Psychotherapy III - Psychology 100 Dr. Claire Ashton-James...

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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 100 Dr. Claire Ashton-James Focus not on the mind/thoughts/memories Focus on maladaptive behaviour Conditioning techniques can be used to change behaviour Rewards and punishments can be used to improve behaviour Example: Eliminating phobias by conditioning a new association Snake bite fear response Snake fear response Snake feed person tasty food pleasure Snake pleasure Example: Eliminating a phobia via extinction Snake bite fear Snake fear Snake no bite less fear Snake no bite even less fear A technique that uses counter-conditioning and extinction to reduce the fear and anxiety that have become associated with the specific object or event; a multistep process that attempts to replace the negative learned association with relaxation 1. The client constructs an anxiety hierarchy, which is an ordered list of situations that lead to fearful reactions from...
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