behavior therapy

noun
variants: or behavioral therapy or behavior modification or behavioral modification
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of behavior therapy

: 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 therapy

behavior therapist

or behavioral therapist noun

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1937

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behavior therapy

noun
variants: or behavioral therapy or behavior modification or behavioral modification

medical Definition of behavior therapy

: 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

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