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ERIC Number: ED146526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 17
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A Review of Attitude Therapy: The History, Concepts, Further Applications, Advantages, and Disadvantages.
Ertz, Dewey J.
"Attitude" is an oreintation organized through experiences which respond consistently to an object, person, or situation. Attitude Therapy is aimed at modifying a patient's patterns of behavior which is viewed as a group of symptoms, rather than one specific symptom. Five attitude prescriptions employed in Attitude Therapy are: (1) kind firmness; (2) active friendliness; (3) passive friendliness; (4) no demand; (5) matter-of-fact. To date, the techniques and philosophy of this therapy have been used mainly in psychiatric settings, but they may be profitably used in community settings such as half-way houses, group homes, etc. Five strengths of this therapy are explored, including the fact that it is easily understood and involves all staff persons. Three disadvantages are: (1) difficulty in attaining consistency and adequate training among all staff members; (2) lack of applicability of some attitude prescriptions to settings other than psychiatric; and (3) general lack of existing research. A list of references is included. (Author/PFS)
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