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A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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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.      •  A concise overview of the theory, core processes, and key therapeutic messages of ACT, plus a framework for case conceptualization using ACT.      •  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.      •  Uses of ACT for stress relief, for chronic pain management, and in inpatient medical settings.      •  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.

Book News Annotation:

The contributors of these 14 articles have found Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word) a useful treatment approach for a wide range of clinical problems. ACT is based on Relational Frame Theory, which holds that psychopathology is built into human language, suggesting ways to diminish destructive language-based functions and augment helpful ones. Contributors describe the ACT approach, including its core therapy processes, intervention strategies, therapist competencies, and case formation. They describe how ACT works in the treatment of affective and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and dependence, serious mental illness, and multiple-problem situations. They also describe ACT in special populations, settings and methods, such as with children, adolescents and their parents, in cases of stress, medical settings, in chronic pain and in group formats. Extensive references are provided.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"ACT opened the door to more fascinating discoveries about human beings, language, and psychopathology in general. Within these discoveries also lie the treatment technologies comprising ACT that are competently presented in this book, A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. . .As the authors describe, this book is the first practical guide that highlights the ACT approach for numerous disorders and presents it in detail. . .The innovative conceptualization of psychopathology, presented in ACT, may appeal to practioners because it provides answers and alternatives to relapse and the difficulties some clients present with being unable to gain control of their symptoms. Practioners may also like the technology and the metaphors used in ACT. . .In each chapter presenting ACT for a different group of disorders, the authors skillfully present a formulation of the disorder based on the ACT principles and then describe the ACT approach for the specific disorder or group of disorders. . .  " By Maria Karekla & Marianna Charilaou, PsycCRITIQUES, American Psychological Association, Volume 50, Number 52.

Synopsis:

This volume is the most practical clinical guide on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) yet available. It is designed to show how the ACT model and techniques apply to various disorders, settings, and delivery options with the goal of allowing researchers and clinicians to begin applying ACT wherever it seems to fit. The book is divided into three sections, with chapters demonstrating the effectiveness of using ACT in the treatment approach for a wide range of clinical problems. The first section describes the theory underlying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment approach and the core intervention processes that encompass ACT. The second section presents ACT as it is applied to some typical behavioral disorders encountered by mental health and substance abuse practitioners. The last section examines ACT as it is used with a variety of other populations, problems, settings, and modes of delivery. This volume will be of great value to therapists, practitioners, and students who are interested in new developments in cognitive and behavior therapy.

About the Author

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of more than twenty books and more than 325 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. In 1992 he was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as the 30th "highest impact" psychologist in the world during 1986-1990 based on the citation impact of his writings. Dr. Hayes has been President of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, of the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology and of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the American Psychological Society, which he helped form. He has received the Don F. Hake Award for Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association and was appointed by HHS Secretary Donna Shalala to a 5 year term on the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse in the NIH.

Table of Contents

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?- An ACT Primer: Core Therapy Processes, Intervention Strategies, and Therapist Competencies.- ACT Case Formulation.- ACT with Affective Disorders.- ACT with Anxiety Disorders.- ACT with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.- ACT for Substance Abuse and Dependence.- ACT with the Seriously Mentally Ill.- ACT with Multi-Problem Patients.- ACT with Children, Adolescents, and their Parents.- ACT for Stress.- ACT in Medical Settings.- ACT with Chronic Pain Patients.- ACT in Group Format.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387233673
Editor:
Hayes, Steven C.
Editor:
Strosahl, Kirk D.
Editor:
Hayes, Steven C.
Editor:
Strosahl, Kirk D.
Author:
Strosahl, Kirk D.
Author:
Hayes, Steven C.
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Subject:
Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Subject:
Acceptance and commitment therapy
Subject:
Psychotherapy and Counseling
Subject:
Psychotherapy and Counseling Finally closes the gap between the research literature/theoretical writings and the day to day work of clinicians by presenting the material in a very practical, how-to-do manner that readers will find to be very clinically us
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
B
Subject:
Behavioral science
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical
Subject:
Applied Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Book
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
414
Dimensions:
229 x 152 mm 1720 gr

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"Synopsis" by , "ACT opened the door to more fascinating discoveries about human beings, language, and psychopathology in general. Within these discoveries also lie the treatment technologies comprising ACT that are competently presented in this book, A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. . .As the authors describe, this book is the first practical guide that highlights the ACT approach for numerous disorders and presents it in detail. . .The innovative conceptualization of psychopathology, presented in ACT, may appeal to practioners because it provides answers and alternatives to relapse and the difficulties some clients present with being unable to gain control of their symptoms. Practioners may also like the technology and the metaphors used in ACT. . .In each chapter presenting ACT for a different group of disorders, the authors skillfully present a formulation of the disorder based on the ACT principles and then describe the ACT approach for the specific disorder or group of disorders. . .  " By Maria Karekla & Marianna Charilaou, PsycCRITIQUES, American Psychological Association, Volume 50, Number 52.
"Synopsis" by , This volume is the most practical clinical guide on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) yet available. It is designed to show how the ACT model and techniques apply to various disorders, settings, and delivery options with the goal of allowing researchers and clinicians to begin applying ACT wherever it seems to fit. The book is divided into three sections, with chapters demonstrating the effectiveness of using ACT in the treatment approach for a wide range of clinical problems. The first section describes the theory underlying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment approach and the core intervention processes that encompass ACT. The second section presents ACT as it is applied to some typical behavioral disorders encountered by mental health and substance abuse practitioners. The last section examines ACT as it is used with a variety of other populations, problems, settings, and modes of delivery. This volume will be of great value to therapists, practitioners, and students who are interested in new developments in cognitive and behavior therapy.
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