Comprehensive Behavioral Model (ComB)

The Comprehensive Behavioral Model (ComB), an evidence-based therapy strategy, was created to assist patients with repetitive behaviors that are body-focused, like persistent hair pulling and skin picking. This approach examines how each of the five domains—sensory, cognitive (thoughts), affective (feelings), motor, and place—contributes to the action (settings where the behavior occurs). The ComB model examines not only what takes place during the behavior but also how these domains function both before and after the behavior takes place. Alternatives are found and employed to stop the BFRB as one becomes more informed and aware of how their BFRB works for them.