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Act Made Simple: An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Act Made Simple: An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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By (author) Dr. Russ Harris

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  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 251mm x 18mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 5 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oakland
  • ISBN 10: 1572247053
  • ISBN 13: 9781572247055
  • Illustrations note: black & white line drawings, figures
  • Sales rank: 624

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Would you like to be less stressed and more fulfilled at work? Then join the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). ACT is not just a proven effective treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and myriad other psychological issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition, packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change. A practical and entertaining primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients for impressive results. Inside this book, you'll find: Scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients A session-by-session guide to implementing ACT Transcripts from therapy sessions Guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises Practical tips to overcome 'therapy roadblocks'

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Russ Harris is an internationally acclaimed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and author of the popular ACT-based self-help book, The Happiness Trap, now published in over fifteen languages and twenty countries. He is widely renowned for his ability to train therapists in ACT in a way that is clear, accessible, and fun.

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"ACT Made Simple is just that. Dr. Harris has, once again, written a very accessible book that should be read by all clinicians wanting to learn, engage, or otherwise implement ACT in their practices. This book is a must for ACT readers. My thanks to Dr. Harris for making ACT so user-friendly and understandable."-- Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D., author of The Mindful Couple