Handbook of Behavioral Group Therapy by Martin Sundel, Sandra Stone Sundel (auth.), Dennis Upper,

By Martin Sundel, Sandra Stone Sundel (auth.), Dennis Upper, Steven M. Ross (eds.)

In 1977, the present editors contributed a evaluation article on behavioral team remedy to a quantity of Hersen, Miller, and Eisler's development in habit Modi­ fication sequence (1977). at the moment we famous that, regardless of the benefits to either clinicians and consumers of accomplishing behavioral remedies in teams, scientific advancements and learn during this zone have been nonetheless at a comparatively rudimen­ tary point. nearly all of experiences within the behavioral workforce remedy literature we reviewed pronounced the direct move of somebody habit remedy professional­ cedure, comparable to systematic desensitization, to a gaggle of consumers with homoge­ neous difficulties, resembling snake phobia or try anxiousness. teams have been utilized in many reviews simply to generate adequate numbers of topics to permit quite a few varieties of interventions to be in comparison, instead of to check team method variables in line with se. just a constrained quantity of cognizance have been given as to if those team interplay variables (such as team dialogue, sharing rules and emotions, and mutual suggestions and reinforcement) may well improve separately orientated strategies utilized in a gaggle. The eight years on the grounds that this unique bankruptcy was once written have visible an important progress in either the breadth and intensity of medical examine and paintings within the behavioral staff treatment box. This progress was once documented partly in a 3­ quantity sequence on behavioral staff treatment by way of the present editors (Upper & Ross, 1979, 1980, 1981).

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Individual change through small groups. New York: The Free Press, 1974. , & Lawrence, H. A systematic approach to treatment planning in time-limited behavioral groups. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, 1977, 8, 395-399. , & Sundel, S. ). : Prentice-Hall, 1982. , & Sundel, M. Be assertive: A practical guide for human service workers. : Sage, 1980. , S. S. Behavior modification with time-limited groups. In M. Sundel, P. Glasser, R. Sarri, & R. ). New York: The Free Press, 1985.

Eisler, Hersen, and Miller (1974) demonstrated the efficacy of instructions and feedback in shaping four assertive responses in two male inpatients. The improvements were confirmed by higher ratings of overall assertiveness after training. , work, home). Turning to studies with schizophrenics, Hersen, Turner, Edelstein, and Pinkston (1975) employed social skills training -consisting of instructions, rehearsal, feedback, and modeling with an extremely withdrawn and socially primitive patient. Using a multiple-baseline design, improvements were documented in all targeted behaviors that were reflected in ward ratings of social appropriateness and skill.

The first is a method for training graduate students, and the second is a model for short-term community education groups. A STUDENT TRAINING METHOD Lawrence and Sundel (1975) taught a course to social work graduate students at the University of Michigan in which the students participated in self- 20 MARTIN SUNDEL AND SANDRA STONE SUNDEL modification groups as part of their training in group treatment. They found this to be a viable alternative when fieldwork opportunities for learning the behavioral group treatment model were unavailable, either because of lack of trained supervisors or agency opposition to behavior modification.

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