A Reticulated and Progressive Strategy for Developing Clinical Applications of RFT
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An important goal of Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention (MCC) (Villatte, Villatte, & Hayes, 2016) is to stimulate mutual interest and facilitate dialogue between clinicians and RFT researchers. We were thus excited to read in this review (Barnes-Holmes et al., 2017) the numerous positive points appreciated by researchers that have made substantial contributions to the RFT literature. We appreciate the time and consideration the reviewers invested in providing feedback that can improve this work, and are encouraged that the positive aspects of their feedback are largely consistent with the feedback we have received from clinicians, researchers, and educators who have read MCC or participated in our MCC-based training, supervision, and consultation. For example, the reviewers detail a number of positive evaluations on our treatment of the self, meaning and motivation, metaphors, and experiential practice. We were also pleased to see such an...
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