Does Problem Behavior Just Happen?

  • Jefferson M. Fish


This chapter discusses psychoanalytic, behavioral, and systemic models of the origin of problem behavior and their implications for therapy. It adds the possibility of the accidental occurrence of problem behavior and questions the importance of knowing how a problem originated to the change process. Implications for brief therapy are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologySt. John’s UniversityNew York CityUSA

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