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Robert J. Kohlenberg, Ph.D., UCLA, 1968
Professor

 

fap@u.washington.edu

University of Washington, Box 351525

Seattle, WA 98195-1525

206/ 543-9898

My major interests are in enhancing the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy procedures used in the treatment of anxiety disorders (including OCD, panic, hoarding, GAD, trauma), depression, and interpersonal problems. Interventions include acceptance, meditation, mindfulness, and cognitive behavior therapy and an emphasis on establishing a meaningful therapeutic relationship. The integrative approach is known as Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and and is described in the books and articles below.

Secondary interest: Qualitative research methods and single subject designs. Test, such as transcripts of psychotherapy and interviews have potential as an important source of data about psychotherapy outcome and process. We are exploring qualitative methods, such as those suggested by the hermeneutic approach, as a means of analyzing test. Using this method, we hope to be able to identify the effective elements in psychotherapy which lead to change.


Professional Organizations

Member of American Psychological Association, Association for Behavior Analysis, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington State Psychological Association, Biofeedback Society of Washington (Past President), Society for Behavioral Medicine, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.


Representative Publications

Books

Kanter, J., Tsai, M., & Kohlenberg, R.J. (Eds.) (2010). The practice of functional analytic psychotherapy. . New York: Springer

Tsai, M., Kohlenberg, R.J., Kanter, J., Kohlenberg, B., Follette, W., & Callaghan, G. (2008). A guide to functional analytic psychotherapy: Awareness, courage, love and behaviorism. . New York: Springer

Kohlenberg, R. J. & Tsai, M. (1991). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: A guide for creating intense and curative therapeutic relationships. New York: Plenum.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Kohlenberg, R.J., Tsai, M, & Kanter, J. (2010). La psiconterapia analiticco finzionale (FAP). In F. Bulli & G. Melli (Eds.). Mindfulness and acceptance in psicoterapia (pp 125 - 150). Firenze, Italy: Eclipsi di Ipsico

Tsai, M., Kohlenberg, R. J.,& Kanter, (2010). A functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) approach to therapeutic alliance. In Muran, C. & Barber, J. (Eds) Therapeutic alliance: An evidence-based approach to practice (pp172-190). . New York: Guilford.

Kohlenberg, R. J., Kanter, J., Tsai, M., & Weeks, C. E. (2010). FAP and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.. In J. Kanter, M. Tsai & R. J. Kohlenberg (Eds.)The practice of functional analytic psychotherapy. New York: Springer.

Tsai, M., Plummer, M., Kanter, J., Newring, R. and Kohlenberg R.J. (2010).Therapist grief and functional analytic psychotherapy: strategic self-disclosure of personal loss.Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 40 (1), 1-10.

Tsai, M., Kohlenberg, R. J., Kanter, J. W., & Waltz, J. (2008).Therapeutic technique: The five rules. In M. Tsai, R. J. Kohlenberg, J. W. Kanter, B. Kohlenberg, W. C. Follette & G. M. Callaghan (Eds.).A guide to functional analytic psychotherapy: Awareness, courage, love, and behaviorism (pp. 61-102). New York: Springer Science + Science Media.

Kohlenberg, R. J., Tsai, M., & Kanter, J. (2008). What is functional analytic psychotherapy? In M. Tsai, R. J. Kohlenberg, J. Kanter, B. S. Kohlenberg, W. C. Follette & G. M. Callaghan (Eds.), A guide to functional analytic psychotherapy (pp. 1-20). New York: Springer

Kohlenberg, R. J., Kohlenberg, B. S., & Tsai, M. (2008). Intimacy. In M. Tsai, R. J. Kohlenberg, J. Kanter, B. S. Kohlenberg, W. C. Follette & G. M. Callaghan (Eds.)A guide to functional analytic psychotherapy (pp. 131-144). New York: Springer.

Kohlenberg, R. J., Tsai, M., Kanter, J., & Parker, C. R. (2008). Self and mindfulness. In M. Tsai, R. J. Kohlenberg, J. Kanter, B. S. Kohlenberg, W. C. Follette & G. M. Callaghan (Eds.),A guide to functional analytic psychotherapy (pp. 103-130). New York: Springer.

Tsai, M., Callaghan, G. M., Kohlenberg, R. J., Follette, W. C., & Darrow, S. M. (2008). Supervision and therapist self development. In M. Tsai, R. J. Kohlenberg, J. Kanter, B. S. Kohlenberg, W. C. Follette & G. M. Callaghan (Eds.), A guide to functional analytic psychotherapy (pp. 167-198). New York: Springer.

Tsai, M., Kanter, J., Landes, S. J., Newring, R. W., & Kohlenberg, R. J. (2008). The course of therapy: beginning middle and end phases of FAP.In M. Tsai, R. J. Kohlenberg, J. Kanter, B. S. Kohlenberg, W. C. Follette & G. M. Callaghan (Eds.), A guide to functional analytic psychotherapy (pp. 145-166). New York: Springer.

Dobson, K. S., Dimidjian, S., Kohlenberg, R. J., Rizvi, S. L., Dunner, D. L., Jacobson, N. S., et al. (2008). Randomized trial of behavioral activation, cognitive therapy, and antidepressant medication in the prevention of relapse and recurrence in major depression.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(3), 468-477.

Holman, G. & Kohlenberg, R. J. (2008). Biologism is behavior. Behavior and Social Issues, 16, 214-220.

Luk, J.W., Holman, G., & Kohlenberg, R.J. (2008). Contextual variations of mindfulness across interpersonal and task-oriented contexts: The roles of gender and ethnicity. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 13, 184-190.

Kohlenberg, R. J., & Vandenberghe, L. (2007). Treatment resistant OCD, inflated responsibility, and the therapeutic relationship: Two case examples.Psychology and Psychotherapy-Theory Research and Practice, 80, 455–465.

Dimidjian, S., Hollon, S. D., Dobson, K. S., Schmaling, K. B., Kohlenberg, R. J., Addis, M. E., et al. (2006).Randomized trial of behavioral activation, cognitive therapy, and antidepressant medication in the acute treatment of adults with major depression.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(4), 658-670.

Busch, A. M., Kanter, J. W., Landes, S. J., & Kohlenberg, R. J. (2006). Sudden gains and outcome: A broader temporal analysis of cognitive therapy for depression. Behavior Therapy, 37(1), 61-68.

Vandenberghe, L., Coppede, A.M., & Kohlenberg, R.J. (2006). Client’s Curiosity about the Therapist’s Private Life: Hindrance or Therapeutic Aid? The Behavior Therapist. 29, 41-46.

Kohlenberg, B. S., Tsai, M., & Kohlenberg, R. J. (2006). Healing interpersonal trauma with the intimacy of the therapeutic relationship. In Follette, V. & Ruzek, J. (eds.) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma, Second Edition. New York: Guilford.

Kohlenberg, R. J., Tsai, M., Parker, C., Bolling, M., & Kanter, J. (In Press). Focusing on the client-therapist interaction.In Sulz, S. (Ed.), Familie und verhalten: Kognitiv-behaviorale familientherapie. München: CIP-Medien

Tsai, M. & Kohlenberg, R. J. (In Press). Using the therapist-client relationship: A behavioral treatment for complex PTSD. In Boos, A. (Ed.): Die beiden Seiten der Bewältigung: Psychotherapeutische und juristische Aspekte schwerer Traumatisierungen.

Bolling, M. Y., Terry, Christeine, and Kohlenberg, R. J. (2006). Behavioral Theories.In Vol. 1 of M. Hersen & J. C. Thomas (Eds.), Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology, Vol. 1 Personality and Everyday Functioning (pp 142-157). NY: Wiley.

Whiteside, U.S., Kohlenberg, R. J., Tsai, M. (2005). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. In Hersen, M. & Rosqvist, J. (eds.) Encyclopedia of behavior modification and cognitive behavior therapy (Volume I: Adult Clinical Applications). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Kanter, J. W., Schildcrout, J. S., & Kohlenberg, R. J. (2005). Behavioral Theories.In Vol. 1 of M. Hersen & J. C. Thomas (Eds.), Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology, Vol. 1 Personality and Everyday Functioning (pp 142-157). NY: Wiley.

Whiteside, U.S., Kohlenberg, R. J., Tsai, M. (2005). In-vivo processes in cognitive therapy for depression: Frequency and benefits. Psychotherapy Research, 15(4), 366-373.

Kohlenberg, R. J., Tsai, M., Ferro García, R., Aguayo, L. V., Fernández Parra, & Virués-Ortega, J. (2005). Psicoterapia analítico-funcional y terapia de aceptación y compromiso: teoría,aplicaciones y continuidad con el análisis del comportamiento.International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 5, 2, 37-67.

Bolling, M, & Kohlenberg, R. J. (2004). Reasons for quitting SSRIs: Paradoxical psychological side effects & patient satisfaction.Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 73, 380-385.

Kanter, J. W., Kohlenberg, R. J., & Loftus, E. F. (2004). Experimental and psychotherapeutic demand characteristics and the cognitive therapy rationale: An analogue study. Cognitive Therapy and Research 2, 229-239.

Kohlenberg, R. J. (2004).). AABT, human misery and transference: A response to Arnold Lazarus. The Behavior Therapist. 26, 7.

Kohlenberg, R. J., Kanter, J. W., Bolling, M., Wexner, R., Parker, C., Tsai, M. (2004). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, and acceptance. In S. C. Hayes, V. M. Follette, & M. Linehan (Eds.) The new behavior therapies: Expanding the cognitive behavioral tradition. New York: Guilford Press.

Kohlenberg, R. J. (2003). AABT: On the precipice of becoming dysfunctional. The Behavior Therapist, 26, 284-286.

Kanter, J. W., Kohlenberg, R. J., & Loftus, E. F. (2002). Demand characteristics, treatment rationales, and cognitive therapy for depression.Prevention & Treatment, 5, Article 41. Available at http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume5/pre0050041c.html

Kohlenberg, R. J., Bolling, M, Kanter, J., & Parker, C., (2002) ). Clinical behavior analysis: Where it went wrong, how it was made good again, and why its future is so bright. Behavior Analyst Today, 3, 246-251.

Kohlenberg, R. J., Kanter, J., Bolling, M., Parker, C., &. Tsai, M., (2002) Enhancing cognitive therapy for depression with Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Treatment guidelines and empirical findings.Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 9, 213-229.

Kohlenberg, R. J. & Tsai, M. (2002).Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.In Zimmar, G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of psychotherapy. New York: Academic Press.

Kanter, J., Parker, C., & Kohlenberg, R. J. (2001). ) Finding the self: A behavioral measure and its clinical implications. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 38, 198-211.

Bolling, M., Parker, C., Kanter, J., Kohlenberg, R. J., & Tsai, M., (2000). The client-therapist interaction: The core of a behavioral approach. Turopean Psychotherapie,1, 21-29

Kohlenberg, R. J. & Tsai, M. (2000).Some radical behavioral help for Katrina. Cognitive and Behav six ioral Practice, 7, 486-489.