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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change

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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

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Hardcover, Second Edition, 402 pages
Published September 28th 2011 by The Guilford Press
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Morgan Blackledge
Oct 26, 2013 Morgan Blackledge rated it really liked it
ACT/RFT is revolutionary. It's literally a miracle as far as I'm concerned. The model essentially distills the finest features if the eastern contemplative traditions and practices and integrates them with applied behavior analysis, humanistic psychology, existential orientations such as logo therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral approaches. The end product is a humane, rational, evidenced based approach that reaches far beyond the scope of traditional psychotherapy.

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Nikki Morse
Apr 11, 2013 Nikki Morse rated it really liked it
Too much long-winded theory! But Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a fascinating approach to behavioral change that dovetails nicely with vipassana meditation. It comes across as heavy handed and top-down, but provides a lot of tools for understanding.
Karate1kid
Sep 11, 2013 Karate1kid rated it really liked it
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I believe that ACT is the most effective psychological treatment available today, so you've got to give the authors credit for its development. But the book is not written well, and I don't recommend it as a first introduction to ACT even if you are a researcher. The organization into chapters and topics is good, but the writing is unbelievably bad with disjointed sentences that will throw you off the path if you don't already know what to expect. I hope they'll get a better editor for the third ...more
Verónica Valenzuela
Apr 05, 2013 Verónica Valenzuela rated it it was ok
This is important reading for counselor a interested in mindfulness focused therapy. But this book is not an easy or necessarily enjoyable read which is unfortunate.
Shyra Jones
Mar 12, 2015 Shyra Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In The Moment

I learned a lot about the practice of this therapy. I was able to use what I learned immediately. Good stuff.
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I love doing ACT. I find it tremendously powerful. As with the workbook, I wish that the brilliant, brilliant Steven Hayes were a bit more concise.
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Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of thirty-four books and more than 470 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and cofounded ACT, a powerful therapy method that is useful in a wide variety of areas. Hayes has been president of several scientific s ...more
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