Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Contemporary Theory Research and Practice

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John T. Blackledge, Joseph Ciarrochi, Frank Deane
Australian Academic Press, 2009 - Psychology - 336 pages
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Showcasing the very latest in the theory, research and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) across a range of clinical applications, including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD and substance abuse, with contributions from leading ACT practitioners including co-founders Kirk Strosahl, Kelly Wilson and Rob Zettle. Chapters range from detailed treatments of the scientific and theoretical aspects of the ACT model and research program, to detailed  discussions of how to apply ACT to a variety of human problems. Divided into two parts, the first section features theoretical treatments of ACT, with the second (and larger) section presenting extended descriptions of how to apply ACT in different contexts. This rich content mix reflects the strengths of the contextual behavioral science (CBS) research program espoused by Michael Levin and Steven Hayes from the University of Nevada.  In the end, ACT is an applied treatment model, and as such, it lives and dies by its ability to effectively benefit a wide variety of clients. In order to make the treatment increasingly effective and to maximize understanding about precisely how the treatment works, its tenets must be theoretically coherent, firmly based on empirically tried and true principles, and must have its active psychological processes clearly identified and sufficiently assessed. This book clearly demonstrates such a mix of full application, an appreciation of basic-applied research linkage, clear and behaviorally-consistent conceptualization of specific problem areas, and coherent explication of the ACT model. This book will not only tell you what to do with clients struggling with various problems, it will also tell you how those things work.
 

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Contents

ACT RFT and Contextual Behavioral Science
1
Core Processes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
41
Teaching ACT To Whom Why and How
59
Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders An ACT Perspective
87
ACT and Health Conditions
119
ACT With Depression The Role of Forgiving
151
Brief Group ACT for Anxiety
175
SelfDestructive Behavior ACT and Functional Analysis
201
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training for Work Stress and Burnout in Mental Health Direct Care Providers
223
Promoting Social Intelligence Using the Experiential RolePlay Method
247
ACT and CBT for Psychosis Comparisons and Contrasts
263
Beyond the Fragmented Self Integrating Acceptance and Psychodynamic Approaches in the Treatment of Borderline Personality
281
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorders
311
contributors
329
index
331
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