ACT Verbatim for Depression and Anxiety: Annotated Transcripts for Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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New Harbinger Publications, May 1, 2008 - Psychology - 248 pages
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This collection of transcripts, organized and annotated by Michael P. Twohig and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) founder Steven C. Hayes, guides you through ACT-based therapy processes session-by-session. The transcripts featured in ACT Verbatim present common situations that arise in clinical practice, while the commentary explains how to identify the six target ACT processes and help clients work through them to achieve psychological flexibility.

For the most detailed view of ACT therapy, the clinical transcripts included here follow the development of one client struggling with anger, anxiety, and depression. Since ACT is process- rather than technique-oriented, this kind of in the moment analysis is a singularly effective way to learn to apply this therapeutic model.

These transcripts will help you:

•Identify client indicators that suggest you should target a specific process in therapy
•Create useful exercises to foster client development in the core processes of ACT
•Evaluate client advancement and structure sessions for maximum progress
•Learn the different styles other therapists use to implement ACT in their own ways

 

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Contents

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VIII
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Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor and director of clinical training in the department of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. An author of forty-one books and nearly 600 scientific articles, his career has focused on analysis of the nature of human language and cognition, and its application to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering and promotion of human prosperity. His work has received several awards, including the Impact of Science on Application Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Michael P. Twohig, PhD, is assistant professor of psychology at Utah State University in Logan, UT. He is the author of more than forty scientific articles and book chapters, most of which focus on the treatment of anxiety disorders.

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