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The Behavior Analyst Today Volume 7, Number 3, 2006399FFuunnccttiioonnaallAAsssseessssmmeennttooffSSkkiillllssffoorrIInntteerrppeerrssoonnaallTThheerraappiissttss::TThheeFFAASSIITTSSyysstteemmFor the assessment of therapist behavior for interpersonally-based interventions including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy or FAP-enhanced treatmentsGlenn M. CallaghanSan Jose State UniversitySeveral contemporary behavior therapies exist that espouse the importance of the therapeutic relationshipincluding Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Each of these therapies has described the importance of focusing on the process of what occurs in session between the client and therapist in an effort to change client behavior. This interpersonal aspect is shared not only by behavior therapies but by numerous other paradigmatically driven interventions.Functional Analytic Psychotherapy posits that the mechanism of clinical cha...