Lizabeth Roemer, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts/n-/Boston, where she is actively involved in research and clinical training of doctoral students in clinical psychology. In collaboration with her students, her research examines basic processes that may underlie clinical problems, such as the role of emotional acceptance, emotional suppression, emotion regulatory strategies, and mindfulness in a range of clinical presentations. Dr. Roemer has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters, coedited two books, and coauthored two books.
Susan M. Orsillo, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Her current research focuses on the role of emotional response styles, most notably experiential avoidance, in maintaining psychological difficulties. In collaboration with her doctoral students in clinical psychology, she has developed a number of prevention and treatment programs that integrate acceptance and mindfulness with evidence-based behavioral approaches. Dr. Orsillo has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters, coedited two books, and coauthored two books.
Together, Drs. Roemer and Orsillo have developed an acceptance-based behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. They are currently examining its efficacy as well as mediators and moderators of change in a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Their self-help book The Mindful Way through Anxiety draws from their decade of research in this area to provide guidance to people struggling with anxiety.
Introduction 1. An Acceptance-Based Behavioral Conceptualization of Clinical Problems 2. Clinical Assessment of Relevant Domains 3. Individualized Case Formulation and Treatment Planning 4. Setting the Stage for Therapy 5. Offering the Client an Acceptance-Based Behavioral Model of Human Functioning 6. Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Strategies 7. Setting the Stage for Behavioral Change 8. Putting It All Together: Promoting Mindful, Valued Action 9. Evaluating Progress, Relapse Prevention, and Ending Treatment 10. Incorporating Other Evidence-Based Interventions with Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies 11. Cultural Considerations in Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies, with Jonathan K. Lee and Cara Fuchs Appendix. Mindfulness Books
Psychotherapists in a range of settings, including clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers, as well as advanced students in these areas. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses and clinical practica.