Future Perspectives in Behavior Therapy

Future Perspectives in Behavior Therapy

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Contemporary behavior therapy encompasses diverse conceptual positions, clinical and applied problems, and intervention techniques. Behavior therapy has spread to several disciplines to provide substantive concepts and procedures as well as methodological tenets regarding how intervention techniques are to be evaluated. The proliferation of behavior therapy research has produced a plethora of texts. Typically texts review the history of particular treatments and detail contemporary advances. The historical underpinnings are often emphasized with the heavily labored view that in order to understand where one is going, it is important to understand where one has been. To be sure, historical roots of behavior therapy are important to document. However, a given history might have many different outcomes. Similarly, the current status of par- ticular areas is frequently reviewed. Sometimes the number of reviews seems to approach or exceed the number of sound studies that there are to be reviewed. A review of current work is obviously essential but leaves open major questions of where the work will all lead. A valuable addition to ex- isting reviews would be information that points in a prescriptive or explicit way to areas that are likely to be important in future work. The present book is unique in its approach and focus. Brief reviews of contemporary advances are provided in diverse areas of behavior therapy and serve as a point of departure to chart emerging trends and future direc- tions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.56mm | 544g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
  • XVI, 350 p.
  • 1461332451
  • 9781461332459

Table of contents

I: Children.- 1. Behavioral Approaches to Prevention.- 2. Behavior Therapy in Education.- 3. Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Childhood Disorders.- 4. Behavioral Approaches to Juvenile Delinquency: Future Perspectives.- II: Adults.- 5. Psychopharmacology and Behavior Therapy.- 6. Behavioral Treatment of Affective Disorders.- 7. Behavioral Treatment of Cognitive Disorders.- 8. Behavioral Treatment of Phobic and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.- 9. Behavioral Treatment of Addictive Disorders.- 10. Behavioral Medicine.- III: Community.- 11. Behavioral Ecology: A Social Systems Approach to Environmental Problems.- 12. Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Rape Victims.- 13. Behavioral Approaches to Gerontology.- 14. Behavioral Intervention in Industry and Government.- 15. Behavior Therapy and the Good Life.
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About Larry Michelson

Paul S. Turner is the author of numerous articles and books. He practices banking and commercial law and consults on legal matters, with offices in Los Angeles, California. He first became familiar with the risks of payment systems as a lawyer at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where as an assistant general counsel he advised the Occidental treasury department. He was an official advisor to the uniform law commissioners who wrote Article 4A (Funds Transfers) of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and revised UCC Articles 3 (Negotiable Instruments), 4 (Banks Deposits and Collections), and 5 (Letters of Credit). He has served as a member of the Payments Advisory Group of the Association for Financial Professionals and is vice chair of the American Bar Association's Payments Committee, a subcommittee of the Association's Business Law Section.
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