ISBN 9780761936244,Behaviour Therapy : Techniques, Research and Applications

Behaviour Therapy : Techniques, Research and Applications


S P K Jena


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780761936244

ISBN-10 0761936246

Hard Back

Number of Pages 285 Pages
Language (English)


Behaviour Therapy is based on the application of principles of learning to change human behaviour. In the last two decades it has grown into a promising scientific discipline. This development is exemplified by extensive research and applications. The present book provides a unifying account of its contemporary developments, linking underlying theories with practice. This book is divided into three sections. In the first section, basic assumptions of behaviour therapy are examined and emerging trends such as radical behaviourism, cognitive behaviourism and systematic eclectism are dealt with in a systematic manner. In the second section, the techniques of behaviour therapy, their theoretical bases and applications have been illustrated with the help of empirical studies. The concluding section focuses on the contemporary issues of research and practice of behaviour therapy. Table of Contents Preface I. Foundations, Developmental Issues and Assessment: The Philosophical and Historical Foundations Conceptual Issues Psychobiological Basis of Behaviour Therapy Developmental Perspective Behavioural Assessment and Diagnosis II. Techniques of Behaviour Therapy: Reinforcing Desirable Responding Developing New Behaviour Modelling and Observational Learning Aversive Procedures Non-aversive Procedures Exposure Procedures Relaxation and Systematic Desensitisation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing: EMDR Covert Conditioning Procedures Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy III. Research and Practise: Research Designs The Evidence-based Approach Ethical Issues in Behaviour Therapy Appendices