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Author Bach, Patricia A.
Title ACT in Practice : Case Conceptualization in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy / Patricia A. Bach, Daniel J. Moran.
Imprint Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger Publications, ©2008.

Author Bach, Patricia A.
Subject Acceptance and commitment therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- methods.
Adaptation, Psychological.
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Patient Participation.
Self Concept.
Treatment Outcome.
Alt Name Moran, Daniel J.
Add Title Acceptance and commitment therapy in practice
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 334 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-323) and index.
Contents An orientation to ACT -- Clinical behavior analysis and the three waves of behavior therapy -- Functional analysis and ACT assessment -- Relational frame theory -- What is case conceptualization? -- Conceptualizing functionally -- Contacting the present moment and perspective taking -- Values, commitment, and behavior change processes -- Acceptance processes -- Creative hopelessness : when the solution is the problem -- Bringing mindfulness to clinical work -- Values work -- Defusion and deliteralization -- Willingness -- Acceptance and change -- Pulling it all together -- Epilogue : saying good-bye to Shandra and Rick.
Summary Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is more than just a set of techniques for structuring psychotherapeutic treatment; it also offers a new, insightful, transdiagnostic approach to case conceptualization and to mental health in general. Learn to put this popular new psychotherapeutic model to work in your practice with this book, the first guide that explains how to do case conceptualization within an ACT framework. ACT in Practice offers an introduction to ACT, an overview of its impact, and a brief introduction to the six core processes of ACT treatment--the six points of the hexaflex model and its pathological alter ego, the so-called inflexahex. It describes how to accomplish case conceptualizations in general and offers précis of the literature that establish the importance and value of case conceptualization. This guide also offers possible alternative case conceptualization for cases from different therapeutic traditions, a great help to therapists who come from a more traditional CBT background. Exercises throughout help you to evaluate the information you have just learned so that you may effectively integrate ACT into your practice.
ISBN 9781608826292 (electronic bk.)
1608826295 (electronic bk.)
9781608826308 (electronic bk.)
1608826309 (electronic bk.)
157224478X (hardback alk. paper)
OCLC # 774288830
Additional Format Print version: Bach, Patricia A. ACT in practice. Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger Publications, ©2008 (DLC) 2008002065

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