Year: 1977 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.134, no.2, (February 1977), p.208-209 SIEC No: 19842583

Describes some behavior therapy techniques used in a liaison psychiatry setting with a 14 year old suicidal female patient. Intervention techniques included operant conditioning to achieve weight gain, contingency contracting to improve staff communication & direction, modeling to overcome the patient’s uncooperativeness & resistance to treatment, environmental manipulation & verbal behavior therapy.