What specific behavioral techniques can psychotherapists use to help clients change unwanted behaviors (i.e., exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, behavioral self-monitoring, and skills training)? Provide an example and explanation to the specific behavioral techniques psychotherapists use to help clients change unwanted behaviors
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Behavioural techniques to change unwanted behaviors
1. Behavior modification programs
For example: unwanted behavior or target behavior is talking loudly in class in a manner that disturbs classmates.
Behavior modification program is ABA design. Set a baseline then intervention then slowly decrease use of intervention to no intervention. For instance, chart one week of child's behavior in class. Then use intervention such as every time child speaks quietly and does not disturb his classmate, he receives a sticker. After 5 stickers, he may trade it in a for a toy. Thus, the intervention being used is positive reinforcement . As well, every time the child is speaking loudly, the teacher redirects the behavior by reminding the child that loud speaking is not the appreciated. The behavior modification program will target the loudness of speech in class for three weeks consistently.
Then, the teacher will slowly fade out the reminders for quiet speech. Next, the teacher will reduce the interval of positive reinforcement gradually from every time the child speaks ...
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