Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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by Steven C. Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433811537

ISBN-13: 9781433811531

Pub. Date: 05/28/2012

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically- based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness processes, and commitment and behavior change processes to produce psychological flexibility. Steven C. Hayes, who helped develop ACT, and co-author Jason Lillis provide an overview of ACT's main influences and its basic principles.

Overview

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically- based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness processes, and commitment and behavior change processes to produce psychological flexibility. Steven C. Hayes, who helped develop ACT, and co-author Jason Lillis provide an overview of ACT's main influences and its basic principles. In this succinct and understandable survey, the authors show how ACT illuminates the ways that language encourages unhelpful skirmishing in clients' psychic lives, and how to use ACT to help clients accept private experiences, become more mindful of thoughts, develop greater clarity about personal values, and commit to needed behavior change. The latest edition in the Theories of Psychotherapy series, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy examines the therapy's history and process, evaluates the therapy's evidence base and effectiveness, and suggests future directions in the therapy's development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433811531
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
332,703
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


I. The Problem and the Approach
1. The Dilemma of Human Suffering
2. The Philosophical and Theoretical Foundation of ACT
3. The ACT Model of Psychopathology and Human Suffering
II. Clinical Methods
4. Creative Hopelessness: Challenging the Normal Change Agenda
5. Control Is the Problem, Not the Solution
6. Building Acceptance by Defusing Language
7. Discovering Self, Defusing Self
8. Valuing
9. Willingness and Commitment: Putting ACT into Action
III. Using ACT
10. The Effective ACT Therapeutic Relationship
11. ACT in Context

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