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Learning ACT

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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. This second edition of the pioneering ACT skills-training manual for clinicians provides a comprehensive update—essential for both experienced practitioners and those new to using ACT and its applications. ACT is a proven-effective treatment for numerous mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and more. With important revisions based on new developments in contextual behavioral science, Learning ACT, Second Edition includes up-to-date exercises and references, as well as material on traditional, evidence-based behavioral techniques for use within the ACT framework. In this fully revised and updated edition of Learning ACT, you’ll find workbook-format exercises to help you understand and take advantage of ACT’s unique six process model—both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization, and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients. You’ll also find up-to-the-minute information on process coaching, new experiential exercises, an increased focus on functional analysis, and downloadable extras that include role-played examples of the core ACT processes in action. By practicing the exercises in this workbook, you’ll learn how this powerful modality can improve clients’ psychological flexibility and help them to live better lives. Whether you’re a clinician looking for in-depth training and better treatment outcomes for individual clients, a student seeking a better understanding of this powerful modality, or anyone interested in contextual behavioral science, this second edition provides a comprehensive revision to an important ACT resource.

Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author : Debrin P. Goubert, M.D.
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Learning ACT

Author : Steven Hayes
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The groundswell of interest in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. Whether you are new to the profession or an experienced clinician with an established career, seeking to incorporate ACT work into your practice, this book is an essential resource. ACT is both a unique approach and somewhat counterintuitive in its methods. Learning to “do ACT” well requires practice, patience, and good information. This book is a major contribution to ACT professional literature: a comprehensive, activity-based workbook that will help you understand and take advantage of ACT’s unique six process model, both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients. Learning ACT begins with an overview of the ACT model, outlining its theoretical and philosophical underpinnings. Next you will learn how to understand and make use of the six core ACT processes. In later chapters, you'll be introduced to the ACT approach to establishing an effective and powerful therapeutic relationship and learn to conceptualize cases from an ACT perspective. Throughout these chapters are numerous exercises to help you apply what you are learning in order to process the material at a deeper level. Unique to this volume is a DVD that includes role-played examples of the core ACT processes in action. Use this helpful addition to bring to life the concepts developed in the text. An invaluable aid to serious ACT study, the DVD can be reviewed often as you gain facility with the model.

Learning ACT for Group Treatment

Author : Darrah Westrup
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For many clients, group therapy is a more practical treatment option than one-on-one therapy sessions. The financial cost of group therapy is substantially less than individual therapy, and research shows it can be just as effective. However, group therapy also presents unique challenges, and is often more difficult to administer. That’s why professionals need a solid plan of action when using group therapy to treat clients. In recent years, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has gained immense popularity. Based in values, mindfulness, and committed action, this therapeutic model has proven successful in treating a number of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, eating disorders, trauma, and relationship problems. However, despite the popularity of this modality, there are very limited resources available when it comes to applying ACT in a group setting. Learning ACT for Group Treatment is a comprehensive, powerful manual for clinicians, therapists, and counselors looking to implement ACT in group therapy with clients. A composite of stand-alone sessions, the book provides detailed explanations of each of the core ACT processes, printable worksheets, tips on group session formatting, and a wide range of activities that foster willingness, cooperation, and connection among participants. In the book, professionals will see how the benefits of ACT can actually be enhanced in a group setting, particularly because there are more participants for ACT exercises. This leads to increased accountability among clients, and allows them to play both an active role and the role of the observer during treatment. The book also includes concrete tips for applying ACT to a number of treatment scenarios, including inpatient group therapy, partial hospitalization programs, outpatient programs, and community self-help groups. With detailed exercises and group activities, this book has everything therapists need to start using ACT in group settings right away.

ACT in Steps

Author : Michael P. Twohig
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"This book is a guide for new therapists on the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for any psychological disorder that involves some level of struggle with inner experiences, but it is not targeted to any particular diagnosis. It is suitable for graduate students who are seeing their first client, clinicians with years of experience who have never done ACT or are just learning about ACT, and anyone who is interested in applying ACT across a range of presentations. The book also includes exercises and worksheets that will continue to be useful for sessions after the therapist is competent in ACT. The chapters walk therapists through a recommended sequence of ACT sessions, including creative hopelessness, control as the problem, acceptance, defusion, mindfulness, values, and committed action, and provide accompanying materials for clients. It also provides information on assessment, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and intervention that therapists can use as a starting point for practicing ACT. The book is intended to serve as a more structured framework from which therapists can learn and experiment with ACT concepts as they begin to learn more about the therapy"--

ACT Verbatim for Depression and Anxiety

Author : Steven C. Hayes
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Copublished with Context Press 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

Acceptance Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post traumatic Stress Disorder Trauma related Problems

Author : Robyn D. Walser
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From two well-known psychologists, this indispensable resource for mental health professionals offers a practical, accessible and theoretically complete approach to using ACT to treat PTSD and acute trauma-related symptoms.

ACT Made Simple

Author : Russ Harris
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Explains the six ACT processes--cognitive fusion, acceptance, contact with the present moment, observing the self, discovering individual values, committed action--and how to implement them.

ACT Verbatim for Depression Anxiety

Author : Michael P. Twohig
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An invaluable aid for clinicians using the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model, ACT Verbatim offers transcripts of actual therapy sessions annotated by ACT cofounder Steven Hayes. The annotations coach therapists on how to work through the ACT core processes and how to deal with common situations encountered in therapy sessions

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author : Rachel MILLER
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Are you looking for a new kind of therapy for accepting yourself? Then keep reading... Burnt out...we reach this feeling of emptiness, finding we have lost ourselves in the process of life. Putting others before ourselves: family, coworkers, friends, students, and even strangers. All the while, we are asking ourselves if we are doing this right, and whether or not we are enough to achieve our goals and desires. The answer is simple: To be successful, you must first love yourself. Sounds counter-intuitive, since we have been taught to selfless, giving, and always considering others. You are about to learn multiple strategies to rewrite the story in your head. Learning and practicing self-love will allow you to continue to do what you want to do, but with more enthusiasm and gratitude, as well as fewer feelings of defeat. Those of us on this path have already started experiencing a kind of lightness because we are shrugging off the weight of too many high expectations. Many of these expectations are those we have placed on ourselves, myself included. Many expectations have also been adopted from childhood and cultural expectations. Once I became more self-aware, I was able to teach myself self-love, and you can do the same for yourself. You too can get your way to becoming a whole-hearted and confident human being. Notice that I am completely content with saying that I am still working on myself; I have not reached self-love Nirvana, but I am more connected with myself and inner peace than I have been in a long time. You do not have to be an expert at self-love to reap the benefits. The best gift you can give yourself, however, is by starting here. The tools you are about to obtain are so simple that you can use them in everyday life with little cost or dramatic change. The dramatic change is meant to happen inside of you. The more strategies you implement, the bigger the internal growth. This book covers the following topics: Dissemination of ACT Therapy What is ACT Therapy for? What Is The Goal Of Acceptance And Commitment Therapy? Key Concepts Of ACT Therapy The 3 Basic Points On Which ACT Therapy Is Based What Is The Best: ACT Or CBT? The Importance Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For ACT Therapy What is the ACT Model? What Is The First Step To Start Accepting Yourself? How To Increase Self-Esteem How To Build Your Inner Strength How To Develop Your Awareness Identify Your Values And Live Your Life Based On Them Define Your Goals ...And much more Practicing self-love is no longer just for professors, social workers, and rich people; it is beneficial for every human on this planet. You are about to discover why and how you can practice self-love, as a human who is deserving of reconnecting with their best self. I invite you to grab your favorite beverage (an act of self-care) and embark on the path of self-love by reading, learning, and practicing. Do you want to learn more? Don't wait anymore, press the BUY NOW button and get started.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples

Author : Avigail Lev
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Relationships take work. In this much-anticipated book, best-selling author Matthew McKay and psychologist Avigail Lev present the ten most common relationship schemas, and provide an evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) treatment protocol for professionals to help clients overcome the barriers that hold them back in their relationships. Romantic relationships are a huge challenge for many of us, as evidenced by our high divorce rates. But what is it that causes so much pain and discord in many relationships? In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples, Matthew McKay and Avigail Lev provide the first ACT-based treatment protocol for couples that identifies the ten most common relationship schemas—and the coping behaviors they drive—to help you guide clients through their pain and toward solutions that reflect the needs and values of the couple. Rather than working to stop relationship schemas from being triggered or to reduce schema pain, you’ll be able to help your clients observe and name what triggers their rigid coping behaviors when their schemas are activated. And by learning new skills when they’re triggered, your clients will be able to replace avoidant and coping behaviors with values-based action for the betterment of the relationship. By making your clients’ avoidant behavior the target of treatment— as opposed to their thoughts and beliefs—this skills-based guide provides the tools you need to help your clients change how they respond to their partner.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author : Rachel Davidson Miller
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Are you looking for a new kind of therapy for accepting yourself? Then keep reading... Burnt out...we reach this feeling of emptiness, finding we have lost ourselves in the process of life. Putting others before ourselves: family, coworkers, friends, students, and even strangers. All the while, we are asking ourselves if we are doing this right, and whether or not we are enough to achieve our goals and desires. The answer is simple: To be successful, you must first love yourself. Sounds counter-intuitive, since we have been taught to selfless, giving, and always considering others. You are about to learn multiple strategies to rewrite the story in your head. Learning and practicing self-love will allow you to continue to do what you want to do, but with more enthusiasm and gratitude, as well as fewer feelings of defeat. Those of us on this path have already started experiencing a kind of lightness because we are shrugging off the weight of too many high expectations. Many of these expectations are those we have placed on ourselves, myself included. Many expectations have also been adopted from childhood and cultural expectations. Once I became more self-aware, I was able to teach myself self-love, and you can do the same for yourself. You too can get your way to becoming a whole-hearted and confident human being. Notice that I am completely content with saying that I am still working on myself; I have not reached self-love Nirvana, but I am more connected with myself and inner peace than I have been in a long time. You do not have to be an expert at self-love to reap the benefits. The best gift you can give yourself, however, is by starting here. The tools you are about to obtain are so simple that you can use them in everyday life with little cost or dramatic change. The dramatic change is meant to happen inside of you. The more strategies you implement, the bigger the internal growth. This book covers the following topics: Dissemination of ACT Therapy What is ACT Therapy for? What Is The Goal Of Acceptance And Commitment Therapy? Key Concepts Of ACT Therapy The 3 Basic Points On Which ACT Therapy Is Based What Is The Best: ACT Or CBT? The Importance Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For ACT Therapy What is the ACT Model? What Is The First Step To Start Accepting Yourself? How To Increase Self-Esteem How To Build Your Inner Strength How To Develop Your Awareness Identify Your Values And Live Your Life Based On Them Define Your Goals ...And much more Practicing self-love is no longer just for professors, social workers, and rich people; it is beneficial for every human on this planet. You are about to discover why and how you can practice self-love, as a human who is deserving of reconnecting with their best self. I invite you to grab your favorite beverage (an act of self-care) and embark on the path of self-love by reading, learning, and practicing. Do you want to learn more? Don't wait anymore, press the BUY NOW button and get started.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Author : Georg H. Eifert
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A Revolutionary Approach to Treating Anxiety Disorders This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods into a powerful and effective anxiety treatment approach. It offers strategies that work to remove barriers to change and foster meaningful movement forward. Theoretical information in the book is supported by detailed examples of individual therapy sessions, worksheets, and experiential exercises-as well as new assessment measures that make learning and teaching these techniques easy and engaging. The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes easily reproducible electronic versions of these materials.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Second Edition

Author : Steven C. Hayes
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Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has come into its own as a widely practiced approach to helping people change. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT--from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques--written by its originators. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of a wide range of clinical problems. The authors describe effective, innovative ways to cultivate psychological flexibility by detecting and targeting six key processes: defusion, acceptance, attention to the present moment, self-awareness, values, and committed action. Sample therapeutic exercises and patient-therapist dialogues are integrated throughout. New to This Edition *Reflects tremendous advances in ACT clinical applications, theory building, and research. *Psychological flexibility is now the central organizing focus. *Expanded coverage of mindfulness, the therapeutic relationship, relational learning, and case formulation. *Restructured to be more clinician friendly and accessible; focuses on the moment-by-moment process of therapy.

Learning to Thrive

Author : Giulia Suro, Ph.D.
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It's time to ACT--Acceptance and Commitment Therapy made simple. Now Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be easy. Learning to Thrive simplifies this ordinarily complex self-acceptance therapy and helps you apply its action-oriented principles directly to different aspects of your life. Filled with straightforward and intuitive exercises, Learning to Thrive: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook helps you stop thinking of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions as negative and start learning to understand and relate to them in a new way--so you can make meaningful changes to your life. Whether you're looking for ways to improve your personal life, work, or health, you'll find the tools and insights that can help you do it. It's time to get unstuck and start thriving! This Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workbook includes: A practical approach--Understand (and accept) yourself using a workbook that gives you the tools you need to make real, impactful changes. Solutions for everyday concerns--Apply the lessons of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to specific parts of your life thanks to chapters focused around family, wellness, personal growth, and more. ACT made easy--Keep things simple with techniques written specifically for people new to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy--no psych textbooks needed. Discover how you can truly accept yourself and bring positive change to your life with Learning to Thrive: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook.

ACT for Clergy and Pastoral Counselors

Author : Jason A. Nieuwsma
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For the first time ever, three pioneers in the field of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) present an edited volume that outlines how the core ACT processes can be applied to religious and spiritual care approaches. If you are a clergy leader or pastoral counselor, people struggling with difficult situations or life traumas frequently turn to you for guidance. And while you’re passionate about helping, you may be unprepared for counseling people with certain mental health challenges. On the other hand, if you are a psychotherapist, you may need guidance in supporting your client’s religious belief system in therapy. In either case, this book presents a powerful road map to help you provide the best care. In this book, you’ll find a complete overview of ACT, as well as strategies for integrating ACT and issues related to spirituality. You’ll also learn how the core processes of ACT—such as commitment to change and values-based living—can be seamlessly tied into spiritual and religious counseling, no matter your faith or therapeutic background. By teaching you how to fuse conceptual psychological and spiritual principles, this book will provide you with the tools needed to enhance your counseling skill set.

ACT for Adolescents

Author : Sheri L. Turrell
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In this much-needed guide, a clinical psychologist and a social worker provide a flexible, ten-week protocol based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help adolescents overcome mental health hurdles and thrive. If you’re a clinician working with adolescents, you understand the challenges this population faces. But sometimes it can be difficult to establish connection in therapy. To help, ACT for Adolescents offers the first effective professional protocol for facilitating ACT with adolescents in individual therapy, along with modifications for a group setting. In this book, you’ll find invaluable strategies for connecting meaningfully with your client in session, while at the same time arriving quickly and safely to the clinical issues your client is facing. You’ll also find an overview of the core processes of ACT so you can introduce mindfulness into each session and help your client choose values-based action. Using the protocol outlined in this book, you’ll be able to help your client overcome a number of mental health challenges from depression and anxiety to eating disorders and trauma. If you work with adolescent clients, the powerful and effective step-by-step exercises in this book are tailored especially for you. This is a must-have addition to your professional library. This book includes audio downloads.

Learning RFT

Author : Niklas Törneke
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Relational frame theory, or RFT, is the little-understood behavioral theory behind a recent development in modern psychology: the shift from the cognitive paradigm underpinning cognitive behavioral therapy to a new understanding of language and cognition. Learning RFT presents a basic yet comprehensive introduction to this fascinating theory, which forms the basis of acceptance and commitment therapy. The book also offers practical guidance for directly applying it in clinical work. In the book, author Niklas Törneke presents the building blocks of RFT: language as a particular kind of relating, derived stimulus relations, and transformation of stimulus functions. He then shows how these concepts are essential to understanding acceptance and commitment therapy and other therapeutic models. Learning RFT shows how to use experiential exercises and metaphors in psychological treatment and explains how they can help your clients. This book belongs on the bookshelves of psychologists, psychotherapists, students, and others seeking to deepen their understanding of psychological treatment from a behavioral perspective.

Experiencing ACT from the Inside Out

Author : Dennis Tirch
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"This book invites therapists to enhance their effectiveness "from the inside out" using self-practice/self-reflection. It leads therapists through a structured three-stage process of focusing on a personal or professional issue they want to change, practicing therapeutic techniques on themselves (self-practice), and reflecting on the experience (self-reflection). Research supports the unique benefits of SP/SR for providing insights and skills not readily available through more conventional training procedures. The approach is suitable for therapists at all levels of experience, from trainees to experienced supervisors"--

Mindfulness for Two

Author : Kelly G. Wilson
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While most applications of mindfulness to clinical psychotherapy come from the Buddhist tradition of formal meditation practice, the approach presented in this volume comes from a very different place: from author Kelly Wilson's self-confessed inability to listen and pay attention to his clients. Wilson, one of the central figures in the exciting field of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), discovered early in his career as a therapist that his attention lapsed in therapy sessions, leaving his clients telling their troubles to someone who, for all intents and purposes, wasn't even in the room. Wilson resolved to correct this problem and made a personal commitment to remain present for his clients, to "show up" to whatever they brought to their sessions, no matter how painful, awkward, or even boring. In the process of figuring out how to accomplish this, he also observed a variety of ways in which clients themselves passed in and out of contact with the present moment, with significant consequences upon the degree to which they could effect behavior change during their sessions. This book sets forth, for the first time, Wilson's analysis of mindfulness processes as a central theme in the workings of ACT and develops an experiential technology that therapists can use both to improve their effectiveness in the therapy room and to facilitate positive change in their clients.The book includes a DVD with more than five hours of QuickTime video that shows client-therapist interactions, which illustrate the techniques presented in the book -- some that feature Kelly Wilson himself working with clients. Practicing therapists will find this volume and video to be a close second to actually attending one of Wilson's highly sought-after experiential workshops.