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Behaviour Therapy
Techniques, Research and Applications

  • S P K Jena - Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi, India


January 2008 | 284 pages | SAGE India
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.

 
Preface
 
PART ONE: Foundations, Developmental Issues and Assessment: The Philosophical and Historical Foundations
 
Conceptual Issues
 
Psychobiological Basis of Behaviour Therapy
 
Developmental Perspective
 
Behavioural Assessment and Diagnosis
 
PART TWO: 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
 
PART THREE: Research and Practise: Research Designs
 
The Evidence-based Approach
 
Ethical Issues in Behaviour Therapy
 
Appendices
 
Index

The book presents a comprehensive review of the subject. It provides practical as well as theoretical guidance to behaviour therapy. I would recommend it to professionals who practice behavioural interventions and seek to broaden their knowledge.

The National Medical Journal of India

It is refreshing that behaviour therapy gets a new release and a new presentation in this book which attempts to remove some of the stereotypes and presents a more balanced and scholarly view of not only ‘traditional’ behaviour therapy but also of the changes and innovations in an admittedly beneficial therapeutic procedure... A description of basic principles and techniques is followed by examples illustrative of their clinical application. Studies are presented in sufficient detail and demonstrate the process as well as the clinical usage of these procedures…. Overall, the book has been well-presented and rigorously referenced.

Psychology and Developing Societies

This book focuses on the contemporary issues of research and practice of behaviour therapy.

Times of India

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S. P. K. Jena

S P K Jena is Associate Professor and former teacher-in-charge at Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi South Campus (New Delhi). He graduated from Centre of Advanced Study in Psychology (Bhubaneswar); trained in clinical psychology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Bangalore) and attained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Central Institute of Psychiatry (Ranchi).Prior to this, he served as Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Regional Training Centres (Kolkata and Patna); Reader in Special Education at Institute of Advance Study in Education in... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352809516
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