Katherine Gilligan, Karen E. Gould
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
Counseling psychology, Attention condition, Functional analysis, Novel therapist
Behavior modification--Case studies
Social and Behavioral Sciences
A functional analysis is one method used to assess the variable or variables that maintain maladaptive behaviors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the familiarity of the therapist influenced the results in the attention condition. A novel therapist and familiar therapist alternated turns conducting the functional analysis for each participant. The results indicated that for two participants, the attention condition results were undifferentiated for the novel and familiar therapists. For the third participant, however, results were differentiated and the targeted behavior occurred more frequently for the familiar therapist. These results suggested that the familiarity of the therapist may have affected the outcomes of the functional analysis.
Natalie Baron DeNardo
DeNardo, Natalie Baron, "Novel therapist effects on the functional analysis attention condition" (2009). Counseling Psychology Master's Theses. Paper 5. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10018670
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