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Unformatted text preview: Homework – Therapeutic Homework – Therapeutic Behavior Change Technique – In Action Lena Barber, Jessica Hardy, Mohit Patel, Magan Romano, Sonya Washington BSHS/322 November 19, 2010 Amber Michelle TemplainKuehn Introduction Introduction
The term “Homework” refers to therapeutic assignments, clients complete between therapy sessions; focused on enhancing in session treatment effectiveness and aiding clients in changing undesired behaviors. Targeted Behavior Targeted Behavior
Agoraphobia – According to DSM IV Criteria, Agoraphobia is defined as “Anxiety related to being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult (or embarrassing) or in which help may not be available in the event of having an unexpected or situational predisposed Panic Attack” (HealthyPlace.com, 2009). Behavior Log Behavior Log
• • • Examine Feelings Physical/Emotional Tracking Feelings Meditation Meditation
• Breathing ExercisesYoga, Controlled Breathing • Mental ImageryKeep a Positive Mind, See a Positive Outcome in Advance • Use Relaxation Techniques • Change Your Lifestyle Involving Others Involving Others
• • • Quality of Life Financial Hardship Frustration Support System Support System
• Find out as much as you can about panic disorder and agoraphobia • Build trust to help recovery • Take care of yourself Controlled Environment Controlled Environment
• • • Gradually Increase Exposure Choosing the least threatening environment Surround yourself with friends Less Controlled Environment Less Controlled Environment
• Public Outing Grocery stores, Restaurants, Shopping Malls • Unfamiliar Surroundings Cities, Beach, State Fairs • High Risk Severe Panic Attacks Cautions Cautions
• Client Resistance Denial Frustration • Family Resistance Lack of Support • Haste on Part of Clinician Discrimination Conclusion Conclusion
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