Frames of coordination

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Are frames of coordination always the same as frames of equivalence?

Are there frames that put things in a relation of coordination as in
'A always comes with B', but which is not a relation of equivalence?

I am thinking of the ACT matrix diagram and wanting to say that it
puts the different quadrants of the matrix (away moves, toward moves,
unwanted inner experience and values) into a frame of coordination so
that all these aspects are brought to attention when the matrix is
used or evoked.

Clearly they are not equivalent, yet, my clinical experience is that
with practice of the matrix, invoking the matrix bring all these
aspects of experience/behavior in view and derived relational
responding promoting psychological flexiblity increases.

Can I say the matrix provides an overarching frame of coordination
between its quadrants?

Here is the paragraph I wrote. Is it technically correct or should I
take 'frame of coordination' out of it? And if so, what to replace it

"The matrix increases derived relational responding by providing a
visual environment that serves as an overarching frame of coordination
between clinically significant aspects of the client’s experience, as
represented by the four quadrants and two main discriminations. Within
that broad frame of coordination, which through repeated use of the
matrix point of view can become largely automatic, specific forms of
relational framing are trained and serve to derive the desired

Thanks for your help,

kind regards,



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