Research in Outpatient Clinical Practice

  • Steven C. Hayes
  • Joseph R. Haas


Outpatient clinical practice encompasses many activities, but undoubtedly the primary one is this: A clinician is interacting with another individual who is experiencing problems in the natural environment. The nature of the interaction and the interpretation of the client’s problem vary widely from clinician to clinician and from one school of thought to another. The purpose, in broad terms, is the same: to help the individual with some aspect of what he or she does (where doing includes feeling, thinking, remembering, relating, and so on) as a result of this therapeutic interaction. In this sense, therapy is a form of social influence (Frank, 1973).


Clinical Question Logical Generalization Social Skill Training Treatment Utility Social Skill Deficit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven C. Hayes
    • 1
  • Joseph R. Haas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA

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