Mile High Behavioral Health

Treatments Explained

8801 E Hampden Ave

Suite #108

Denver, CO

80231

To contact us:

Phone: (303) 960-6249

Fax: (303) 537-6923

E-mail: mhbh@mhbhonline.com

What is Behavioral Therapy?

Behavioral therapy is a technique to help an individual understand changing their behavior can lead to changes in how they are feeling. The premise of this technique is based on the idea that specific, observable, maladaptive, badly adjusted, or self-destructing behaviors can be modified by learning new more appropriate behaviors to replace them.

What is Behavioral Activation?

Behavioral activation is a treatment for depression that context is more efficient explanation for depression that internal factors such as cognitions. This treatment helps people understand environmental sources of their depression and target behaviors that may maintain or worsen their depression.

What is Counter-Conditioning / Aversive Conditioning?

Counter-conditioning is a technique for replacing a particular response to a certain stimulus by a new response.† In counter conditioning the feared object is gradually paired with pleasant or neutral events. Aversive conditioning is a technique where an unpleasant stimulus or punishment is used to stop an unwanted behavior in order to create an aversion to it.

What is Contingency Management?

Contingency management is a strategy used to encourage positive behavior. This is done by reinforcing desired behaviors and withholding reinforcement or punishment of undesired behaviors.

What is Behavior Modification?

Behavior modification is a technique, like conditioning, to teach simple skills or replace undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones. This is often achieved through the use of positive or negative reinforcement of a behavior.

What is Cognitive Therapy?

Cognitive therapy is used to help an individual learn effective self-help skills to change negative thoughts, distortions, and biases in thinking. Cognitive therapy is based on the idea that most of how we feel is determined by what we think and by correcting inaccurate beliefs, an individualís perception of events and their emotional state improves.

What is Problem Solving?

Problem solving is being able to understand the relationship of various parts of a problem and develop a solution strategy.