There is a long history of behavioral approaches to psychopathology. Recent work, however, has focused instead on cognitive, psychodynamic and integrative approaches. Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention redresses this imbalance by exploring radical behaviorism and its approach to the conceptualization, case formulation and treatment of psychopathology. Peter Sturmey describes the conceptual foundations of functional approaches to case formulation and intervention, explains the technology and application of behavioral assessment and hypothesis-driven intervention, and identifies outstanding and conceptual and practical problems within this framework.
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Peter Sturmey is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Queen’s College, City University of New York. He is recognized as an international authority on functional assessment, and published Functional Analysis in Clinical Psychology with Wiley in 1996. More recently, he co-edited Offenders with Developmental Disabilities with Bill Lindsay and John Taylor in 2004.