Behavioral Therapy Outline

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Origin
Behavioral therapy came from three different countries in the 1950’s. The United States (Skinner), South Africa (Wolpe’s group), and The United Kingdom (Rachman and Eysenck). When it comes to Extinction, it is one of the techniques that come from the Operant Conditioning developed by B.F. Skinner. According to Erford (2015), extinction is a classic behavioral technique based on punishment that involves withholding reinforcements in order to reduce the frequency of a specific behavior.
Implementation of Technique
Erford (2015) states, the first step is to recognize all the reinforcers of the target behavior. For example, adult attention, adult comments, attention of peers, or escaping for an activity. The next step, is to learn what
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