ERIC Number: ED104890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Behavior Therapy.
Puretz, Susan L.
A variety of psychotherapeutic methodologies has proliferated as a consequence of rapid growth in the need for mental health services. The effectiveness of many of these methods is questionable. Although each psychotherapeutic technique advances claims for its continued use based on clinical effectiveness, few offer adequate scientific evidence to either document or support their methodology. Only behavior therapy appears to offer scientific refutation to claims that psychotherapy does not work. (A major focus of this study concerns a historical overview of behavior therapy and a discussion of various techniques including a) reciprocal inhibition, b) assertive training, c) aversive stimulation, and d) desensitization. Emphasis is placed on related research supporting behavioral therapy's efficacy.) (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1975)