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Kitchener, Richard F. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1980
Argues that behavior therapists are really ethical relativists and sometimes ethical skeptics. Ethical naturalism found in operant behavior therapy does entail ethical relativism. Other authors respond to these views. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Theories, Codes of Ethics, Counseling
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Whalen, Carol K.; Henker, Barbara – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1991
Compares three treatment modalities for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) including stimulant treatments, primarily methylphenidate; behavioral treatments, including contingency management and parent training; and cognitive-behavioral or self-regulation therapies. Discusses methodological quandaries, constricted focus, and…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Modification, Children, Cognitive Restructuring
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Kendall, Philip C. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1993
Describes guiding theory behind cognitive-behavioral interventions with youth, such as therapeutic posture, an important cognitive distinction, and specific treatment goal. On basis of review of literature, nature of cognitive functioning, treatments, and outcome of treatment studies are described and examined for aggression, anxiety, depression,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Hollon, Steven D.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1993
Sees cognitive therapy as promising psychosocial intervention for treatment of depression. Notes that, although cognitive therapy appears to be at least equal to alternative interventions with respect to acute treatment and there are indications that it may reduce risk of symptom return after treatment termination, design limitations reduce…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques
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Wilson, G. Terence; Fairburn, Christopher G. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1993
Sees cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as applicable to all eating disorders but most intensively studied in treatment of bulimia nervosa. Briefly reviews most commonly used cognitive treatments for eating disorders, provides critical evaluation of their effectiveness, and speculates about their mechanisms of action. Notes that CBT has not been…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Bulimia, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Cognitive Restructuring
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Jacobson, Neil S.; Truax, Paula – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1991
Describes ways of operationalizing clinically significant change, defined as extent to which therapy moves someone outside range of dysfunctional population or within range of functional population. Uses examples to show how clients can be categorized on basis of this definition. Proposes reliable change index (RC) to determine whether magnitude…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Change, Marriage Counseling, Psychological Studies
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Michelson, Larry K.; Marchione, Karen – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1991
Examines theoretical, methodologic, and research issues as well as strengths, limitations, and possible interactions pertaining to behavioral, cognitive, and pharmacological treatments of panic disorder with agoraphobia. Compares attrition, outcome, and maintenance effects and presents composite indices of significant improvement, endstate…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Drug Therapy
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Johnson, Craig; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1987
Describes a treatment approach for the symptom management of bulimia that is a synthesis of various techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, response prevention, relapse training, and psychodynamic therapy. The model has been a useful teaching tool for staff and patients in both group and individual formats. Addresses the challenges of…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Bulimia, Cognitive Restructuring
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Keefe, Francis J.; Gil, Karen M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986
Reviews behavioral and psychological concepts currently applied to the assessment and treatment of chronic pain syndromes, including operant conditioning and psychophysiologic concepts such as the stress-pain hypothesis, the pain-muscle spasm-pain cycle, and the neuromuscular pain model. Discusses relaxation and biofeedback training and concepts…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Patterns, Biofeedback, Cognitive Psychology