Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Panel #442
Integrating Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Can FAP’s Focus on the Relationship add Power to ACT techniques?
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Area: CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Andrew Busch (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
BARBARA S. KOHLENBERG (University of Nevada School of Medicine)
PATRICIA BACH (Illinois Institute of Technology)
SCOTT T. GAYNOR (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: Andrew Busch, a doctoral graduate student, will present a therapy case of a depressed client with significant interpersonal problems. The panel will provide suggestions on how to conceptualize and treat this case from the standpoint of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The majority of time will be spent discussing possibilities for performing ACT techniques within a FAP case conceptualization. Some time will also be devoted to a discussion of specific therapeutic situations where FAP and ACT theory may diverge.



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