Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author(s) : Steven C. Hayes

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : American Psychological Association
  • Published : January 2012
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 168
  • Category :
    Mindfulness
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 35134
  • ISBN 13 : 9781433811531
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433811

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness processes, and commitment and behavior change processes to produce psychological flexibility. Steven C. Hayes, who helped develop ACT, and co-author Jason Lillis provide an overview of ACT's main influences and its basic principles.

In this succinct and understandable survey, the authors show how ACT illuminates the ways that language encourages unhelpful skirmishing in clients' psychic lives, and how to use ACT to help clients accept private experiences, become more mindful of thoughts, develop greater clarity about personal values, and commit to needed behavior change.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy examines the therapy's history and process, evaluates the therapy's evidence base and effectiveness, and suggests future directions in the therapy's development.

About the Author(s)

Steven C. Hayes, PhD is Nevada Foundation Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been president of multiple scientific and professional societies, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. His work has been recognized by the Impact of Science on Application Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ABCT, among other awards. The author of more than 540 scientific articles, he has focused his career on understanding human language and cognition and applying this understanding to the alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of human welfare.

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