Behavior Therapy and Job's Recovery

Volume
Volume 3
Issue
Summer 1975
Title
Behavior Therapy and Job's Recovery
Abstract

Job's recovery from a state of psychological helplessness is identified with the presence of therapy procedures that correspond closely with contemporary behavior therapy techniques. Accusations found in the conversations of Job's friends become increasingly intense and are equated with systematic desensitization. Elihu is viewed as providing a significant therapeutic contribution by distracting Job's attention from his own afflictions to the greatness of God. The voice from the Whirlwind, an intense, rapid series of questions, is equated with response prevention or flooding. Finally, evidence is presented showing that the therapy was successful, and Job recovered from his state of helplessness and depression.

Author
Dr. J.H. Reynierse
Pages
187 - 194
Price
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