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Parrott III, L. (2003) Counseling and psychotherapy (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole/Thomson Learning.

1. What experience have you had on the receiving end of behavioral approaches?

2. What is the difference between positive and negative reinforcement? Is either effective? Why or why not?

3. Do you think that a therapist should be an active participant in the treatment of his or her clients? Why or why not?

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Defining Therapy

Therapy is defined as that treatment attempted to alleviate and resolve a health problem after extensive diagnosis. A form of remedy, therapy is taken on to reform and provide a solution to a conflict or problem. Therapies could come as a form of chemical, physical or behaviour-management modifiers and the aim, always aside from alleviation is to arrive at a condition wherein the subject of the therapy is cured. There are varied Forms of therapy from that administered by physicians to that of mental & behaviour specialists. Aromatherapy for example is a kind of therapy practiced as a form of alternative medicine that uses aromatic compounds of plants to affect a person's mood, well-being and health. Drug therapy is the standard curative practice used in General medicine. Drug therapy through regulation (also referred to as medication) simply put is the intake of chemical substances that affects to cure ailments and health problems. ...

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