a1 Senior Clinical Psychologist, Tayside Area Clinical Psychology Department, Royal Dundee Liff Hospital, Dundee
Marks (1981) recently argued that behavioural psychotherapy had few practical, theoretical or historical links with theoretical and experimental psychology. This paper attempts to elaborate some of Wilson's (1981) arguments against this view and cites some additional British evidence in support of these arguments. Wilson's consideration of the issue of service delivery appears unsatisfactory and the suggestion is made that behavioural psychotherapy be taken out of the medical arena and placed within a rationalized therapeutic service independent of the present medical–sychological–social work structures.
(Received September 15 1981)