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Rafael Ferro García

Rafael Ferro García
Centro de Psicologia C.E.D.I., Granada. Spain · Psychotherapy

Doctor of Psychology

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La violencia de género es un problema personal y social grave, con múltiples consecuencias para las mujeres maltratadas. Los estudios de intervención para ayudar a estas personas son escasos y desde aproximaciones diversas. Se ha realizado aquí una revisión sistemática de los tratamientos aplicados en grupo a mujeres que han sido objeto de violenci...
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1991/2021; Tsai et al., 2009) es una terapia conductual, que se surgió con las denominadas "terapias de tercera generación". Una de sus características principales es utilizar la situación terapéutica en sí misma como la interacción fundamental para que ocurra el cambio de conducta. Plantea realizar el análisis funcional de la interacción entre cli...
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Desde los primeros años de su desarrollo, la psicoterapia analítico-funcional (PAF) ha sido apreciada por su innovación clínica y su poder de transformación con clientes con todo tipo de problemáticas. Basándose en los fundamentos de sus anteriores volúmenes sobre esta versátil terapia, los editores de La práctica de la psicoterapia analítico-funci...
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Reducción de conductas problemáticas conversacionales en un niño con Trastorno del Espectro del Autismo mediante un procedimiento de correspondencia "decir-hacer". Un estudio de caso único (Decreasing disruptive conversational behaviors in a child with autism spectrum disorder through a "say-do" correspondence procedure. A single case study) RESUME...
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Introduction: The Life Snapshot Inventory (LSI) is a self-report instrument to measure the meaningful vital, personal, and social directions. It was created in the Functional Analytic Psychotherapy as a continuous evaluation of vital changes in areas of life (family, work, love, spirituality, sexuality, health, etc.). Objective: The aim was to val...
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Background: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a well- established treatment for behavioural, hyperactivity and oppositional- defiant problems in children. Previous meta-analyses are scarce, and they have tended to mix problems and measures. Objective: A meta-analysis study was conducted with all available studies on PCIT (1980 to 2020) to...
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Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP) is a third generation and contextual therapy. It is based on therapeutic interaction, verbal and emotional client-therapist relationships. It also uses functional analysis of behaviour, and live on-going modification of clinical problem behaviours. The aim of this research was to study the efficacy of FAP w...
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Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP) is a third generation and contextual therapy. It is based on therapeutic interaction, verbal and emotional client-therapist relationships. It also uses functional analysis of behaviour, and live on-going modification of clinical problem behaviours. The aim of this research was to study the efficacy of FAP w...
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Kigin, 2011) es una intervención que ha demostrado su eficacia con niños de 2 a 7 años con proble-mas de conducta. A lo largo de los años se han incrementado los estudios dedicados a medir su efectividad, eficacia, eficien-cia, y se ha adaptado a diversos problemas, formatos, cultu-ras, contextos y edades, con resultados exitosos. La PCIT es una in...
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The goal of this study was to empirically evaluate the efficacy of an intervention programme with women victims of gender violence. Specifically, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) has been used, combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Behavioural Activation (BA). This study was undertaken us intragroup format, during 11 ses...
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Resumen La Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional (FAP, Kohlen-berg & Tsai, 1991) es un poderoso tratamiento en sí mismo y también una aproximación integradora con cualquier terapia produciendo unos resultados sinér-gicos. Enfatiza el uso de la relación terapéutica para producir el cambio en los clientes, centrándose en las contingencias directas y natur...
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Título: Eficacia de un programa de intervención grupalcon mujeres vícti-mas de violencia de género en el marco de las terapias contextuales. Resumen: El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar empíricamente la eficacia de un programa de intervención con mujeres víctimas de violencia de géne-ro. El programa en conjunto se enmarca dentro de las Terapias...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar empíricamente la eficacia de un programa de intervención con mujeres víctimas de violencia de géne-ro. El programa en conjunto se enmarca dentro de las Terapias Contextua-les, específicamente se ha utilizado la Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional, combinada con la Terapia de Aceptación y Compromiso y la Activació...
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Se presenta una hipótesis transdiagnóstica surgida desde las terapias contextuales, específicamente desde la Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional (FAP), según la cual habría problemas comunes en muchos transtornos psicopatológicos al haber problemas en la formación del Yo. Desde FAP el Yo se considera un concepto aprendido de tipo verbal y social, como...
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We propose a review of the formation of the Self from a phenomenological-contextual perspective. This approach is justified as a way of solving the metaphors that are used to understand the formation of the Self, which usually commits either categorical and reification errors or directly aporetic arguments. The concept of the Self is not denied, gi...
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La Terapia de Interacción Padres-Hijos (PCIT, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) es una alternativa a la intervención clásica en niños con problemas de conducta y sus familias. Aunque está basada en métodos operantes ya conocidos y recibe influencias de otras terapias tradicionales, su novedad estriba especialmente en su forma de intervenir: a travé...
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The Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically validated therapy for childhood problems. The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may improve outcomes of PCIT in the treatment with parents who have experiential avoidance as an obstacle for applying behavioral techniques and correct contingencies. In this paper the application of P...
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Combining Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in a Child with Serious Behavioral Problems. The Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a well-established therapy for children's behavior problems. The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combined with PCIT may improve outcomes of the intervention, since can...
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In this work there are exposed the characteristics, the foundations and the behavioral roots that support the Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP) and its recent advances. Their foundations are: (a) the functional analysis of the client’s direct behavior that happens during the session, (b) the shaping and natural contingencies of reinforcemen...
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We propose a review of the formation of the Self from a phenomenological-contextual perspective. This approach is justified as a way of solving the metaphors that are used to understand the formation of the Self, which usually commits either categorical and reification errors or directly aporetic arguments. The concept of the Self is not denied, gi...
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RESUMEN: Se plantea una reconsideración de la psicopatología desde una pers-pectiva fenomenológica centrada en el caso de las terapias de tercera generación. Se describen los principios básicos y las bases de las actuaciones terapéuticas de la psicoterapia analítica funcional. Se presenta una forma de comprensión de la psicopatología que engloba ta...
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Reconsideration of psychopathology arises from a phenomenological perspective focused on the case of third-generation therapies. Basic principles and bases of the therapeutic actions of functional analytic psychotherapy are described. A way of understanding the psychopathology that encompasses both a transverse diagnosis related to dysfunctional av...
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This paper describes the variables that explain the process of change and foundations and behavioral principles that underpin Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and its latest advances. Its foundations are the targets of intervention, that is, clinically relevant behaviors (CRB) and also the five proposed therapeutic rules. The analysis of the...
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This paper describes the variables that explain the process of change and foundations and behavioral principles that underpin Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and its latest advances. Its foundations are the targets of intervention, that is, clinically relevant behaviors (CRB) and also the five proposed therapeutic rules. The analysis of the...
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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a brief therapy for treating behavioral problems in childhood. It is a treatment that has been proven to be empirically valid and can be considereda well-established treatment for disruptive behavior in childhood according to the APA guidelines. This paper presents its fundamental characteristics, the clin...
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La Terapia de Interacción Padres-Hijos (PCIT) es una terapia breve para tratar los problemas de conducta en la infancia. Es un tratamiento que está demostrado válido empíricamente y puede ser considerada como un tratamiento bien establecido para tratar conductas problema en la infancia según las normas de la APA. Este trabajo expone sus característ...
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Background: The Experiencing of Self Scale (EOSS) was created to evaluate the experience of the personal self, within the field of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. This paper presents a study of the reliability and validity of the EOSS in a Spanish sample. Method: The study sample, chosen from 24 different centres, comprised 1,040 participants...
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This paper presents a clinical case study of a depressed female, treated by means of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) based on the theory and techniques for treating an “unstable self” (Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991), instead of the classic treatment for depression. The client was a 20-year-old college student. The trigger for her problems was a s...
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The Experiencing of Self Scale (EOSS) was created for the evaluation of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991, 2001, 2008) in relation to the concept of the experience of personal self as socially and verbally constructed. This paper presents a reliability and validity study of the EOSS with a Spanish sample (582 participants,...
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This paper discusses the mechanism of change and therapeutic techniques central to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Based on the experimental analysis of behavior, contingencies of reinforcement are viewed as an important mechanism of change leading to significant therapeutic improvements. The issue addressed in this paper concerns how a th...
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This paper discusses the mechanism of change and therapeutic techniques central to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Based on the experimental analysis of behavior, contingencies of reinforcement are viewed as an important mechanism of change leading to significant therapeutic improvements. The issue addressed in this paper concerns how a th...
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Implementation of parent-child interaction therapy in a case of oppositional defi ant disorder Abstract: The parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is a type of therapy for treating childho- od problems. It integrates traditional play therapy and classical operant methods. It has proved to be useful in problems such as disobedience, hyperactivity,...
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In discussing transcultural functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP), the treatment of clients from culturally diverse backgrounds, we draw upon not only the experiences of FAP therapists outside the United States (e.g., Carrascoso , 2003; Ferro , Valero, & Vives , 2006; López , Ferro, & Calvillo , 2002; Ferro , Valero , & López Bermúdez , 2009),...
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Treatment of a depressive disorder according to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. This paper presents the analysis and treatment of a depressive disorder according to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. This form of psychotherapy, which is based on the principles of radical behaviorism, makes functional use of verbal behavior, and is structured upo...
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Traditional methods of diagnosis are of little therapeutic use when diagnostic criteria are based upon topographical rather than functional aspects of behavior. Also, this sentence in the original seemed rather awkward and a bit unclear. In contrast to this, several authors have put forward experience avoidance disorders as an alternative which tak...
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En este trabajo se muestra el análisis e intervención de un trastorno depresivo siguiendo la formulación de la Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional. Esta psicoterapia, basada en los principios del conductismo radical, aborda la conducta verbal de manera funcional, se estructura a partir de una relación terapéutica que cuida especialmente el reforzamien...
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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy makes up part of what has been named third generation behavioural therapy. It underlines the contingencies which occur in the context of therapy, in natural reinforcement and shaping. A form of conceptualizing clinical cases is proposed which helps the therapist to focus on the objectives and problems of the patien...
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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy makes up part of what has been named third generation behavioural therapy. It underlines the contingencies which occur in the context of therapy, in natural reinforcement and shaping. A form of conceptualizing clinical cases is proposed which helps the therapist to focus on the objectives and problems of the patien...
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This paper presents five new forms of behavioral therapy in children, adolescents and their parents. We describe the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as a new therapy on the behavioral management. Further, the applications are described in this field of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as part of the...
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This paper outlines five new types of behavior therapy with children, adolescents and their parents. The Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is described as a new therapy for behavior management. Then, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are described as third generation applications of behavior therapy. Two a...
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To simulate the emotional judging function seen in some clinical problems, matching-to-sample training was used to establish three-member stimulus equivalence classes consisting of abstract paintings. Pictures with strongly positive or negative emotional content were then paired with only one of the paintings in each class, and transfer of the judg...
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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), based on the principles of radical behaviorism, emphasizes the impact of eventualities that occur during therapeutic sessions, the therapist-client interaction context, functional equivalence between environments, natural reinforcement and shaping by the therapist. This paper reviews recent studies of FAP fr...
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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy is based on the principles of radical behaviourism. It emphasises the impact of events occurring during therapeutic sessions, the therapist-client interaction context, functional equivalence of environments, natural reinforcement, and shaping by the therapist. Functional Analytic Psychotherapy makes use of both the...
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La Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional se basa en los principios del conductismo radical, y enfatiza la importancia que tienen las contingencias que ocurren durante la sesión terapéutica, el contexto terapéutico, la equivalencia funcional entre los ambientes, el reforzamiento natural y el moldeamiento. Usa los dos principios básicos del Análisis de Co...
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We describe a single-subject experiment showing emergent equivalence classes based on painting styles in an adult male with Down syndrome. The subject was a 28-year- old male with Down syndrome, showing good verbal and academic levels of achievement. Stimuli were fragments of fine-art paintings and their formal categories. During training, pictures...
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Transfer of function through equivalence relations may explain verbal processes that occur in psychological disorders and during therapy. However, methodological problems have affected the results and analyses of experimental studies. We established equivalence relations between visual stimuli (paintings) and descriptive words or phrases with a pos...
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La Psicoterapia Analítico-Funcional se basa en los principias de la filosofía conductual radical y el análisis de la conducta clínica, y forma parte de las terapias contextuales de la conducta. Se elaboró sobre el análisis conductual del ambiente psicoterapéutico, y acentáa las contingencias que ocurren en el contexto terapéutico, la equivalencia f...
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The Functional Analytic Psychotherapy is based on the principles of radical behaviorism and is part of the so-called Clinical Behavior Analysis movement (Dougher & Hayes, 2000). It emphasizes the functional analysis of client behavior during sessions and proposes the use of natural reinforcement and the shaping of therapeutic relationships, startin...
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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy is based on principles of radical behaviorism, and emphasizes the contingencies that occur during a therapeutic session, the therapeutic context, functional equivalence,natural reinforcement, and shaping. Depression is a complex problem with multiple causes; the treatment of depression must therefore be approached...
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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy is based on the principles of radical behaviorism and is part of the so-called Clinical Behavior Analysis movement (Dougher & Hayes, 2000). It emphasizes the functional analysis of client behavior during sessions and proposes the use of natural reinforcement and the shaping of therapeutic relationships, starting fr...
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En: Análisis y modificación de conducta Valencia 2005, v. 31, n. 135 ; p. 77-95 Se describe el tratamiento de un trastorno bulímico de una estudiante de bachillerato, con una media de 20 episodios de voracidad semanales seguidos de vómitos autoinducidos. Para planificar la intervención se realizó un análisis funcional de aquellas situaciones en las...
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El análisis funcional del comportamiento verbal de tradición skinneriana ha encontrado desarrollos recientes en modelos de intervención conductual que son objeto de exposición y análisis en el presente estudio teórico. La Psicoterapia Analítico- Funcional (PAF) se fundamenta en el análisis y moldeamiento del comportamiento verbal del paciente en ti...
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This theoretical study outlines and analyzes two therapeutic frameworks based on Skinner's early work on verbal behavior. The foundation of Functional-Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) is the verbal shaping of patient's in vivo verbal responses during the therapeutic sessions. The client-therapist relationship is considered a model of interpersonal rela...
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Equivalence relations training has been used to create pictorial categories between non-realistic pictures and words. The conditional discrimination allows the creation of new relationship among stimuli that has not been presented together directly. Specific software was designed, with it's usefullness and reliability also being tested. A single-ca...
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Se ha utilizado el entrenamiento en relaciones de equivalencia para crear categorías pictóricas entre fotos de pinturas no figurativas y palabras. La discriminación condicional permite crear nuevas relaciones entre estímulos que no se han entrenado directamente. Se ha diseñado un software específico, cuya utilidad y fiabilidad se ha intentado tambi...
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One of major issues affecting health actuations is the lack of adherence with treatment. This is worsened in Physiotherapy, given the cost and effort that the treatment implies to the patient. The present work defines the concept of adherence with treatment as the coincidence of personal behavior and the treatment prescribed. Also ten variables hav...
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One of major issues affecting health actuations is the lack of adherence with treatment. This is worsened in Physiotherapy, given the cost and effort that the treatment implies to the patient. The present work defines the concept of adherence with treatment as the coincidence of personal behavior and the treatment prescribed. Also ten variables hav...
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Traditional methods of diagnosis are of little therapeutic use when we consider topographic aspects of behaviour exclusively as distinct criteria. In contrast to this, several authors have put forward Experience Avoidance Disorders as an alternative which takes functional criteria into account. This work shows us the analysis and treatment of an an...
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En: Análisis y modificación de conducta Valencia 2001, v.27, n.112; p. 187-204 Este trabajo intenta explicar las razones por las que la depresión es un tema complejo terapéuticamente, Se describe su tratamiento desde dos corrientes que se enmarcan dentro de la Terapia de Conducta. Se analiza la Terapia Cognitiva de Beck. Se emplea Análisis Funciona...
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La Evitación Experiencial es un fenómeno que ocurre cuando una persona no está dispuesta a ponerse en contacto con experiencias privadas particulares (sensaciones, emociones, pensamientos, recuerdos) e intenta cambiar la forma o la frecuencia de esos eventos y el contexto que los ocasiona. Por otro lado, la Aceptación como estrategia de cambio, con...
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En: Análisis y Modificación de Conducta Valencia 2000, v. 26, n. 106; p. 291-317 La Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional está basada en los principios del conductismo radical y pone el énfasis en las contingencias que ocurren dentro de la sesión terapéutica, en el contexto terapéutico, en la equivalencia funcional, en el reforzamiento natural y en el m...
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Este articulo presenta dos formas distintas dehacer psicoterapia que estan basadas en los principios del conductismo radical: la Psicoterapia Analitico Funcional (Kohlenberg y Tsai, 1991) y la Terapia de Aceptacion y Compromiso (Hayes, MacCurry, AFari y Wilson, 1995). Ambos tipos de psicoterapia se basan en los principios del analisis funcional y s...
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En: Análisis y Modificación de Conducta Valencia 1998, v. 24, n. 94; p. 217-237 Se analiza por qué culturalmente, los eventos privados son vistos como causa de los problemas de las personas. Se define la Aceptación y se analiza su relevancia clínica. Se relacionan los valores con los objetivos terapéuticos y con el concepto de bienestar psicológico...
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Resumen. Este trabajo expone cinco nuevas formas de tratamiento conductual en niños, adolescentes y sus padres. Se describe la Terapia de Interacción Padres-hijos como una tera-pia nueva dedicada al manejo de conductas. Además, se describen las aplicaciones en este ámbito de la Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional y la Terapia de Aceptación y Compromis...
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Se ha realizado un estudio experimental, con cuatro experimentos, con el objetivo de comprobar la aparición del fenómeno de transferencia de función de estímulos a través de relaciones de equivalencia, utilizando estímulos visuales, palabras y fotos con una función aversiva o reforzante. Se ha pretendido un análogo experimental de las relaciones fu...

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Reconsideration of psychopathology arises from a phenomenological perspective focused on the case of contextual and existential therapies . Basic principles and bases of the therapeutic actions of functional analytic psychotherapy are described, pointing out the similarities with phenomenological and existential therapies, as well as with psychoanalysis or based on transference-focused psychotherapy. We propose a review of the formation of the Self from a phenomenological-contextual perspective. This approach is justified as a way of solving the metaphors that are used to understand the formation of the Self, which usually commits either categorical and reification errors or directly aporetic arguments. A genuinely behavioral and phenomenological explanatory model can be presented, understanding the Self as a social epiphenomenon that requires a basic pre-reflective awareness in a particular cultural context that will shape it through prototypical verbal behavior and the indissoluble link of being-in the world. The ultimate goal is to start from "amazement" in front of the world, to be able to re-elaborate a psychology and psychopathology far from reductionist visions.