This Social Responsibility Therapy workbook was designed to help individuals who are struggling with harmful behaviors such as problem eating, drinking, drugs and physical or sexual aggression. The focus is on understanding, Why do I keep doing this? and learning what it takes to stop. No one plans to repeat a problem. No one gets up in the morning and tells themselves, I need to repeat a harmful behavior today because I am too healthy and too happy. In reality, repeating problems developed over time in three areas; behavior acquisition, behavior maintenance and behavior generalization. In other words, there were risk factors that got it started, a cycle that kept it going and an anatomy of factors that allowed it to spread to other life areas or bounce back and forth between problems. In Social Responsibility Therapy, this is referred to as The Problem Development Triad and is addressed in three harmful behavior workbooks. This workbook focuses on The Stress-Relapse Cycle that maintains harmful behaviors. Since positive lifestyle change involves positive lifestyle actions, healthy behavior success skills are provided to help break the cycle of unhealthy, harmful behavior. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Note: The Social Responsibility Therapy focus on Understanding Harmful Behavior through The Problem Development Triad includes a three workbook series designed to help individuals with harmful behavior problems understand how they got that behavior, what kept it going and how it spread to other areas. Workbook 1- How did I get this problem? focuses on understanding how harmful behavior was acquired through The Risk Factor Chain (Paperback: ISBN 978-0-9832449-0-5, Dec 2010, 114pp, www.socialsolutionspress.com) Workbook 2- Why do I keep doing this? focuses on understanding how harmful behavior problems were maintained by The Stress-Relapse Cycle (Paperback: ISBN 978-0-9832449-1-2) Workbook 3- How did this problem spread? focuses on understanding how harmful behavior problems were generalized to other areas with The Harmful Behavior Anatomy (Paperback: ISBN 978-0-9832449-2-9) Social Responsibility Therapy is a Social Solutions Healthy Lifestyle Development Project. Further information on Social Responsibility Therapy is available online at... www.srtonline.org www.forensicare.org and in... Yokley, J. (2008). Social Responsibility Therapy for Adolescents & Young Adults: A Multicultural Treatment Manual for Harmful Behavior, New York, NY, US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
James M. Yokley, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director of MetroHealth Recovery Services at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is on the medical staff in the Department of Psychiatry and is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Yokley has expertise in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of multiple forms of unhealthy, harmful behavior, has authored over 50 research publications, book chapters, and professional presentations and has been a regular conference speaker on Social Responsibility Therapy for harmful, behavior.