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Ashlee McGaughey Jackie Connelly Naomi Ortega Christopher Issacs Kathleen Coburn Rosemary Keith Robert Martinez Theories and Methods of Counseling Review for Midterm 1 2/24/10 Question #1 Describe the ways in which a particular school of psychotherapy's view of how to live life impacts its emphasis on specific treatment practices. Behavioral Therapy The goals of behavioral therapist hold at an abstract level that the reduction of problematic behavior and or emotions 1 , to increase the good (why good, why not just adaptive) adaptive and decrease the maladaptive behaviors. Systematic Desensitization- Expose the client to a fear or a phobia by fear hierarchy, which will gradually expose the client to the stimulus to inhibit the emotion and then inhibit a positive emotion that will then extinguish the fear for
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Unformatted text preview: the stimulus. I think you've got it a little confused here. ... expose the client to gradations of the feared stimulus, while simultaneously inhibiting the fear response with a relaxation or pleasurable response. Reciprocal Inhibition-We cant have two opposite behaviors at the same time, for example you can either have a fear and then feel happy safe would be a better contrast. ..but not at the same time. Steps in Behavioral Rehearsa l 1. Prepare the client; give rationale, test alternative behavioral, discuss appropriate expectations 2. Identify targets for change: hierarchy of situations to rehearse 3. Role Play of behavioral rehearsal: should be realistic as possible 4. Carry out, homework 1 Emotions? Are you sure the behaviorist is concerned with emotions?...
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