Definitions for "Behavioral therapy"
Deals directly with immediate problems. Destructive behaviors are identified and discouraged; rewarding behaviors are encouraged.
Treatment that focuses on modifying observable and, at least in principle, quantifiable behavior by systematic manipulation of the environment and behavioral variables thought to be functionally related to the behavior.
( Related information) As the name implies, behavioral therapy focuses on behavior-changing unwanted behaviors through rewards, reinforcements, and desensitization. Desensitization, or Exposure Therapy, is a process of confronting something that arouses anxiety, discomfort, or fear and overcoming the unwanted responses. Behavioral therapy often involves the cooperation of others, especially family and close friends, to reinforce a desired behavior.
a treatment plan which is designed for a particular person and targets a specific problem or behavior for modification regardless of diagnosis.
A psychological technique used to help individuals change negative behavior.
A thorough psychological evaluation used to identify good and bad candidates for bariatric surgery, as well as to help patients make the most of their surgery. Social history, psychiatric problems, current living situation, and the patient's support system are all taken into account.