Learning ACT

Learning ACT

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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT, read as one word rather than letters), is one of the most exciting developments in psychotherapy to occur in the last fifty years. ACT departs from conventional psychotherapeutic models, which strive to fix, control, or get rid of unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Instead, ACT demonstrates how to accept uncomfortable or painful situations without engaging with them, allowing them to pass away or diminish as they will. ACT is profound, revolutionary-and it works. Research evidence is piling up that suggests ACT is as or more effective than conventional psychotherapeutic approaches. A DVD included with the text offers role-played examples of the core ACT processes in action on both audio and video. In these examples, a picture is worth a thousand words, bringing to life the concepts developed in the text.151) A recent trend, particularly among cognitive and behavior therapies, is the use of treatment manuals linked to specific diagnoses ... Case conceptualization refers to applying these principles to a clienta#39;s behavior (by a€œbehaviora€ we mean everything the person does, ... pathologies described in chapter 1) that ACT and RFT research and theory suggest either hinder or foster psychological flexibility.

Title:Learning ACT
Author:Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D. Walser
Publisher:New Harbinger Publications - 2007


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