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Clinical application of conditioning and other behavioral techniques: Conceptual and professional considerations

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It is only recently that conditioning and allied techniques have been applied on any large scale outside the laboratory. With the emergence of these procedures into the clinical world, in particular, a new class of problems present themselves. It is no longer sufficient to focus upon narrowly technical or theoretical problems; philosophies, social and practical issues must be taken into consideration and the new techniques evaluated conceptually and practically in direct comparison with their psychodynamic alternatives. Selected issues are presented and discussed.

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Franks, C.M. Clinical application of conditioning and other behavioral techniques: Conceptual and professional considerations. Conditional Reflex 1, 36–50 (1966).

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  • Behavior Therapist
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Operant Conditioning
  • Reciprocal Inhibition
  • Figural Aftereffect