Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 17

1st Edition - May 1, 1984

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219172

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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 17 covers the developments in behavior modification. The book discusses psychophysiological assessment; behavioral counseling; and applications of behavioral medicine with children at risk of coronary heart disease. The text also describes the intervention for behavioral risk factors in coronary heart disease in children; behavioral medicine in children with pain disorders, seizures, neuromuscular disorders, diabetes, and pediatric oncology; and the training of behavior change agents. The private practice of behavior therapy is also considered. Psychologists and paediatricians will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    Psychophysiological Assessment

    I. Assessment of Responses

    II. Methodological Issues

    III. Factors Affecting Interpretation of Results

    IV. Clinical Uses of Psychophysiological Assessment

    V. Conclusions


    Behavioral Counseling

    I. Introduction: Counseling as a Practice-Oriented Profession

    II. What Does It Mean To Be a Behavioral Counselor

    III. What Is the Purpose of Behavioral Counseling Theory

    IV. How Do We Change Self-Efficacy

    V. What Are Some Examples of Counseling Research

    VI. The Present and Future of Behavioral Counseling


    Applications of Behavioral Medicine with Children

    I. Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease

    I. Introduction and Background Information

    II. Epidemiology of Risk Factors


    Applications of Behavioral Medicine with Children

    II. Intervention for Behavioral Risk Factors in Coronary Heart Disease

    I. Intervention Studies

    II. Recommendations


    Behavioral Medicine with Children: Applications in Chronic Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavioral Interventions for Chronic Pediatric Pain

    III. Applications with Seizure Disorders

    IV. Neuromuscular Disorders

    V. Diabetes

    VI. Oncology


    Training of Behavior Change Agents

    I. Introduction

    II. Defining Change Agent Competence

    III. Teaching Behavior Change Skills

    IV. Generalization of Behavior Change Skills

    V. Issues in Training Research

    VI. Concluding Comments


    The Private Practice of Behavior Therapy

    I. The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Private Practice in Behavior Therapy

    II. Establishing and Maintaining a Private Practice in Behavior Therapy

    III. Procedural Concerns for the Conduct of a Private Practice

    IV. Business Concerns for the Behavior Therapist

    V. Case Illustrations

    VI. Current Trends and Future Directions in the Practice of Behavior Therapy



    Contents of Previous Volumes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: May 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219172

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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