Behavior Therapy

Key Concepts


Begin with comprehensive assessment, using BASIC ID diagnosis
Behavior - Overt behaviors and habits
Affect - Emotions, moods, strong feelings
Sensation - The five senses, unpleasant sensations, aches, pains, dizziness
Imagery - how does client view self, dreams and memories
Cognition - Insights, philosophies, ideas judgments

Interpersonal relationships - interactions with other people
Drugs / biology - Drugs, prescription, non-prescription, health and nutrition, concerns about health

Focus on helping in specific areas
Define specific goals from general one's
Systematic desensitization for fears, such as fear of height or failing
Homework for practice

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