Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change / Edition 2

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change / Edition 2

by Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl, Kelly G. Wilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1609189620

ISBN-13: 9781609189624

Pub. Date: 10/19/2011

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

The definitive, complete guide to using ACT in clinical practice. With a therapist friendly, accessible structure, the originators of this increasingly popular therapy demonstrate how to intervene with clients to strengthen six key processes that promote psychological flexibility and well-being. Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and

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The definitive, complete guide to using ACT in clinical practice. With a therapist friendly, accessible structure, the originators of this increasingly popular therapy demonstrate how to intervene with clients to strengthen six key processes that promote psychological flexibility and well-being. Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has come into its own as a widely practiced approach to helping people change. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT—from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques—written by its originators. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of a wide range of clinical problems. The authors describe effective, innovative ways to cultivate psychological flexibility by detecting and targeting six key processes: defusion, acceptance, attention to the present moment, self-awareness, values, and committed action. Sample therapeutic exercises and patient-therapist dialogues are integrated throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609189624
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/19/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
402
Sales rank:
257,985
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

I. Foundations and the Model
1. The Dilemma of Human Suffering
2. The Foundations of ACT: Taking a Functional Contextual Approach
3. Psychological Flexibility as a Unified Model of Human Functioning
II. Functional Analysis and Approach to Intervention
4. Case Formulation: Listening with ACT Ears, Seeing with ACT Eyes, with Emily K. Sandoz
5. The Therapeutic Relationship in ACT
6. Creating a Context for Change: Mind versus Experience
III. Core Clinical Processes
7. Present-Moment Awareness, with Emily K. Sandoz
8. Dimensions of Self
9. Defusion
10. Acceptance
11. Connecting with Values
12. Committed Action
IV. Building a Progressive Scientific Approach
13. Contextual Behavioral Science and the Future of ACT

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