Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Creating Intense and Curative Therapeutic Relationships

Paperback | June 26, 2007

byRobert J. Kohlenberg, Mavis Tsai

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Now in paperback, this classic book offers a powerful framework for clinicians seeking to rethink their approach to the therapeutic relationship. It begins with the theory behind Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), explaining why clients' unique needs may extend beyond well-mapped routes to change. From there, the authors present the clinical principles of FAP and their uses in treating diffuse, resistant problems.

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Now in paperback, this classic book offers a powerful framework for clinicians seeking to rethink their approach to the therapeutic relationship. It begins with the theory behind Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), explaining why clients' unique needs may extend beyond well-mapped routes to change. From there, the authors present ...

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As cognitive behavior therapy becomes increasingly integrated, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) remains a rich therapeutic method. FAP synthesizes aspects of psychodynamic and object relations therapy with traditional CBT methods, and author/ practitioners Robert Kohlenberg and Mavis Tsai originally created this book to be more ...

Robert Kohlenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor of psychology at the University of Washington where he was the Director of Clinical Training from 1997 - 2004. The WA State Psychological Assoc. honored him with a Distinguished Psychology Award in 1999. He has presented "Master Clinician" and "World Round" sessions at the Association for ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:231 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:June 26, 2007Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387708545

ISBN - 13:9780387708546

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Clinical Application of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.- Supplementation: Enhancing Therapist Awareness of Clinical Relevant Behavior.- The Role of Emotions and Memories in Behavior Change.- Cognitions and Beliefs.- The Self.- Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: A Bridge between Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy.- Reflections on Ethical, Supervisory, Research, and Cultural Issues.- References.

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From the reviews:"This book describes how radical behaviorism can be used to create therapeutic relationships in order for meaningful change to occur. . The audience includes therapists 'interested in revitalizing practice, minimizing impasses, and treating clients on a deeper emotional level.' . graduate students will also find this book valuable. . is excellent in the way it combines two theories and shows specifically how to apply them in clinical work. . it is full of valuable information." (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Review Service, September, 2008)