Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 8

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219080

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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 8 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses the conceptual issues and treatment interventions for obsessive-compulsives; the behavioral study of clinical phobias; and fear reduction techniques with children. The text also describes the behavioral treatments for marital discord; the behavioral treatment of headaches; and the behavioral assessment and treatment of clinical pain. The modification of academic performance in the grade school classroom is also considered. Psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and educators will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Obsessive-Compulsives: Conceptual Issues and Treatment Interventions

    I. Definitions

    II. Symptomatology and Characteristics

    III. Theoretical Formulation

    IV. Behavioral Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsives

    V. Other Treatment Approaches

    VI. Further Considerations


    The Behavioral Study of Clinical Phobias

    I. Introduction

    II. Etiological Considerations

    III. Assessment

    IV. Treatment

    V. Concluding Remarks


    Fear Reduction Techniques with Children

    I. Introduction

    II. Childhood Fears and Phobias

    III. Theoretical Considerations

    IV. Behavioral Fear Reduction Techniques

    V. Toward an Integrated Treatment


    Behavioral Treatments for Marital Discord: A Critical Appraisal

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavioral Models of Relationship Discord

    III. Behavioral Assessment of Marital Dysfunction

    IV. Efficacy of Behavioral Marital Therapy: Treatment Strategies

    V. Overall Summary


    Behavioral Treatment of Headaches

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification of Headaches

    III. Brief Description of Pathophysiology and Clinical Features of Headache Categories of Interest

    IV. Traditional Medical Treatment of Headaches

    V. Bases for Evaluation

    VI. Organization of the Chapter

    VII. Large Scale Retrospective Outcome Studies

    VIII. Conclusions


    Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Clinical Pain: Appraisal of Current Status

    I. Introduction

    II. A Behavioral Conceptualization of Pain

    III. Behavioral Assessment of Clinical Pain

    IV. Behavioral Treatment of Clinical Pain

    V. Conclusions and Future Trends


    Modifying Academic Performance in the Grade School Classroom

    I. Introduction

    II. Modifying On-Task Behavior

    III. Modifying Academic Product Performance


    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219080

About the Editors

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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