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21 Preparing for a Program Audit

This article is concerned with how to measure the efficacy of a cognitive behavior management culture. In order to do so, one must find a consistent understanding and implementation of cognitive behavior management messages from management to staff and staff to clients.

20 Criteria For Psychological Intervention

The protocols for referral for psychological services need to be clearly identified and related to expected outcomes. Too often referents are unclear as to what constitutes a problems that should be addressed psychologically and psychological counselors are unclear about expected outcomes.

19 Finding and Using Evidence

Is evidence-based a process that human services should use and what evidence should be collected. Evidence: Something that gives a sign or proof of the existence or truth of something or that helps somebody to come to a particular conclusion.

18 Quality is Personal

The working presumption of this endeavor is that people will feel better about themselves and about their work if they believe that they are successfully performing an important job at a high level of quality.

17 The Need For Change

The following ‘white paper’ was developed as a guide to help solve the problems caused by government expenditures and the ineffective results. While written decades ago, the issues still remain relevant.

15 The Problem with ‘Problems’

Changing paradigms is not easy. But focusing on problems avoids focusing on solutions. The questions is ‘Who’s solutions shall we provide?’. LaZara has posed the question of problems from the perspective of business management. This article examines the implications for the helping professions administrators.

14 Addressing Behavioral Issues in Education

Background Walker and Bullis [1991] have observed that school children must make two primary adjustments in school. One involves adjusting to the behavioral expectations and demands of the teachers in the classroom, and includes obedience to classroom rules, attending...

13 The Development of Social Competence in Children

Almost everything we do involves either interacting with other persons or inhibiting interactions with other persons. If we fail to follow the often unspoken rules about these interactions, the consequences will be clear: others will judge us to be socially incompetent. Social competence and the resultant social affiliation have both an individual and a collective social impact. While public schools can certainly not take responsibility for the entire cultural capacity for social affiliation, they can and should take a responsibility for the social competence of those they teach. Administrators will need to determine whether a restructuring of the culture of the school is necessary to achieve socially competent children.

12 Social Context

The school can and does influence the social sanctions that implicate our sociocultural behavior. Therefore it behooves us to begin to dissect those aspects of schools that enhance the ability of students not only to learn, but to become prosocial citizens.

13 Problem Management & Decision Analysis

The enclosed techniques and procedures were developed with materials from a workbook of cognitive behavior techniques titled “Thoughts & Feelings and written by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, and Patrick Fanning. The workbook was published by New Harbinger Publications,...

01 Depression

This material provides a list of techniques and some ‘mortar’ for holding multiple techniques together, while providing more detailed information about the nature of depression. The selection of techniques and how full or sparse the protocol should be for the individual are choices that the clinician will make based upon the severity of the problems the child is experiencing and the unique status of the individual child.

14 Testing Core Beliefs

The enclosed techniques and procedures were developed with materials from a workbook of cognitive behavior techniques titled “Thoughts & Feelings and written by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, and Patrick Fanning. The workbook was published by New Harbinger Publications,...

02 School Refusal

School refusal behavior is a common and highly vexing problem for educators and clinicians. Problematic absenteeism from school has been defined as truancy or school phobia depending on the context or perspective of the observer. But these are dubious labels because they do not represent the recursive experiences that children and their families have when not going to school. This material is a compilation of four protocols to address each of the defined maintaining variables of school refusal.

15 Changing Core Beliefs with Visualization

The enclosed techniques and procedures were developed with materials from a workbook of cognitive behavior techniques titled “Thoughts & Feelings and written by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, and Patrick Fanning. The workbook was published by New Harbinger Publications,...

03 Conquering Insomnia

Insomnia has become an epidemic. It is probably the most frequent health complaint following pain and headaches. A 1995 Harris poll and a 1997 survey by Consumer Report found that the percentage of adults complaining of sleep difficulties was about one-half, up from one-third in 1995. At least 30 million adults endure the stress of severe, chronic insomnia. This protocol includes changing both the thoughts and the sleep culture of the child/family. Because the parents control the sleep culture of the family and may, in fact, supply many of the thought distortions about sleep, it is important, particularly for the younger child that both the child and the family be committed to the goal of improving sleep.

16 Stress Inoculation for Anger

The enclosed techniques and procedures were developed with materials from a workbook of cognitive behavior techniques titled “Thoughts & Feelings and written by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, and Patrick Fanning. The workbook was published by New Harbinger Publications,...

08 Time Out

Time out is a type of strategy that involves the withdrawal of all reinforcement for a specified period of time. Either the student may be removed from the setting or the reinforcer may be withdrawn from the student. The removal or withdrawal takes place after the student has displayed the inappropriate behavior.

07 Systematic Desensitization

Systematic desensitization is a procedure by which new behaviors are learned in response to stimuli that previously elicited other behaviors. Information giving, relaxation training, establishment of hierarchies, and counterconditioning procedures are included in the strategy.

06 Self Management

Self-management strategies involve teaching students how to manage their own behaviors. Students actively participate in the selection of the target behavior for improvement and the behavioral goals, in the antecedent and consequent events, and in the recording and evaluation of the behavioral changes. External or teacher control is minimal.

22 Becoming

Content Warning : Presentation needs to be addressed. BECOMING Data Collection Decision Criteria Random Stimuli | V bottom up - data driven pleasure/pain filters epigenetic rules cognitive algorithms cognitive structures 1 2 3 4 5 comparison Association 1 2 3 4 5...

23 Messages

MESSAGE ---> INTERPRETATION --- RESPONSE ---> RESPONSE MESSAGE ---> INTERPRETATION --- RESPONSE ---> RESPONSE MESSAGE ---> INTERPRETATION --- RESPONSE ---> RESPONSE MESSAGE A chain of messages is usually called a dialogue or a conversation. MESSAGE - each signal that...

24 Rambling Thoughts

Ramble, I am told by Ayoto comes from ‘ram’ and etymologically denotes ‘wander around like a randy ram, looking for ewes to copulate with’ – I have to stop looking up words. This article rambles, in much less provocative ways looking at the development and alteration of and individual’s inner logic.

25 Pure Speculation

At long last science has figured out that the brain is not generally hardwired and unlike a computer, it rewires itself constantly. What you think matters for thinking (cognition) is the mechanism for programming and language and imagery are the primary, although...

26 Perspective

A Brief History of Psychological Disorders: We presumably study history to learn from our past mistakes. For as long as there have been people living in groups, there also have been some individuals who behaved in disturbing and atypical ways. As such, people have...

27 Theoretical Concepts

Almost everything we do involves either interacting with other persons or inhibiting interactions with other persons. If we fail to follow the often unspoken rules about these interactions, the consequences will be clear: others will judge us to be social incompetent...

28 Axioms

Attentiveness to our deeds, but above all to our thoughts and our words, which precedes deeds. There cannot be right thinking and action without right speech. Buddhist’s duty of awareness: The precondition for this most important of practices is constant research into...

29 Theory of Cause

THEORY OF CAUSE: why do people behave atypically. This is the fundamental assumption that creates the direction of how we identify problems and look for solutions. Obviously, if we believe that all people who behave atypically have a biological, genetic or disease...

30 Beyond Behaviorism

Generation I - Applied Behavior Analysis Classical Operant Transition: Stimulus → response Stimulus → thought → response Thought → emotion → behavior Generation II - Cognitive Process Correction Change Variable - Self-Talk • Awareness of Self Talk • Attention to Self...

Theory of Meaning

Theory of Meaning How do people create meaning? There is no meaning without conscious human beings. We create meaning for ourselves in interactive relationships with other human beings. The trainer will present this process and discuss the implications of each aspect...

Theory of Cause

Reading for Trainers I. Theory of Cause - Fundamental Assumption Why do people have problems in living? This requires a review of the literature on human service methods - remember as you are reviewing these models that you are going to be asked to identify the...

Instructional Guide for Training Trainers

Instructional Guide for Training Trainers Associated Content Learning Theory - The Foundation of Cognitive Behavior Management Readings Theory of Cause 13 Theory of Meaning 04 Theory of Change 05 Engagement 13 Messages 06 How the Brain(s) Work 05 Cognitive And...