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Module #6
Course Manual
Self-Management Exercise and Goal Setting

Questions 1-7(Self-Management)/Questions 1-4 (Goal Setting) found on this page
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Self-management exercises have proven to be one of the most effective ways to teach behavior modification to staff. When participants conduct self-management exercises, they experience the application of a range of behavior modification techniques firsthand. They also find out what it is like to be the subject of an exercise of behavior change, and just how much effort may be involved.

A. Choose an area of self-management. Some examples to choose from, but not limited to the following, are:
-Increase: exercising, planning schedule realistically, flossing teeth, meditation, time with children
-Decrease: calorie or sugar intake, rate of chewing, drinking coffee, drinking cola products, forgetting things
-Teach Self: deep muscle relaxation for a part of your body, computer skill

B. In the space below, briefly describe a self-management program for yourself using the following terms:

(1) Target Behavior in observable measurable terms

(2) Positive Reinforcement Procedure using the following three:
---(a) Agreement

---(b) Positive Reinforcement

---(c) Arrange Conditions

(3) Providing yourself with intermittent reinforcement

(4) Successive approximations

(5) Rehearsal of the behavior or role playing

(6) Prompts, verbal and/or non-verbal

(7) Negative reinforcers or punishment


Goal Setting: To be completed after the Course is finished.

(1) Finding your Gem: After you have completed this Course, complete the following statement. The idea I found most beneficial to my practice or administrative position is...

(2) Goal statement: I plan to use this idea... how?

(3) When?

(4) Signature of Personal Commitment and Date

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