Monday, March 12, 2007

Behavior Therapy

[Episode 12] In this lecture, I focus on the concepts of stimulus and response, rewards and punishments, and how these concepts make operant conditioning such a powerful approach to behavior change. Also in this lecture I touch on classical conditioning, social learning theory and cognitive behavior therapy. The role of the therapist, client, expectations for treatment, implications for multicultural treatment, and the strengths and limitations of the approach are covered.

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APA (6th ed) citation for this podcast:

Singer, J. B. (Host). (2007, March 12). Behavior therapy [Episode 12]. Social Work Podcast. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from

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