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TitleA Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [electronic resource] / edited by Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2004
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Descript XVIII, 396 p. online resource


Long awaited, here is the first book to apply the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model and its powerful techniques to a broad range of disorders and clinical settings. An innovative and groundbreaking approach, ACT cuts across the traditional categories of experiential, analytic, behavioral and cognitive therapies to utilize concepts of mindfulness and acceptance and the view that language is at the core of many psychological disorders. With the help of 26 expert contributors, ACT architects Hayes and Strosahl have expanded on their previous texts to give readers an elegant source of ideas for using this language/cognition-based method. โ{128}ข A concise overview of the theory, core processes, and key therapeutic messages of ACT, plus a framework for case conceptualization using ACT. โ{128}ข Techniques for using ACT to treat common behavior problems, including affective disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and substance abuse/addiction. Chapters are included on clients with multiple problems and the severely mentally ill. โ{128}ข Uses of ACT for stress relief, for chronic pain management, and in inpatient medical settings. โ{128}ข Special chapters on children and families, and ACT with groups. Modeling the psychological flexibility that is so crucial to treatment, chapters illustrate ACT's adaptability to client problems as they arise, and its built-in strategies for cutting through impasses. Further, the book cogently differentiates ACT from related modes of therapy. This user-friendly volume will be a welcome guide for practitioners and students alike. It offers both a cogent theoretical model and a clinical guide for all professionals who treat mental health problems, regardless of theoretical orientation


I. An Act Approach -- 1. What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? -- 2. An ACT Primer: Core Therapy Processes, Intervention Strategies, and Therapist Competencies -- 3. ACT Case Formulation -- II. Act with Behavior Problems -- 4. ACT with Affective Disorders -- 5. ACT with Anxiety Disorders -- 6. ACT with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder -- 7. ACT for Substance Abuse and Dependence -- 8. ACT with the Seriously Mentally III -- 9. ACT with the Multi-Problem Patient -- III. Act with Special Populations, Settings, and Methods -- 10. ACT with Children, Adolescents, and Their Parents -- 11. ACT for Stress -- 12. ACT in Medical Settings -- 13. ACT with Chronic Pain Patients -- 14. ACT in Group Format -- References

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