For more than two decades, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy has brought new meaning and new meaningfulness to client/therapist relationships. And clients with disorders as varied as depression, PTSD, and fibromyalgia have benefited from its nuanced, curative power. In A Guide to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, originators Robert Kohlenberg and Mavis Tsai join with other FAP practitioners to present a clinical framework, addressing points of convergence and divergence with other behavior therapies. Tracing FAP s emerging evidence base, it takes readers through the deep complexities and possibilities of the therapeutic bond. And the attention to mindfulness and the self makes maximum clinical use of the uniqueness of every client and every therapist.
Highlights of the Guide:
- The five core principles of therapeutic technique.
- Empirical basis of FAP alone or in combination with other therapies
- Case studies and transcripts of assessment procedures and therapy sessions.
- Demonstration of the course of FAP, from the initial session to the end of therapy.
- Therapist self-development and supervision issues.
- Inspiring clients to help the larger society: the practice of "green FAP."
- Appendix of questionnaires, feedback forms, and other essential FAP tools.
As this transformative therapy continues to grow in influence, A Guide to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy will be a vital, practice-enhancing reference for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and graduate-level students in their training."