The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy

Covers communication between various areas of behavioral consultation and therapy. Publishes original research, reviews of the discipline, theoretical and conceptual work, applied research, program descriptions, research in organizations and the community, clinical work, and curriculum developments.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter

A Comparison of Rational Emotive Therapy and Tibetan Buddhism: Albert Ellis and the Dalai Lama
What do Albert Ellis and the Dalai Lama have in common? This article examines some of the values and the concepts that they share. It will illustrate that Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Tibetan Buddhism (TB) have similarities in a number...
An Examination of a Gender-Specific and Trauma-Informed Training Curriculum: Implications for Providers
Residential group care systems are experiencing an increase in the number of adolescent females who have experienced traumatic events. A significant proportion of these females are involved in delinquent behaviors. According to the National Child Traumatic...
Behavioral Relaxation Training for Parkinson's Disease Related Dyskinesia and Comorbid Social Anxiety
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative neurological disorder of unknown etiology. Loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra of the brain is responsible for motor, affective and cognitive changes observed. No cure is available....
Discomfort with Emotion Moderates Distress Reduction in a Brief Mindfulness Intervention
Mindfulness has been defined as paying deliberate attention to present-moment phenomena (e.g., thoughts, emotions, sensations) with acceptance and non-judgment (e.g., Bishop et al., 2004; Kabat-Zinn, 1990). Mindfulness training has been adapted to...
Effects of Loneliness on Human Development
Socializing is a vital part of human development. As social animals, Bandura and Vygotsky introduced the power of social structure and social control (Bandura, 1999, & Cherry, 2010). Institutional isolation, being removed from the community, and...
Proposing an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention to Promote Improved Diabetes Management in Adolescents: A Treatment Conceptualization
Pediatric diabetes is prevalent (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008) and can be challenging to manage (Wysocki, Greco, & Buckloh, 2003). Further, management tends to deteriorate during adolescence (Anderson & Laffel, 1996; Insabella,...
Providing Counseling for Transgendered Inmates: A Survey of Correctional Services
Along with the rise of the multicultural movement, growing interest in transgender treatment has spread through the mental health and criminal justice community. Over the past 20 years, research has focused on the etiological aspect of transgenderism....
Relation between Direct Observation of Relaxation and Self-Reported Mindfulness and Relaxation States
Relaxation has been difficult to define (Poppen, 1998). One current definition, reminiscent of Wolpe's (1969) description relaxation, is the reduction of neurophysiologic arousal (Smith, 2007), resulting in decreased stimulation of the autonomic nervous...
Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Skills: A Critical Review of the Literature
Social skills are in general considered to be essential for the processes of social adjustment and functioning of individuals, whether they have psychiatric disorders or not (Angelico, 2004; Argyle, 1967/1994; Bandeira, 2003; Halford & Hayes, 1995;...
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