Progress in Behavior Modification - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125356190, 9781483219196

Progress in Behavior Modification

1st Edition

Volume 19

Editors: Michel Hersen Richard M. Eisler Peter M. Miller
eBook ISBN: 9781483219196
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd June 1985
Page Count: 314
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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 19 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses neuropsychology and behavior therapy; the progress in parent training; and the nature and measurement of agoraphobia. The text also describes childhood and adolescent obesity, with emphasis on the progress in behavioral assessment and treatment; the conceptualization, assessment, and intervention in fire emergencies; and behavioral pediatrics. The assessment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia is also considered. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents


Neuropsychology and Behavior Therapy

I. Introduction

II. Demographic and Epidemiological Data

III. Recovery from Brain Damage

IV. Assessment Techniques

V. Conceptual Models

VI. Empirical Considerations

VII. Conclusions


Progress in Parent Training

I. Introduction

II. Purpose

III. Overview

IV. Acquisition of Skills

V. Implementation of Skills

VI. Conclusions


On the Nature and Measurement of Agoraphobia

I. Introduction

II. Nature of Agoraphobia

III. Measurement of Agoraphobia


Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Progress in Behavioral Assessment and Treatment

I. Introduction

II. Definition and Measurement

III. Epidemiology

IV. The Relationship of Childhood to Adult Obesity

V. Behavioral Treatment: Promoting Fat Loss

VI. Behavioral Treatment: Promoting Maintenance of Fat Loss

VII. Concluding Comments


Behavior Therapy and Fire Emergencies: Conceptualization, Assessment, and Intervention

I. Introduction

II. Conceptualization

III. Implications for Intervention

IV. Intervention

V. Future Research Directions


Behavioral Pediatrics: Research, Treatment, Recommendations

I. Introduction

II. Treatment Protocols for Dissemination

III. Behavioral-Medical Disorders

IV. The Pediatrician's Role

V. Pediatrician's Response


The Assessment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

I. Introduction

II. Theoretical Considerations

III. Assessment

IV. Assessment during Treatment Studies

V. Conclusions and Suggestions




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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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