aba therapyApplied Behavior Analysis Therapy
Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance.
Applied behavior analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.
1: to increase behaviors (eg reinforcement procedures increase on-task behavior, or social interactions);
2: to teach new skills (eg, systematic instruction and reinforcement procedures teach functional life skills, communication skills, or social skills);
3: to maintain behaviors (eg, teaching self control and self-monitoring procedures to maintain and generalize job-related social skills);
4: to generalize or to transfer behavior from one situation or response to another (eg, from completing assignments in the resource room to performing as well in the mainstream classroom);
5: to restrict or narrow conditions under which interfering behaviors occur (eg, modifying the learning environment); and
6: to reduce interfering behaviors (eg, self injury or stereotypy).
Mental health therapy helps people to:
*: Understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that contribute to his or her illness and learn how to modify them
*: Understand and identify the life problems or events -- like a major illness, a death in the family, a loss of a job, or a divorce -- that contribute to his or her illness and help him / her understand which aspects of those problems he/she may be able to solve or improve.
*: Regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.
*: Learn healthy coping techniques and problem-solving skills.
Therapy can be given in a variety of formats, including:
- Individual: This therapy involves only the patient and the therapist.
- Group: Two or more patients may participate in therapy at the same time. Patients are able to share experiences and learn that others feel the same way and have had the same experiences.
- Marital/couples: This type of therapy helps spouses and partners understand why their loved one has a mental disorder, what changes in communication and behaviors can help, and what they can do to cope. This type of therapy can also be used to help a couple that is struggling with aspects of their relationship.
- Family: Because family is a key part of the team that helps people with mental illness get better, it is sometimes helpful for family members to understand what their loved one is going through, how they themselves can cope, and what they can do to help.
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Bio-Psychosocial Asseessment
- Behavioral Health Asseessment
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- Mental Health Services
- Social Skills
- Wellness Self-Management
- Parent Education
- Prevention Services
- Case Management
- School Based Counseling