. A behavioral approach to the treatment of substance use disorders
    Sarah H. Heil, Catalina N. Rey, Danielle R. Davis and Stephen T. Higgins
    14. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
    David A. Wilder, Stephen E. Wong, Ansley C. Hodges and Hallie M. Ertel
    15. Major depressive disorder
    Alexandra L. Rose, Derek R. Hopko, Carl W. Lejuez and Jessica F. Magidson
    16. The fear factor: A functional perspective on anxiety
    Patrick C. Friman and Simon Dymond
    17. Sexual disorders
    Joseph J. Plaud
    18. Eating disorders
    Ata Ghaderi
    19. Personality disorders
    Rhonda Merwin, Purdence Cuper, Thomas Lynch and Kibby McMahon
    20. Impulse-control  disorders
    Mark R. Dixon, Jessica M. Hinman and Taylor E. Johnson
    21. A behavioral approach to the treatment of chronic illnesses
    Bethany R. Raiff, Connor Burrows, Jessica Nastasi, Caitlyn Upton and Matthew Dwyer
    22. Functional analysis in clinical treatment: 10 years of progress, current status, and future directions
    Peter Sturmey

Product details

  • No. of pages: 586
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 20, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128054697
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128134290

About the Editor

Peter Sturmey

I have worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities for over 30 years as a volunteer; camp counselor; researcher; clinical psychologist in the British National Health Service; Chief Psychologist in developmental centers in Texas; consultant for many community services; and consultant to the states of Louisiana and Wyoming. I have been involved in professional training in Britain, Louisiana State University and now Queens College. It has always struck me that children and adults with developmental disabilities would have a better life, be happier, more autonomous and valued by other people if their staff and family members got a little help to do few simple things –interact positively and often, use contingent reinforcement accurately, teach a few simple skills and be more sensitive to preferences. I also believe that if these happened consistently, staff and family members would feel more competent.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor ,The Graduate Center and Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York, USA

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