Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy : The Process and Practice of Mindful Change

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The prevailing view among both therapists and clients is that a more vital life can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Then why do so many people continue to suffer with behavior disorders, adjustment difficulties, and low life satisfaction? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique psychotherapeutic approach that addresses this question by altering the very ground on which rational change strategies rest. Providing in one volume a scientifically sound theory of psychopathology and a practical treatment model, the book features detailed clinical guidelines as well as numerous case examples demonstrating the approach in action.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 227.58 x 22.86mm | 434g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1572309555
  • 9781572309555
  • 181,948

Table of contents

Part I: The Problem and the Approach. The Dilemma of Human Suffering. The Philosophical and Theoretical Foundation of ACT. The ACT Model of Psychopathology and Human Suffering. Part II: Clinical Methods. Creative Hopelessness: Challenging the Normal Change Agenda. Control is the Problem, Not the Solution. Building Acceptance by Defusing Language. Discovering Self, Defusing Self. Valuing. Willingness and Commitment: Putting ACT into Action. Part III: Using ACT. The Effective ACT. Therapeutic Relationship. ACT in Context.
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'The pragmatic and reasonable approach described in this book will be of great interest to therapists from any disciplinary background. It will also serve as an excellent text in graduate-level counseling and psychotherapy courses.' -Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP
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About Steven C. Hayes

Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, USA


Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD, is Research and Training Director for the Mountainview Consulting Group, where he provides consultation and training on integrative primary care medicine, outcomes management in applied delivery systems, clinical management of the suicidal patient, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Kelly G. Wilson, PhD, is Associate Director of the Center for Contextual Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno
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