FAP and Feminist Therapies: Confronting Power and Privilege in Therapy

  • Christeine Terry
  • Madelon Y. Bolling
  • Maria R. Ruiz
  • Keri Brown


The quote by McIntosh (1988) reflects a theme that weaves together this chapter on functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) and feminist therapies. Briefly, psychotherapy is comprised of a series of social encounters fraught with sources of behavioral influence that are subtle, indirect, and generally undetectable by those involved. We will examine the characteristic sources of influence on social behavior (Biglan , 1995; Glenn, 1988; Glenn & Malagoid , 1991; Guerin , 1994; Parott , 1986; Zimmerman , 1963) and make the case that their role within the therapeutic process should be of interest to therapists.


Therapeutic Relationship Reinforcement Relation Behavior Analyst Radical Contextualist Multicultural Counseling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christeine Terry
    • 1
  • Madelon Y. Bolling
    • 2
  • Maria R. Ruiz
    • 3
  • Keri Brown
    • 4
  1. 1.Palo Alto VA Healthcare SystemPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Rollins CollegeWinter ParkUSA
  4. 4.University of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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