Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 15

1st Edition - December 28, 1983

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219158

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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 7 covers the developments in the study of behavioral modification. The book discusses the behavioral intervention with child abuse and neglect; the effects of depression in the mentally retarded; and the critical issues in the assessment of headache. The text also describes social skills training; behavior modification in social work practice; and the outcomes and elements of behavioral contracting. The status of cognitive variables in assertiveness training is also considered. Psychologists and psychiatrists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    Behavioral Intervention with Child Abuse and Neglect

    I. Introduction

    II. Frameworks for Viewing Child Abuse and Neglect

    III. A Social Learning Approach to Family Interaction

    IV. Effectiveness of Behavioral Methods

    V. Recommendations for Future Efforts

    VI. Summary and Conclusions


    Depression in the Mentally Retarded: Toward a Conceptual Analysis of Diagnosis

    I. Prevalence

    II. Etiology

    III. Diagnosis

    IV. Conclusions and Future Directions


    Critical Issues in the Assessment of Headache

    I. Introduction

    II. Mechanisms and Treatment: From Past to Present

    III. Basic Assessment Issues

    IV. Client-Treatment Matching

    V. Summary


    A Review of Generalization in Social Skills Training: Suggestions for Future Research

    I. Introduction

    II. Methodology for Review

    III. Review of Studies

    IV. Factors Related to Success and/or Failure of Generalization

    V. Suggestions for Successful Training and Assessment of Generalization

    VI. Ethical Considerations

    VII. Conclusions


    Behavior Modification in Social Work Practice

    I. Introduction

    II. Applications

    III. Discussion


    Behavioral Contracting: Outcomes and Elements

    I. Introduction

    II. Examples and Operational Elements of Behavioral Contracting

    III. Outcome Studies of Behavioral Contracting

    IV. Summary and Integration: Toward Identifying Active Elements


    The Current Status of Cognitive Variables in Assertiveness Training

    I. Introduction

    II. Cognitive Components

    III. Methodological Issues-Cognitive versus Behavioral Approaches to Treatment

    IV. Summary of Comparative Treatment Studies

    V. Conclusions and Future Directions



    Contents of Previous Volumes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: December 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219158

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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