Talk:Behaviour therapy

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I think the definition given in the lead section lends credence to the notion that this article should be merged with behavior modification. Behavior therapy is a set of methods one of which is behavior modification; the treatments they describe are the same thing without the benefit of clear distinctions. The minor themes in the articles are where and when the terms were first used and who contributed what. There are errors in each article that will become obvious when they are combined. Please reply here before making changes to either article. -- Cdw ♥'s (talk) 04:38, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Actually this uses outdate terminology and the ICD-9 from 1975. The current one, the ICD-10, is from 1992 and terminologies in behavior therapy has changed about 5 years after the manual had came out. No one has used the word behavior modification in almost 15 years if they kept up with cutting-edge studies. There ARE different forms of behavior therapy: Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Applied behavior analysis (ABA, especially in the form of Positive behavior support or PBS), and Habit reversal training (HRT). ATC . Talk 05:21, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

British spelling[edit]

Why is the British spelling of "behavior" used here? LHM 05:49, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

The British spelling is used because the original redirect, and the content of the first versions of the article after it was changed from a redirect used British spelling. Currently both are used in the article. Following Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Retaining the existing variety I am converting all to 'behaviour', and adding a 'British English' template here on the talk page. StarryGrandma (talk) 18:28, 3 November 2016 (UTC)


I am a psychology student at Clemson and i am going to be doing some editing to this article

Leonka03 (talk) 16:29, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

I am adding information about clinical applications as well as expanding on the different techniques involved with behavior therapy and i am also rewording a couple of things but nothing serious. Leonka03 (talk) 14:44, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

I added the sections treatment of mental disorders/outcomes, assesment. I changed the title to clinical applications and added content. Added a couple of sentences to the lead section adn history section.Leonka03 (talk) 14:26, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

I added more information to the treatment of mental disorders/outcomes and clinical applications section Leonka03 (talk) 15:11, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Needs lots more subheadings[edit]

The sections go on way too long without subheadings to divide them up. This is not a textbook it's an article. The writing doesn't need to be shortened, but it needs to be broken up with sub-headers.Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 08:36, 16 March 2014 (UTC)