Behavioral Contract

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Introduction
The purpose of this contract is to provide an example of how methods and techniques of behavioral management theory are used to help someone reach their goal. Behavior therapy is based on the belief from therapist that behavior is learned and influenced by the environment a person is in. Therapists have focus on maladaptive behavior that is considered disadvantageous and dangerous to an individual to help them find ways to change their behavioral patterns. On my journey to achieving my goal I will use behavior modification that will allow me to focus on unwanted behavior that has contributed to my weight gain. Below is a behavioral contract that includes the following: short-term and long term goals, behaviors that need to change, positive and negative reinforcement, methods to monitor my progress and the results I hope to achieve.
On this day June 10, 2013 I Taneka Lewis agree to follow the directions of this contract. I understand that no substitutions or adjustments can be made to this document. A breach in this contract will result in a penalty of any sort.
Short-Term and Long-Term Goals
Short Term Goals:
1.) I will exercise 30 minutes a day for 3 days a week (walking around my neighborhood).
2.) I will cut back on drinking sodas to one a week
3.) I will commit to increasing my water intake by 8 ounces a day.
Long Term Goals:
1.) By the fourth week of the contract I will increase my workouts by 30 minutes. I will add bicycle riding and jumping rope to my routines.
2.) On day 31 I will commit to a strict diet that excludes sodas, tea, and fried foods.
3.) In six months my goal is to drop a pants size as a result of my hard work and dedication.
Behavioral Intervention
The only way to achieve my goal is to change my current behavior patterns.
Consequences/Reinforcements
The best way to reward myself is at the end of a successful…...

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