Token Economies, Part 1: The Basics

The system of token economies is simple to understand: a person earns tokens by performing a desired behavior, and can then exchange those tokens to purchase a reward. This system was first [...]

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DBT Changes Lives – Part II

Last week, we discussed that step one in change is correctly pinpointing what needs to be changed, and step two is creating a clear and practical plan of what to change to and how to get that [...]

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DBT Changes Lives – Part I

DBT changes lives – so goes the slogan from Marsha Linehan, the originator of DBT. Research shows that not only is DBT the gold standard treatment for those with borderline personality disorder, [...]

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What Is Music Therapy?

Music is not a recent invention. African tribal music, ancient Greek Olympic marches, Biblical psalms, and Egyptian songs were popular far before our time. But music has always been known to have [...]

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What is Selective Mutism?

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder that occurs during childhood, inhibiting the child from communicating and socializing with others in particular settings. Often they can socialize [...]

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Behavior Modification Tips for Parents

This post is part 4 of 4 in the Behavior Modification Series   Is punishment effective? As a parent, there has to be some level of discipline within your home, but it is often hard to define [...]

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Behavior Modification Techniques

This post is part 2 of 4 in the Behavior Modification Series   Token Economies Token economies use positive reinforcers in order to gain the desired behaviors. Most provide participants with [...]

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What is Behavior Modification?

Who invented Behavior Modification? Burrhus Frederic Skinner, better know as B.F. Skinner, became a well-known behavioral psychologist in 1948. His studies on operant conditioning were focused on [...]

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