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Psychology - Behavior Modification

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Can someone help me come up with another treatment goal for inability to sleep. This is what I had and the instructor said that I had to change it because we really cannot include a biological function in the treatment plan since a doctor has to do this and that we do not treat sleep problems, simply behavioral ones.

Tx Goal: Client will increase restful sleep to 7 hours each night by the end of week one through positive sleep habits

Tx plan:
Client will increase restful sleep to 7 hours each night by:
Avoiding or reducing naps to 30 minutes
Limit caffeine intake
Eating “preferred” foods to help induce sleep
Being in bed by 8 PM and practice relaxation techniques
Removing television and phone from bedroom



I really just need another problem with treatment goals.

  • Psychology - Behavior Modification - ,

    Behavioral modification without a reward?

    Hmmm. I don't see a biological function here. But he must. In the military, we do behavioural modification to keep people alert and awake, fighting a "biological" need for sleep.

    OK, so your instructor is the boss here.

    What about the problem: Forgetting the groceries when shopping for the groceries> includes making and maintaining a list, and TAKING it with you to the store, AND using it.

    You can make a plan on that, put in rewards.

  • Psychology - Behavior Modification - ,

    The reward would be getting the desired goal, the 7 hours of sleep each night.

    However, I believe 8 PM is too early to go to sleep for 7 hours. That would mean a typical wake up time of 3 AM.

    What are "preferred" foods?

    If the cause of lack of sleep is daytime stresses, none of these will work.

    Another problem could deal with weight reduction.

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