Social skills training - token economy

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  • Created on: 09-05-14 14:39

WHAT IS IT??

Struggled to find a link between a stimulus and schizophrenic behaviour BUT provides a link to make the condition less apparent, e.g, improve their social isolation.
Interventions are used to train interpersonal skills - behaviours are broken down into several smaller steps and then treated by using techniques such as...
--> modelling - desirable behaviour demonstrated
--> roleplay - has to act out appropriate behaviour
--> shaping behaviour by controlling consequences (reinforcement, ignoring, behaviour)
--> rehearsal and feedback - practises desirable behaviour and receives supportive feedback
**STRAUSS AND CARPENTER 1974**  important because their is a link between social skills before schizophrenic episode and eventual recovery **

THE TOKEN ECONOMY

It was the first attempt at social skills…

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