Behavior Change in the Human Services: Behavioral and Cognitive Principles and Applications / Edition 5

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Overview

Behavior Change in the Human Services, Fifth Edition systematically reviews behavioral and cognitive principles and their applications in the human service professions. Designed for students and practitioners, the book uses a unique problem-solving framework to demonstrate how behavior change principles can be applied to practice situations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761988700
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Sundel, President of Sundel Consulting Group, is a behavior change consultant and practitioner. He is a Charter Clinical Fellow of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society. He was the Dulak Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, and also served on the faculties of The University of Michigan, The University of Louisville, and Florida International University. He holds professional degrees in social work and psychology from the University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Community Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has published extensively on the application of behavioral science knowledge to the helping professions. His publication credits include Be Assertive, Assessing Health and Human Service Needs, Individual Change Through Small Groups (2nd edition), Midlife Myths, and Women at Midlife.

Sandra S. Sundel is Executive Director of Jewish Family Service of Broward County, Florida. She was formerly a professor of social work at Florida Atlantic University. She has taught courses in social work practice, behavior therapy, interpersonal communication, and group work, and has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on these topics. She has consulted with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on organizational behavior management and interpersonal communication in the workplace. She is coauthor of Be Assertive and Women at Midlife, and has published many book chapters and journal articles. She specializes in behavior therapy with women and families.

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Table of Contents

To the student : how to use this book
1 Specifying behavior 11
2 Positive reinforcement 19
3 Extinction 31
4 Positive reinforcement contingencies 45
5 Shaping and response differentiation 63
6 Stimulus control : discrimination and generalization 75
7 Conditioned reinforcement and chaining 89
8 Modeling and imitation 105
9 Punishment 119
10 Negative reinforcement 137
11 Respondent conditioning 151
12 Generalization and maintenance of behavior change 167
13 Behavioral assessment 179
14 Goal setting, intervention planning, and evaluation 213
15 Intervention techniques 237
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