A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy / Edition 1

A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy / Edition 1

by Steven C. Hayes
     
 

The contributors of these 14 articles have found Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word) a useful treatment approach for a wide range of clinical problems. ACT is based on Relational Frame Theory, which holds that psychopathology is built into human language, suggesting ways to diminish destructive language-based functions and augment helpful ones.… See more details below

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The contributors of these 14 articles have found Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word) a useful treatment approach for a wide range of clinical problems. ACT is based on Relational Frame Theory, which holds that psychopathology is built into human language, suggesting ways to diminish destructive language-based functions and augment helpful ones. Contributors describe the ACT approach, including its core therapy processes, intervention strategies, therapist competencies, and case formation. They describe how ACT works in the treatment of affective and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and dependence, serious mental illness, and multiple-problem situations. They also describe ACT in special populations, settings and methods, such as with children, adolescents and their parents, in cases of stress, medical settings, in chronic pain and in group formats. Extensive references are provided. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387233673
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/21/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1What is acceptance and commitment therapy?1
2An ACT primer : core therapy processes, intervention strategies, and therapist competencies31
3ACT case formulation59
4ACT with affective disorders77
5ACT with anxiety disorders103
6ACT with posttraumatic stress disorder133
7ACT for substance abuse and dependence153
8ACT with the seriously mentally ill185
9ACT with the multi-problem patient209
10ACT with children, adolescents, and their parents249
11ACT for stress275
12ACT in medical settings295
13ACT with chronic pain patients315
14ACT in group format347

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