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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

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Panel #297
Professional Development Series: Introductory Series: Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
Sunday, May 24, 2009
4:30 PM–5:20 PM
North 222 AB
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Jordan T. Bonow (University of Nevada, Reno)
WILLIAM C. FOLLETTE (University of Nevada Reno)
JONATHAN W. KANTER (Department of Psychology/University of Wisconsin,-Milwaukee)
GLENN M. CALLAGHAN (San Jose State University)
Abstract: Funtional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) is one of the few comprehensive therapies belonging to the clinical behavior analysis (CBA) tradition. FAP involves the direct application of behavioral principles within the context of the therapeutic relationship. In FAP, the therapist is conceptualized as a provider of social contingencies that can shape more interpersonally effective client behaviors during therapy sessions. This allows the FAP therapist to contribute to the development of a functional interpersonal repertoire of the client that will generalize to settings outside of treatment and lead to improvements in the client’s relationships. Each panelist in this event has had direct experience in the development of FAP techniques, the research of FAPs efficacy, the training of students in implementing FAP, and the dissemination of FAP to a professional audience. They will discuss the basic theory underlying FAP, its empirical support, and techniques and strategies for effectively implementing this behavioral treatment.
 

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