Unformatted text preview: ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Nursing Skill Dorian Allen
STUDENT NAME _____________________________________
Therapeutic Strategies (Behavioral Therapy)
REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER ___________ Description of Skill
Based of the theory that behavior is learned & has consequences. Abnormal behavior results
from an attempt to avoid painful feelings. Indications
Clients with anxiety, phobias, substance
abuse, addictive disorders, & bipolar
disorder. Outcomes/Evaluation Clients behavior improves after using each of
the different types of therapies: Modeling,
operant conditioning, systematic
desensitization, & aversion therapy. Potential Complications The client doesn't respond to behavioral
Compulsive behavior doesn't stop.
Panic/Anxiety worsens. ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES CONSIDERATIONS Nursing Interventions (pre, intra, post) Assess the client's behavior.
Reward the client for good behavior.
Pair maladaptive behavior with a punishment
or unpleasant stimuli to promote a change in
behavior. Client Education Diaphragmatic breathing for a client having a
When negative thoughts occur, the client can
say "stop" and substitute those negative
thoughts with positive thoughts. Nursing Interventions
Reassess the client.
Use different approaches or different types
of behavioral therapies & explore which ones
work best for the client. THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE A9 ...
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