The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy

Covers communication between various areas of behavioral consultation and therapy. Publishes original research, reviews of the discipline, theoretical and conceptual work, applied research, program descriptions, research in organizations and the community, clinical work, and curriculum developments.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2-3, Summer-Fall

An Empirical Model of Body Image Disturbance Using Behavioral Principles Found in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
The concept of body image disturbance encompasses a variety of psychological factors including general body dissatisfaction, distressing emotions over one's body image, overinvestment in one's appearance, and poorer quality of life (Cash & Grasso,...
An Example of a Hakomi Technique Adapted for Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP; Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991) is well positioned as an integrative model of psychotherapy through its focus on function rather than rigid adherence to technique (Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1994). Integration of a...
A Single-Case Experimental Demonstration of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy with Two Clients with Severe Interpersonal Problems
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991) is a behavior analytic approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes as its hypothesized mechanism of change the therapist's provision of natural contingent reinforcement to shape clients'...
Development and Preliminary Evaluation of a FAP Protocol: Brief Relationship Enhancement
This paper reports an effort to create a brief Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP; Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991; Tsai et al., 2008) intervention protocol. The goal of the protocol is to facilitate therapist implementation of FAP principles with...
Equifinality in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Different Strokes for Different Folks
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best" --Henry van Dyke An important component of evaluating treatment efficacy is developing a way to address therapist adherence and competence...
Expanding the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Traditions: An Application of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Treatment in a Case Study of Depression
According to the DSM-IV (APA, 1994) Depression is characterized when five or above of the following symptoms have been present for 2 weeks or more including feelings of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed...
FAP Group Supervision: Reporting Educational Experiences at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Two FAP based educational experiences at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil will be described here. The results clearly illustrate and suggest that FAP can be converted into a significant experience of personal and professional growth for therapists....
First Steps in FAP: Experiences of Beginning Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Therapist with an Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Client
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP, Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991) is a therapy that promotes intense and curative therapeutic relationships and invites therapists to use their own in-the-moment private experience in the service of fostering such...
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy as an Adjunct to Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Theory and Application in a Single Case Design
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder resulting from the experience of a traumatic event (e.g., sexual assault, military combat, natural disaster) with resulting emotions of fear, helplessness, or horror (Diagnostic and Statistical...
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP): A Review of Publications from 1990 to 2010
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), a model for psychotherapy based on radical behaviorism first developed by Kohlenberg and Tsai in 1991 (translated into Portuguese in 2001), proposes that the therapeutic relationship is the primary context for...
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) for Cluster B Personality Disorders: Creating Meaning, Mattering, and Skills
INTRODUCTION TO CLUSTER B According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2000), the standard nosology for diagnosing psychopathology and related...
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) in Ibero-America: Review of Current Status and Some Proposals
In recent years, the Third Wave Behavior Therapies have made an important impact on the field of clinical psychology, becoming an alternative to treating clients with personality disorders or serious behavioral problems, difficulties not as frequently...
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Is a Framework for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: The Example of Integrated Smoking Cessation and Depression Treatment
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP; Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991; Tsai et al., 2008) provides a framework for the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) by helping therapists conceptualize and manage moment-by-moment therapy process....
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy with Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses
The results of a recent meta-analysis (Reitzel & Carbonell, 2006) indicate that approximately 19% of adolescents who did not receive specialized, sexual-offense-specific treatment were subsequently charged for a sexual reoffense after a follow-up...
Interpersonal Mindfulness Informed by Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Findings from a Pilot Randomized Trial
The literature of the past decade has seen a dramatic increase of studies on clinical benefits of mindfulness practice (Chiesa & Serretti, 2009, 2011; Zgierska et al., 2009) in treating a range of psychological problems, including chronic pain...
Intimacy Is a Transdiagnostic Problem for Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Functional Analytical Psychotherapy Is a Solution
The purpose of this paper is to highlight some current trends in transdiagnostic approaches to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and how these trends relate to the constructs of intimacy and interpersonal functioning. We will define aspects of intimacy,...
Introduction to the Special Issue
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) is a behavioral approach to therapy that brings a laserlike focus on the curative aspects and implementation of a close and intense therapist client relationship. FAP entered the cognitive behavior therapy literature...
Promoting Appropriate Behavior in Daily Life Contexts Using Functional Analytic Psychotherapy in Early-Adolescent Children
The fields of Behavioral Contextual Psychology have produced important educational and behavioral applications, which are rarely used, in a comprehensive, integrated form. Yet these newer methods that include derived relational responding and innovative...
Promoting Efficacy Research on Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
Based on their clinical experience in which dramatic client improvements were correlated with particularly intense therapeutic relationships, Kohlenberg and Tsai (1991) provided a behavioral interpretation of how the client-therapist relationship may...
Reliability and Validity of the Spanish Adaptation of EOSS, Comparing Normal and Clinical Samples
The Oxford English Dictionary defines "self" as something a person intrinsically is, who they are at a particular moment, and able to express different attributes depending on the situation. Particularly, it is the sense of 'being' that distinguishes...
The Challenge of Developing a Universal Case Conceptualization for Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
While Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP; Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991; Tsai, Kohlenberg, Kanter, et al., 2009) has been used as an enhancement to other psychotherapy approaches (see e.g., Kohlenberg, Kanter, Bolling, Parker & Tsai, 2002), it...
Therapists' Attitudes about and Preferences to Use Relationship Focused Interventions: New Tools to Measure a Critical Component of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP)
The role of the therapeutic relationship is emphasized as an important factor across several therapies, including newer contextual behavioral therapies such as Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). FAP exclusively focuses on the use of the therapeutic...
The Trouble with the Short-Term Therapist-Client Relationship and What Can Be Done about It
Kohlenberg and Tsai's (1987) conceptualization of the therapist-client relationship and its curative potential is the starting point of the present article. Their analysis points out that what happens between therapist and client during the treatment...
Transitional Probability Analysis of Two Child Behavior Analytic Therapy Cases
Clinical behavior analysis (Dougher, 1993; Kanter & Woods, 2009) assumes behavior analysis as the fundamental science and Skinner's Radical Behaviorism as the philosophical foundation for clinical psychology. In Brazil, clinical behavior analytic...
Treatment of a Disorder of Self through Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP, Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991; Kanter, Kohlenberg & Tsai, 2010; Tsai, Kohlenberg, Kanter, Kohlenberg, Follette & Callaghan, 2009) is a form of psychotherapy in its own right and can be combined with other...
Using Functional Analytic Therapy to Train Therapists in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a Conceptual and Practical Framework
Tsai and colleagues discuss two type of knowing: knowing that and knowing how (Tsai, Callaghan, Kohlenberg, Follette & Darrow, 2008). Knowing that includes learning theories, concepts and procedures. It is effortful and requires dedication but...
Working In-Vivo with Client Sense of Unlovability
It is important that sessions end on a positive note with clients emitting target behaviors or CRB2s (Clinically Relevant Behavior, type 2, in-session improvements). In fact, when sessions predominantly end with CRB1s (Clinically Relevant Behavior,...

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