WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE OF BEHAVIOURAL FAMILY THERAPY?

PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Methods based upon changing the consequences of the observable      and measurable Behaviour of a symptomatic family member predominate thecurrent Behavioural Family literature. The     symptomatic individual, usually a child, is viewed by the family as  the problem. A coalition is formed between parents and therapist and the therapist proceeds to  “target”  the misbehaviour. The frequency of  occurrence of the target behaviour is recorded for a period of time,  usually taken in the natural setting without further direct therapeutic interventions.This period is known as a “baseline” and is used to establish consensus on the degree of severity of  the problem, as well  as serve as acomparison with which to assess the effects of  later   programmedinterventions. If the problem is one of  excess behaviour (for example, temper tantrums), techniques  including differential   reinforcement of other more acceptable behaviours (DRO) might be used, as well as systematically diminishing the inadvertent  reinforcement parents…

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