Introduction to the Practice of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy

  • Jonathan W. Kanter
  • Mavis Tsai
  • Robert J. Kohlenberg


The purpose of this book is to bring together, in a single volume, the diverse contributions and ideas of FAP researchers and clinicians working with a wide variety of populations, across a wide variety of settings, and using interventions associated with other therapeutic systems/orientations. As such, many chapters assume some familiarity with FAP and its theory. This introduction presents a brief history of FAP, summarizes its key principles and most recent research findings, and outlines the chapters to follow. Our intention is to provide a primer on FAP that may be helpful for those unfamiliar with it and an update for those more familiar.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan W. Kanter
    • 1
  • Mavis Tsai
    • 2
  • Robert J. Kohlenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Psychological Services and Training CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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