This demonstration will focus on a set of strategies aimed at analyzing factors associated with dysfunctional and/or out-of-control behaviors. Included will be a brief review of a missing links analysis aimed at understanding the absence of expected or needed behaviors.
Marsha Linehan (2009) provides dynamic, engaging demonstrations with two separate volunteers using nonjudgmental “chain analysis” to identify their problem behavior and look for controlling variables. Rather than using self-discipline, she suggests practical methods such as listing pros and cons and setting up consequences if the behavior continues. Both volunteers reported great satisfaction with the process.