ERIC Number: ED108014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-28
Reference Count: 0
COM-MAND System: A New Technique for Group Therapy.
Freeman, James T.; Stromme, Reuben E.
"COM-MAND" represents the application of behavior modification concepts to the study, management, and control of behavior within a more traditional group therapy context. The emphasis of this system is on behavior, and is predicated on the learning/educational model. The therapist functions merely as an instructor, conducting a variety of behavioral training exercises. The client is taught to observe his own behavior, its consequences, and its effect upon others through the use of various prompts and instructions by the therapist/instructor, and he is directly and immediately reinforced when he does so. The system is presently being studied through use with inmate/addicts in a federal correctional institution. Details of the techniques used and hardware required, as well as an evaluation overview of the program are presented. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (46th, Chicago, Illinois, May 2-4, 1974); Best copy available