BEHAVIORAL CONTRACT

n. a document which describes in detail the rewards and consequences of agreeing to a new behavior and replacing a former one. In psychotherapy, it is an agreement made between therapist and client wherein the latter agrees to perform specific behaviors during and between sessions. See contingency contract.

BEHAVIORAL CONTRACT: "Instead of focusing on problem areas, a behavioral contract builds positive relationships and supports good behavior. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL CONTRACT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-contract/ (accessed September 27, 2020).
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