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Behaviorist Approach

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Behaviorist Approach

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The behaviorist approach is an observational approach to psychology. In the behaviorist approach, observation is used to understand the human condition. It utilizes the observation of behavior to understand people's minds. Unlike other ap[...]

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Behavioral Therapy

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Behavioral Therapy

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Behavioral therapy is a form of therapy that targets behavioral patterns in people. The goal of behavioral therapy is to increase healthy behaviors. It is also a goal to extinguish unhealthy behaviors. Behavioral therapy utilizes key concepts[...]

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Albert Bandura - Social Learning Theory

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Albert Bandura – Social Learning Theory

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The social learning theory is a theory developed by Dr. Albert Bandura in the 1960's. It is a behavioral theory that challenges previous theories of behavioral psychology. These previous theories maintained that reinforcement and punishment w[...]

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B. F. Skinner - Operant Conditioning

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B. F. Skinner – Operant Conditioning

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Burrhus Frederic Skinner (B. F. Skinner) was a researcher and psychologist who received his PhD in 1931. Inspired by E.L. Thorndike and John B. Watson, Skinner took a behavioral approach to research in psychology. His research focused on obs[...]

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Edward Thorndike: The Law Of Effect

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Edward Thorndike: The Law Of Effect

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Edward Thorndike was an American Psychologist. His contributions to the study of behavior most significantly influenced the field of psychology in the early 1900's. Initially, Thorndike's research focused on animal behavior. Later on in his c[...]

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Latest Therapist Worksheets

Wheel Of Emotions For Kids Worksheet

Wheel Of Emotions For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

During childhood, we learn how to identify and cope with our emotions. It is important to encourage children to understand and embrace their emotions at an early age. That way, they develop a level of emotional intelligence that will help them develop a healthy relationship with themselves and with others. Emotions can be triggered in […]

Relationship Building: Shared Qualities

Relationship Building: Shared Qualities Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Relationships can be challenging. In any relationship, there are points of strength and points of struggle. In the more challenging times, it is important to be able to work as a team. The goal of resolving problems in a relationship is finding resolution, not winning an argument. To be a strong team, each partner must […]

Causes Of Bipolar Disorder Worksheet

Causes Of Bipolar Disorder Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Bipolar disorder is a disorder that causes intense mood swings and impulsive behavior in people. It is a condition that can be challenging to live with, as it affects many areas of a person’s life. Bipolar disorder is a condition that can be serious, but it is manageable with proper treatment and understanding of the […]

Cognitive Restructuring: Socratic Questioning Worksheet

Cognitive Restructuring: Socratic Questioning Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important to teach clients how to challenge their negative thoughts. Negative thoughts lead to negative self-talk, which can affect a client’s self-esteem. It can also affect how they relate to people around them, and have a negative effect on their ability to build relationships with others. Cognitive restructuring is a process that involves […]

Cognitive Distortions: Catastrophizing

Cognitive Distortions: Catastrophizing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A great method of helping a client overcome their anxiety is educating them about cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are patterns of negative thinking that make the client have unrealistic expectations or perceptions of a situation. Cognitive distortions can cause a person to view the world and themselves in a negative light, which prevents them from […]

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