Understanding Behavior Disorders

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2007-10-01
Publisher(s): Context Pr
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A relatively large portion of the population suffers from some behavior problem, be it their own or that of someone they love. Historically, the discipline of behavior analysis has been successful in using findings from basic research to create effective treatments for these problems. In fact, behavior analytic treatments have become the gold-standard in training those with autism and other developmental disabilities to communicate, engage in good social relations, and reduce self-injury. Although at the forefront of early treatment advances for depression, anxiety, attention deficits, etc., in the last thirty years, basic behavior analytic research has done little to advance the understanding and treatment of these problems. However, with the recent development of a workable behavior analytic theory of language and cognition (i.e., Relational Frame Theory, RFT) along with "third wave" behavioral interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, behavioral activation, and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, behavior analysis may again be ready to advance both the understanding and treatment of various psychiatric problems.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. X
Introduction to Understanding Behavior Disorders: A Contemporary Behavioral Perspectivep. 11
An Introduction to Principles of Behaviorp. 21
Applied Extensions of Behavior Principles: Applied Behavioral Concepts and Behavioral Theoriesp. 47
From Normal Anxiety to Anxiety Disorders: An Experiential Avoidance Perspectivep. 81
A Functional Contextual Account of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 117
A Contemporary Behavior Analytic Model of Trichotillomaniap. 157
An Integrative Model of Depression Using Modern Behavioral Principlesp. 181
Psychotic Disordersp. 217
Addictive Behavior: An RFT-Enhanced Theory of Addictionp. 237
Eating Disorders: A New Behavioral Perspective and Acceptance-Based Treatment Approachp. 271
Personality Disordersp. 297
Sexual Disordersp. 341
Clinical Behavior Analysis and Health Psychology Applicationsp. 369
A Behavioral Perspective on Adult Attachment Style, Intimacy, and Relationship Healthp. 389
Implications of Verbal Processes for Childhood Disorders: Tourette's Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Autismp. 417
Indexp. 445
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