Behavioral Theory in Counseling: Techniques & Goals


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What is the approach to counseling that applies science to the principles of learning to resolve specific behavior problems?

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1. Which of the following is a criticism of behavioral therapy?

2. Which client would be the best candidate for behavior therapy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is behavioral therapy, and what are its strengths and weaknesses? This quiz and worksheet are designed to help you quickly assess your knowledge of how this technique is employed and the potential effectiveness of this method of counseling.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The counseling approach that seeks to resolve behavioral issues by applying science to the principles of learning
  • Criticism of behavioral therapy
  • The type of client who would be best for behavior therapy
  • The strengths of behavioral therapy
  • The ability to recognize a true statement about behavioral therapy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of using learning principles to resolve behavioral problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about counseling in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the support and criticism of behavioral therapy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Behavioral Theory in Counseling: Techniques & Goals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define behavioral theory
  • Explain the benefits of behavioral therapy
  • Identify the goals of behavioral therapy
  • Discuss the possible weakness of this type of therapy
  • Use an example to illustrate how behavioral therapy works