• Robert J. Kohlenberg
  • Mavis Tsai


Therapeutic helpfulness comes from noticing client behaviors that are instances of clinically relevant behavior (CRB). We have observed that the more CRBs that are detected, the more profound, intense, emotional, and fascinating the therapy. Any method or concept that can help in CRB detection thus has a place in FAP, especially because occurrences of CRB during the session are not always easily noticed. Since CRBs are weak variables controlling the therapist’s observations, they usually require supplementation (Skinner, 1957) in order to increase their control. In the following sections (Classification of Verbal Behavior and Therapeutic Situations That Evoke CRB) our aim is to provide supplementation for increasing therapist skill or competence in observing CRB, sometimes called sensitivity or insightfulness.


Verbal Behavior Discriminative Stimulus Therapy Session Subtle Variable Functional Analytic Psychotherapy 
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Enhancing Therapist Awareness of Clinically Relevant Behavior


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© Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Kohlenberg
    • 1
  • Mavis Tsai
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Private PracticeSeattleUSA

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