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behavioral family therapy

This form of therapy is based on a blend of operant learning principles, social exchange theory, and cognitive psychology. Interventions are derived from empirical research and are oriented to learning and to the development of mutually acceptable problem-solving skills, often combined with communication skill training.

Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)