Learning ACT: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists

Learning ACT: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists

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by Jason Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D Walser
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572244984

ISBN-13: 9781572244986

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

The groundswell of interest in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. Whether you are new to the profession or an experienced clinician with an established career, seeking to incorporate ACT work into your practice, this book is an essential resource. ACT is both a unique approach and

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The groundswell of interest in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. Whether you are new to the profession or an experienced clinician with an established career, seeking to incorporate ACT work into your practice, this book is an essential resource. ACT is both a unique approach and somewhat counterintuitive in its methods. Learning to “do ACT” well requires practice, patience, and good information. This book is a major contribution to ACT professional literature: a comprehensive, activity-based workbook that will help you understand and take advantage of ACT’s unique six process model, both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients.

Learning ACT begins with an overview of the ACT model, outlining its theoretical and philosophical underpinnings. Next you will learn how to understand and make use of the six core ACT processes. In later chapters, you'll be introduced to the ACT approach to establishing an effective and powerful therapeutic relationship and learn to conceptualize cases from an ACT perspective. Throughout these chapters are numerous exercises to help you apply what you are learning in order to process the material at a deeper level.

Unique to this volume is a DVD that includes role-played examples of the core ACT processes in action. Use this helpful addition to bring to life the concepts developed in the text. An invaluable aid to serious ACT study, the DVD can be reviewed often as you gain facility with the model.

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ISBN-13:
9781572244986
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Context / NHP
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
239,416
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Learning ACT: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great way to learn about acceptance and commitment therapy. It also has a lot of examples and models for implementation. Good for someone who is new to ACT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago