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Functional Analysis

Functional analysis examines the causes and consequences of behavior—it is a “powerful method of empirically identifying the variables that maintain a problem behavior” (Rummel, Garrison-Diehn, Catlin, & Fisher, 2012). One assumption of functional analysis is that behavior is contextual—it is influenced by the environment around the individual. Behavior has consequences and in operant conditioning terms these can be seen to reinforce or punish a behavior, making it more or less likely to occur in the future. Haynes & O’Brien (1990) define functional analysis as: “The identification of important, controllable, causal functional relationships applicable to a specified set of target behaviors for an individual client.” Read more
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ABC Belief Monitoring

Functional analysis explores relationships between stimuli and responses. This behavioral analysis tool is arranged in an ABC (Antedents, Behaviors, C ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/abc-belief-monitoring/

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Functional Analysis

Functional analysis examines the causes and consequences of behavior. This classic A-B-C Functional Analysis worksheet can be used to collect informat ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/functional-analysis/

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Functional Analysis With Intervention Planning

This classic A-B-C functional analysis worksheet can be used to collect information about what came before a behavior (antecedents), the behavior itse ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/functional-analysis-with-intervention-planning/

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Lapse And Relapse Management

Recovery has a fluctuating course and so Lapse And Relapse Management is necessary when learning any new skill. It is applicable to most CBT work, as ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/lapse-and-relapse-management/

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Stages Of Social Anxiety

Stages of Social Anxiety is a CBT worksheet to explore maintaining factors with a client and then to explore possible treatment strategies. ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/stages-of-social-anxiety/

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