Progress in Behavior Modification - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125356060, 9781483277103

Progress in Behavior Modification

1st Edition

Volume 6

Editors: Michel Hersen Richard M. Eisler Peter M. Miller
eBook ISBN: 9781483277103
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 1978
Page Count: 268
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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 6, is a multidisciplinary serial publication that encompasses the contributions of psychology, psychiatry, social work, speech therapy, education, and rehabilitation. This serial aims to meet the need for a review publication that undertakes to present yearly in-depth evaluations that include a scholarly examination of theoretical underpinnings, a careful survey of research findings, and a comparative analysis of existing techniques and methodologies. The discussions center on a wide spectrum of child and adult disorders. The book opens with a chapter on the various behavioral procedures for treating insomnia. This is followed by separate chapters on behavioral analysis and formulation of the problem of stuttering; the assessment and treatment of enuresis and encopresis in children; and the development of behavior modification in Latin America. Subsequent chapters deal with the analysis of behavior modification from the point of view of its social identity; the conceptual and clinical literature resulting from the broader emphasis in behavior modification; and the relationship between therapist and client.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Behavioral Treatments for Insomniac

I. Introduction

II. Rationale and Effectiveness of Behavioral Treatments

III. Overview and Future Trends


Behavioral Approaches to Stuttering

I. Introduction and Basic Description

II. Established Research Findings

III. Behavioral Treatment of Stuttering

IV. Stuttering and Muscle Tension Reduction

V. Conclusions and Implications


Assessment and Treatment of Enuresis and Encopresis in Children

I. Enuresis

II. Encopresis


Behavior Modification in Latin America

I. The Frame of Reference

II. Training

III. Professional Activities

IV. Associations and Congresses

V. Publications

VI. Areas of Research and Application

VII. Conclusions


The Social Identity of Behavior Modification

I. Introduction

II. The Conceptual Context

III. An Empirical Study

IV. A Change in Focus

V. A Change in Labels

VI. Conclusion


New Directions in Behavior Modification with Children

I. Introduction

II. Verbal Self-Regulation

III. Attentional Problems

IV. Delay of Gratification

V. Rule Following

VI. Aggression

VII. Mental Health

VIII. Issues

IX. Conclusion


The Therapist-Client Relationship in Behavior Therapy

I. Introduction

II. A Theoretical Controversy

III. Interactional Concepts

IV. Tactics and Verbal Conditioning: A New Look at

V. Some Old Data

VI. Interactional Phenomena in Behavior Therapy

VII. Implications for Future Directions


Subject Index


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About the Editor

Michel Hersen

Michel Hersen (Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966) is Professor and Dean, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. He is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has written 4 books, co-authored and co-edited 126 books, including the Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults and Single Case Experimental Designs. He has also published more than 220 scientific journal articles and is co-editor of several psychological journals, including Behavior Modification, Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, and Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal. With Alan S. Bellack, he is co-editor of the recently published 11 volume work entitled Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hersen has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Education, the National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Distinguished Practitioner and Member of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, and recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award in 1996 from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians. Dr. Hersen has written and edited numerous articles, chapters and books on clinical assessment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.

Richard M. Eisler

Peter M. Miller

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