Behavioral Therapy Over Time
In Behavioral Therapy Over Time, Dr. Martin M. Antony demonstrates this classic approach. Although contemporary behavioral therapy has its origins in Skinner's theory of operant conditioning, its current form does not ignore cognition, but instead views thoughts as another form of behavior that can be conditioned and thus changed. This makes behavioral therapy useful in treating anxiety and depression, as well as other disorders in which cognition plays a strong role.
In the six sessions on this DVD, Dr. Antony works with a client who suffers from compulsive hoarding. Over the course of therapy, he explores ways of overcoming this behavior, including exposure to discarding unneeded items and learning alternative responses to the urge to hoard. In six sessions, the client begins to learn that she has some control over what had seemed a compulsive behavior.