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If you want to learn about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, then keep reading...
This book offers a practical overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Specific techniques for specific applications are given. ACT as it has been implemented for several disorders and problem behaviors is described. You'll learn how ACT has successfully been used or may be used to treat psychological disorders: post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse (nicotine among the substances), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Its applications regarding the management of chronic pain are also exposed. This book also covers problem behaviors related to aggression, especially partner aggression, and manifestations of workplace stress. You will also learn how ACT can serve to assist in weight loss and weight management.
In the course of this overview, many research projects in which ACT is used for treating various serious conditions are described and the outcomes provided.
Techniques are explored in detail: techniques employed and invented in certain projects and tried and true activities used over the years. Some general mindfulness techniques for managing everyday experiences of daily life are provided, as well as specific techniques to address anxiety, acute stress, substance use, obsessions and compulsions, etc.
Whether you are thinking about undergoing treatment or you are a therapist developing your repertoire of methods and refining your approach to providing therapy, this guide is sure to help.
Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover:
- What is ACT?
- The Six Core Processes of ACT
- ACT Case Formulation
- Treating Depression with ACT
- Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with ACT
- How to Treat OCD with ACT
- Treating Anxiety with ACT
- Treating Substance Abuse and Addictions with ACT
- Treating Aggressive Behavior with ACT
- Treating Chronic Pain with ACT
- Monitoring Weight Loss with ACT
- Treating Stress with ACT
- Stopping the Habit of Smoking with ACT
- Treating Diabetes with ACT
- Mindfulness Exercises and Tips
- Comparing ACT with CBT
- Comparing ACT with DBT
- ACT Training Opportunities and Other Resources
- And much, much more