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Behavior Therapies

General Issues

Behavior therapies use the principles of learning to change a client's maladaptive behavior

All behaviors are learned

All behaviors can be unlearned, that is, new behaviors can be learned

[Joseph Wolpe]Systematic Desensitization - developed by Joseph Wolpe (right)

Aversion Therapy

In aversion therapy, a noxious stimulus is paired with a stimulus that elicits or results in an unwanted response or behavior.

Social Skills Training

For clients with interpersonal difficulties (difficulty meeting strangers, going on dates, talking in groups, etc.), social skills training permits such clients


This page was originally posted on 12/03/03 and last updated on 04/20/03