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A form of psychotherapy that uses basic learning techniques to treat mental illness. Also called behavioral therapy, behavior modification.
behavior therapist n.
a form of therapy emphasizing techniques for changing behavioral patterns that are maladaptive.
A variety of techniques, including aversion therapy, in which a patient is treated by conditioning to remove neuroptic symptoms.
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|Noun||1.||behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior|
psychotherapy - the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
assertiveness training - a method of psychotherapy that reinforces you for stating negative and positive feelings directly
aversion therapy - any technique of behavior modification that uses unpleasant stimuli in a controlled fashion to alter behavior in a therapeutic way; primarily used for alcoholism or drug abuse (but with little success)
desensitisation procedure, desensitisation technique, desensitization procedure, desensitization technique, systematic desensitisation, systematic desensitization - a technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety; client is exposed to the threatening situation under relaxed conditions until the anxiety reaction is extinguished
flooding, implosion therapy - a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
reciprocal inhibition, reciprocal-inhibition therapy - a method of behavior therapy based on the inhibition of one response by the occurrence of another response that is mutually incompatible with it; a relaxation response might be conditioned to a stimulus that previously evoked anxiety
token economy - a form of behavior therapy that has been used in some mental institutions; patients are rewarded with tokens for appropriate behavior and the tokens may be cashed in for valued rewards