Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Approach to Behavior Change / Edition 1

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Approach to Behavior Change / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 1572309555

ISBN-13: 9781572309555

Pub. Date: 07/29/2003

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Most therapists and clients believe that a more vital life can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Yet despite efforts to achieve this goal, many individuals continue to suffer with behavior disorders, adjustment difficulties, and low life satisfaction. This volume presents a unique psychotherapeutic approach that addresses the problem of

Overview


Most therapists and clients believe that a more vital life can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Yet despite efforts to achieve this goal, many individuals continue to suffer with behavior disorders, adjustment difficulties, and low life satisfaction. This volume presents a unique psychotherapeutic approach that addresses the problem of psychological suffering by altering the very ground on which rational change strategies rest. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) focuses in particular on the ways clients understand and perpetuate their difficulties through language. Providing a comprehensive overview of the approach and detailed guidelines for practice, this book shows how interventions based on metaphor, paradox, and experiential exercises can enable clients to break free of language traps, overcome common behavioral problems, and enhance general life satisfaction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572309555
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/29/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


I. The Problem and the Approach. 1. The Dilemma of Human Suffering. 2. The Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations 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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