Modeling Therapy – Observing Others Conquer Issues

Modeling Therapy

     In the modeling form of behavioral therapy, clients are asked to observe persons coping effectively in the situations that they find anxiety provoking. This therapy is based on the work of Bandura (1969) and his basic principle is that people can change by simply watching models of other people successfully cope with the problems they face. People have been helped to overcome such things as phobias and sexual disorders. Modeling appears to be quite effective in changing behavior, especially when live modeling is used.

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