Description : Prader-Willi Syndrome: Selected Research and Management Issues investigates the most recent developments in the diagnosis and management of individuals with the syndrome. This volume is not intended as a comprehensive review, but as a source of new, original research on this little understood syndrome. Alternative methods of identification and treatment are considered, and issues related to the nonmedical characteristics are explored.
Description : Reknowned authorities offer the first international handbook on anxiety and phobic disorders in children and adolescents. Using DSM-IV and ICD classifications, this comprehensive and up-to-date volume addresses issues related to diagnostic classification, epidemiolgy, etiology, assessment, and treatment. With its case studies, this volume makes a practical reference for clinicians, researchers, and students.
Description : The systematic application of behavioral psychology to crime and delinquency was begun only 20 years ago, yet it has already contributed significantly to our practical knowledge about prevention and correction and to our general under standing of a pressing social problem. In this handbook, we review and evalu ate what has been accomplished to date, as well as what is currently at the leading edge of the field. We do so in order to present a clear, comprehensive, and systematic view of the field and to promote and encourage still more effective action and social policy reform in the future. The chapters in this text have been written by professionals who were among the original innovators in applying behavioral psychology to crime and delinquency and who continue to make critical contributions to the field's progress, and by a new generation of energetic, young professionals who are taking the field in important and innovative directions. The contributors have attempted to review and evaluate their areas with critical dispassion, to pro vide thorough but not overly specialized discussion of their material, and to draw implications for how research, application, and social policy might be improved in the future. For our part as editors, we have tried to foster integra tion across the chapters and to provide background and conceptual material of our own.
Description : This up-to-date book combines an introduction to cognitive and behavioral principles, concepts, and methods with applications of those methods to various populations. The application chapters provide detailed information regarding the population being treated and detailed descriptions of intervention strategies. Chapters are contributed by well-known experts on cognitive-behavioral methods of clinical treatment. Topics include work with children, work with adults, and interventions based on specific problems.
Description : The three-volume Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy provides a thorough examination of the components of behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings. Although the focus is on technical applications, entries also provide the historical context in which behavior therapists have worked, including research issues and strategies. Entries on assessment, ethical concerns, theoretical differences, and the unique contributions of key figures in the movement (including B. F. Skinner, Joseph Wolpe, Aaron T. Beck, and many others) are also included. No other reference source provides such comprehensive treatment of behavior modification—history, biography, theory, and application.
Description : Assuming no prior knowledge of behaviour modification or psychology, this widely-adopted text offers students personal, hands-on experience with the principles of behaviour modification and their application to everyday concerns from helping children learn life's necessary skills to solving some of their own personal behaviour problems. *NEW-Adds/expands/updates coverage of key topics to reflect recent developments in the field, e.g.: - Parenting and gerontology. - Establishing operations. - Concurrent schedules and the matching law. - Teaching independent use of prompts in chaining procedures. - Conceptual behavior, equivalence classes, and behavioral momentum. - The causes of emotions. - The distinction between functional assessment and experimental functional analysis. - The treatment of habit disorders. *NEW-Features two new lead cases and provides additional examples to better illustrate the application of principles in everyday life with adults as well as children (versus the way these principles have been harnessed by therapists to change behavior), e.g.: - Distinguishing between the reinforcement schedules for reducing behavior: DRL, DRO, and DRI. - The nature of escape and