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Author Hayes, Steven C.

Title Acceptance and commitment therapy : the process and practice of mindful change / Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl, Kelly G. Wilson.

Imprint New York : Guilford Press, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.891425 H329a 2012    ---  Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xiv, 402 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Foundations and the model. The dilemma of human suffering -- The foundations of ACT: taking a functional contextual approach -- Psychology flexibility as a unified model of human functioning -- pt. 2. Functional analysis and approach to intervention. Case formulation: listening with ACT ears, seeing with ACT eyes / with Emily K. Sandoz -- The therapeutic relationship in ACT -- Creating a context for change: mind versus experience -- pt. 3. Core clinical processes. Present-moment awareness / with Emily K. Sandoz -- Dimensions of self -- Defusion -- Acceptance -- Connecting with values -- Committed action -- pt. 4. Building a progressive scientific approach. Contextual behavioral science and the future of ACT.
Summary Since the initial 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, written by its originators. Reflecting tremendous advances in clinical applications, theory building, and research, the second edition has been restructured to be more clinician friendly and accessible, with a central focus on cultivating psychological flexibility. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of depression, anxiety, and many other forms of suffering. It seeks to help patients overcome excessive reliance on a problem-solving mode of mind and to facilitate a more open, centered, and engaged approach to living. The authors describe effective, innovative ways to nurture psychological flexibility by detecting and targeting six key processes: defusion, acceptance, attention to the present moment, perspective taking, values, and committed action. Sample therapeutic exercises and patient-therapist dialogues are integrated throughout. With heightened attention to the moment-by-moment process of therapy, the second edition features expanded coverage of mindfulness, the therapeutic relationship, relational learning, case formulation, and the connections between ACT and cognitive-behavioral therapy. The book also explains the research framework underlying the ongoing development of ACT and looks at where the science may be heading in the future.
Subject Acceptance and commitment therapy.
Values clarification.
Language and emotions.
Cognitive Therapy -- methods.
Mental Processes.
Self Concept.
Acceptance and commitment therapy. (OCoLC)fst01739189
Language and emotions. (OCoLC)fst00992149
Values clarification. (OCoLC)fst01163930
Added Author Strosahl, Kirk, 1950-
Wilson, Kelly G.
ISBN 9781609189624 (hardcover)
1609189620 (hardcover)

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