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(p. 433) Behavior-Contingent (Restrictive) Intervention: A Function-Based Approach 

(p. 433) Behavior-Contingent (Restrictive) Intervention: A Function-Based Approach
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(p. 433) Behavior-Contingent (Restrictive) Intervention: A Function-Based Approach
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Dorothea C. Lerman

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10.1093/med:psych/9780195317046.003.0018
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date: 26 October 2020

This chapter discusses behavior-contingent (restrictive) intervention. It describes commonly used intrusive procedures, to summarize research findings onpunishment, and to offer some guidelines for selecting and using punishmenteffectively. The relevance of behavioral function when developingtreatments based on the process of punishment is also discussed. Althoughpunishment is more likely to be needed when the function of behavior isunknown, this approachto treatment should always be guided by information about the antecedentsand consequences that may be relevant or irrelevant to occurrences of problembehavior.

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