Functional behavioral analysis makes it possible to better understand the symptoms of psychotherapy patients and counseling clients and to develop appropriate help options. Not only observable behaviors are taken into account, but also internal processes such as cognitions, feelings and the violation of basic psychological needs. In this volume, the method of functional behavior analysis is explained step by step so that readers can apply it themselves. It also shows how psychotherapies and psychosocial counseling processes can be planned on this basis. The functional analysis of human behavior helps to tailor case planning to the individual. This applies to almost every problem that professional helpers are confronted with in counseling and therapy.
This Springer essential is a translation of the original German 1st edition essentials, Die Funktionale Verhaltensanalyse by Michael Borg-Laufs, published by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2020. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically different from a conventional translation. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors.