The Psychological Record

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

An Experimental Analysis of Clinical Phenomena

  • C. B. Ferster


The complementary roles of behavioral and psychodynamic theory are described. Behavior theory provided an objective communicable language and a tool of analysis. Dynamic theory indicated the important things to describe. The actual practices of therapy are sometimes very different from the theories or the language about the therapies.


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© Association of Behavior Analysis International 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. Ferster
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe American UniversityWashington, D.C.USA

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