ACT in Practice: Case Conceptualization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT in Practice: Case Conceptualization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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by Patricia A. Bach, Daniel J. Moran
     
 

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ISBN-10: 157224478X

ISBN-13: 9781572244788

Pub. Date: 05/01/2008

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is more than just a set of techniques for structuring psychotherapeutic treatment; it also offers a new, insightful, transdiagnostic approach to case conceptualization and to mental health in general. Learn to put this popular new psychotherapeutic model to work in your practice with this book, the first guide that explains

Overview

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is more than just a set of techniques for structuring psychotherapeutic treatment; it also offers a new, insightful, transdiagnostic approach to case conceptualization and to mental health in general. Learn to put this popular new psychotherapeutic model to work in your practice with this book, the first guide that explains how to do case conceptualization within an ACT framework.

ACT in Practice offers an introduction to ACT, an overview of its impact, and a brief introduction to the six core processes of ACT treatment--the six points of the hexaflex model and its pathological alter ego, the so-called inflexahex. It describes how to accomplish case conceptualizations in general and offers précis of the literature that establish the importance and value of case conceptualization. This guide also offers possible alternative case conceptualization for cases from different therapeutic traditions, a great help to therapists who come from a more traditional CBT background. Exercises throughout help you to evaluate the information you have just learned so that you may effectively integrate ACT into your practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572244788
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Professional Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


A Letter from the Series Editor     vii
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
An Introduction to ACT Principles
An Orientation to ACT     3
Clinical Behavior Analysis and the Three Waves of Behavior Therapy     17
Functional Analysis and ACT Assessment     37
Relational Frame Theory     63
What Is Case Conceptualization?     81
The Fundamentals of ACT Case Conceptualization
Conceptualizing Functionally     93
Contacting the Present Moment and Perspective Taking     127
Values, Commitment, and Behavior Change Processes     143
Acceptance Processes     159
Putting ACT into Practice
Creative Hopelessness: When the Solution Is the Problem     175
Bringing Mindfulness to Clinical Work     189
Values Work     203
Defusion and Deliteralization     217
Willingness     241
Acceptance and Change     265
Pulling It All Together     277
Epilogue: Saying Good-Bye to Shandra and Rick     299
ABC Functional Analysis Sheet     301
Inhexaflex Case-Conceptualization Worksheet     303
Event Log     305
Suggestaflex     307
References     309
Index     327

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ACT in Practice: Case Conceptualization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of the small library of ACT books available right now, this one is my favorite. ACT principles and techniques are nicely blended with a presentation of theory and philosophy - and it is done in a way that is accessible to those who are relatively unfamiliar with behavior analysis. I wish I'd had access to this book during my ACT training in graduate school! It would have been the perfect resource - readable and comprehensive.