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behavior therapy

noun

Medical Definition of behavior therapy

  1. :  psychotherapy that is concerned with the treatment (as by desensitization or aversion therapy) of observable behaviors rather than underlying psychological processes and that applies principles of learning to substitute desirable responses and behavior patterns for undesirable ones (such as phobias or obsessions)—compare cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy



Variants of behavior therapy

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behavioral therapy

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behavior modification

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behavioral modification


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