by Joseph R. Cautela
he purpose of behavioral assessment for clinical treatment is to determine target behaviors, discover the antecedents and consequences controlling those behaviors, and monitor the effects of manipulating the controlling elements. One of the most significant sources of information for behavioral assessment can be self-observation and self-recording by the client. Self-report forms have many benefits: they save time; completion of the forms may be done outside the therapeutic session; comparisons of responses to the questionnaires or forms can be made at various stages of treatment; a questionnaire can act as a discriminative stimulus for the client in observing his or her own behaviors. Most of the forms in these volumes are self-report forms; in addition, there are recording forms and therapy guidelines for both therapist and client. Volume 1 includes four types of forms: General Forms (identification of maladaptive behaviors), Process Forms (target behaviors, motivation, treatment plan), Techniques Forms (therapeutic strategies), and Specific Forms (provide specific information on target behaviors). Permission to copy forms included.