Behavior therapists work in clinics and assist with the treatment of various mental disorders using behavioral techniques. They may work with different types of clients, but individuals this position often deal with children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Behavior therapists may also be found in schools and substance abuse clinics, where they use behavioral therapies to help people find alternatives and strategies for dealing with substance abuse. Individuals in this position may work with a client one on one; however, they often also work with the patient’s family members to help the family members learn how to best interact with the client and support their growth.
Behavior Therapist Tasks
Devise appropriate and individual treatment plans to individuals or groups of patients.
Evaluate and document patients' progress.
Provide treatment to patients with techniques to modify and replace behaviors in a home, community, or clinic environment.