Agoraphobia

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An ACT protocol designed for use with agoraphobia.

Experimental tests to date:

Hayes, S. C., Wilson, K. G., Afari, N., & McCurry, S. (November 1990). The use of Acceptance and Commitment therapy in the treatment of agoraphobia. Paper presented at meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, San Francisco.

This is a very early anxiety protocol, written about 18 years ago. There has been a lot of work since on ACT for anxiety and though it is still recognizably the same kind of protocol, it has gotten better as we've gone along. For an excellent and detailed ACT anxiety protocol see the book by Eifert and Forsyth, 2005. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for anxiety disorders. Oakland: New Harbinger.

For further information contact: Steve Hayes (hayes@unr.edu), Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557-0062.