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Behavioral Therapy Behavior is the way in which a person organism or group responds to a certain set of conditions The initial task of a behavior therapist is to identify an understand the clients presenting problems pg 215 Corsini Wedding After identifying the clients problems the therapist then proceeds to find the variables that maybe responsible for the problems In class on Wednesday the group talked about a lot of things but a majority of the presentation was on reinforcement They also talked about unconditioned and conditioned responses which play a big role in behavior For instance the example the group used was how when a girlfriend wore a certain kind of perfume the boy friend made the connection to feeling warm and fuzzy So there for any time he smelled the perfume no matter where he was he would feel warm and fuzzy Behavior therapy helps people change certain behaviors that they do not want There are different types and techniques of Behavior therapy such as Imagery Based Cognitive restructuring assertiveness and social skills training self control procedures real life performance length of treatment and Manual based These types of techniques are used to treat many different problems Some of the problems that these technique are used to treat are Depression interpersonal marital Chronic mental patients Childhood disorders eating and weight disorders anxiety panic Obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD and sexual disorder During the presentation the group spent most of the time and both of their exercises on reinforcement This is a big part of Behavioral therapy In class during an after the presentation we talked about two types of reinforcementsor conditioning Classical and Operant conditioning Pavlov and his work with dogs and their digestive process is an example of Classical conditioning below is the diagram of Pavlovs experiment CS Conditioned response CRConditioned response UCSUnconditioned stimuli UCRUnconditioned response Pavlov along with John B Watson also known as the father of
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