The ABCX model-implications for supervision

Daniel Sharon*

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This chapter focuses on the training and supervision process from a behavioral perspective. One of the major issues for a behavioral training program is the unification of assessment and treatment. The importance of technology also separates behavioral training and supervision programs from others, and the very power of this technology creates dilemmas as well as opportunities for the behavior therapist. Various aspects of the technological structure are discussed, including agenda setting, self-control exercises, the use of homework assignments, and therapy techniques such as behavioral rehearsal. The chapter shows the importance of the therapeutic relationship and shows ethical issues. It also presents behavioral model of supervision, and discuss some special training issues. The chapter shows that the entire process of training and supervising behavior therapists needs to be examined from a coherent theoretical framework. It develops such a framework for training and supervision and to discuss the various procedures, pitfalls, and possible solutions to problems encountered.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSupervision and Training
Subtitle of host publicationModels, Dilemmas, and Challenges
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781317774082
ISBN (Print)9780866565295
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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