Practice Protocols

It is sometime difficult to define what is a program, a protocol, a technique and/or a procedure, since they are nested like Slavic dolls. Technically, we would call an overall strategy for change a program that would include a series of differing protocols to change different issues. A protocol would be defined as a sequencing of specific techniques designed to meet specific identified change targets. Each technique might then include a series of procedures that need to be carried out in order to complete the technique. What happens in real life is that it depends!  As you deal with issues, the various components continue to be used, nestled within each other, but the perspective changes. Thus a technique might be viewed as the program or protocol to evoke change. From this perspective, the components listed below are subject to personal interpretation as to placement. For an overview of these components see the Resource Menu on the Books page. Below you will find specific protocols to target specific problems in living.

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12 School-wide Effective Behavioral Support

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13 Social Competence

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14 Addiction & The Cognitive Path

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15 Reactive Attachment Disorder

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16 Choice & Reality

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17 Procrastination

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18 Executive Dysfunction

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