ACT Randomized Controlled Trials since 1986

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Last updated: August 2016
 

The following information will be provided about each study:

Trial area (e.g. Anxiety). Trial conditions (e.g. ACT v CBT). Total number of subjects (e.g. N=48).
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In Press

 

171. Post-psychotic depression. ACT + TAU vs. TAU, N = 29.
Gumley, A., White, R., Briggs, A., Ford, I., Barry, S., Stewart, C., Beedie, S., McTaggart, J., Clarke, C., MacLeod, R., Lidstone, E., Salgado Riveros, B., Young, R., & McLeod, H. (in press). A parallel group randomised open blinded evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression after psychosis: Pilot trial outcomes (ADAPT). Schizophrenia Research. Behavior Therapy, 47, 444-459.
DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.11.026
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2016

170. Depression is soldiers. ACT vs. Wait list, N = 40.

Shekari , H. R., Dabbaghi, P., Dowran, B., & Taghva, A. (2016). Effectiveness of group training of acceptance and commitment therapy on depression symptoms in soldiers. Ebnesia, 18(2), 19-25. 
 

169. Chronic Pain. Individual ACT vs. Group ACT, N = 48.
Kanstrup, M., Wicksell, R.K., Kemani, M., Lipsker, C.W., Lekander, M., & Holmström, L. (2016). A clinical pilot study of individual and group treatment for adolescents with chronic pain and their parents: Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on functioning. Children, 3, 30..
DOI: 10.3390/children3040030
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168. Psychosis. ACT vs. Befriending, N = 96.
Shawyer, F., Farhall, J., Thomas, N., Hayes, S.C., Gallop, R., Copolov, D., & Castle, D.J. (2016). A randomised controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, bjp.bp.116.182865.
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.182865
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167. Anxiety, ACT vs. No Treatment.
Sirous, J.Z., Moloud, K., Esmaeili, C.N., & Maryam, A. (2016). The effectiveness of training Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on conference anxiety reduction in classroom among female students of Saveh, Iran. International Journal of Research in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, 4, 11-19.

166. Public speaking anxiety. Acceptance-based behavioral treatment vs. CBT, N = 21.
Glassman, L.H., Forman, E.M., Herbert, J.D., Bradley, L.E., Foster, E.E., Izzetoglu, M., & Ruocco, A.C. (2016). The effects of a brief acceptance-based behavioral treatment versus traditional cognitive-behavioral treatment for public speaking anxiety.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445516629939
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165. Cancer. ACT vs. CBT, N = 36.
Abad, A.N.S., Bakhtiari, M., Kashani, F.L., & Habibi, M. (2016). The comparison of effectiveness of treatment based on Acceptance and Commtment with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in reduction of stress and anxiety in cancer patients. International Journal of Cancer Research and Prevention, 9, 229-246.
 

164. Stigma. ACT vs. Education, N = 152.
Kenny, A., & Bizumic, B. (2016). Learn and ACT: Changing prejudice towards people with mental illness using stigma reduction interventions. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5, 178-185.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.06.004
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163. Weight Loss. Acceptance-based Behavioral Intervention vs. Standard Behavioral Intervention, N = 162.
Lillis, J., Niemeier, H.M., Thomas, J.G., Unick, J., Ross, K.M., Leahey, T.M., Kendra, K.E., Dorfman, L., & Wing, R.R. (2016). A randomized trial of an acceptance-based behavioral intervention for weight loss in people with high internal disinhibition. Obesity, 24, 2509-2514.
DOI: 10.1002/oby.21680
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162. Obesity. ACT vs. No treatment, N=30.
Fard, F.D., Mehrabian, B., Boroon, Z., Ghaderi, M., Yousefi, S., & Lory, S.S. (2016). The effectiveness of Acceptance nand Commitment THerapy on reduction of obesity and body image. Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, 85, 1571-1577.
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161. Adolescent Orthodontics. ACT vs. TAU, N = 400.
Gang, L., Yan, Y., Lijuan, S., Lina, Z., Lin, X., & You, H. (2016). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention Adolescent Orthodontic Compliance. Chinese Medicine Innovation, 13, 16-19.
DOI: 10.3969 / j.issn.1674-4985.2016.30.004
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160. Multiple Sclerosis. ACT vs. Waitlist, N = 30.
Yazdanbakhsh, K., Kaboudi, M., Roghanchi, M., Dehghan, F., & Nooripour, R. (2016). The effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on psychological adaptation in women with MS. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 8, 2767-2777.
DOI: 10.4314/jfas.v8i3s.368
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159. Opiate abuse. ACT vs. 12-step vs. methadone maintenance, N = 60.

Azkhosh, M., Farhoudianm, A., Saadati, H., Shoaee, F., & Lashani, L. (2016). Comparing Acceptance and Commitment Group Therapy and 12-steps Narcotics Anonymous in addict's rehabilitation process: A randomized controlled trial. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, 11, 244-249.
 

158. Type 2 Diabetes. Group based ACT + education vs. education, N = 53.
Shayeghian, Z., Hassanabadi, H., Aguilar-Vafaie, M.E., & Amiri, P. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for type 2 diabetes management: The moderating role of coping styles. PLoS ONE, 11, e0166599. 
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166599
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157. Burnout in nursing settings. ACT vs. Waitlist, N = 30.
Abdolmajid, B., Sajad, K., Abbas, M.A. (2016). The efficacy of group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-based training on burnout in nurses. Police Medicine, 5, 143-152.

156. Anxiety. ACT self-help workbook vs. Waitlist. N=503.
Ritzert, T. R., Forsyth, J. P., Sheppard, S. C., Boswell, J. F., Berghoff, C. R. & Eifert, G. H. (2016). Evaluating the effectiveness of ACT for anxiety disorders in a self-help context: Outcomes from a randomized wait-list controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 47, 444-459.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.03.001
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155. Obesity. ACT-based behavior therapy vs standard CBT treatment. N = 190

Forman, E. M., Butryn, M. L., Manasse, S. M., Crosby, R. D., Goldstein, S. P., Wyckoff, E. P. & Thomas, J. G. (2016). Acceptance-based versus standard behavioral treatment for obesity: Results from the mind your health randomized controlled trial. Obesity, 24, 2050–2056. doi:10.1002/oby.21601

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154. By:Ivanova, E Yaakoba-Zohar, N Jensen, D Cassoff, J Knauper, B. (2016), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Implementation Intentions Increase Exercise Enjoyment and Long-Term Exercise Behavior Among Low-Active Women. Current Psychology, 35, 108-114.

DOI: 10.1007/s12144-015-9349-3
 

153. Levin, M. E., Haeger, J., Pierce, B. G. & Twohig, M. P. (2016). Web-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Mental Health Problems in College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Behavior Modification. 

DOI: 10.1177/0145445516659645

152. Savvides, S.N. & Karekla, M. (2015). Evaluating an acceptance and commitment therapy internet-based intervention for smoking cessation in young adults. The European Health Psychologist, 17, (Supp).

151. Tyrberg, M. J., Carlbring, P., & Lundgren, T. (in press).Brief acceptance and commitment therapy for psychotic inpatients: A randomized controlled feasibility trial in Sweden. Nordic Psychology. DOI:10.1080/19012276.2016.1198271

150. Osteoarthritis. ACT vs TAU. N = 31

Clarke, S. P. Poulis, N., Moreton, B. J., Walsh, D. A. & Lincoln, N. B.  (2016). Evaluation of a group acceptance commitment therapy intervention for people with knee or hip osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized controlled trial
Disability and Rehabilitation
doi: 10.3109/09638288.2016.1160295

149. Prevention. ACT website vs Health Education website. N = 234.

Levin, M. E., Hayes, S. C., Pistorello, J.,  & Seeley, J. R. (2016). Web-Based Self-Help for Preventing Mental Health Problems in Universities: Comparing Acceptance and Commitment Training to Mental Health Education. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72, 207-225.

DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22254

 

148. Pornography. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=26.
Crosby, J. M., & Twohig, M. P. (2016). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for problematic internet pronography use: A Randomized trial. Behavior Therapy, 47, 355-366. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.02.001
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147.  Substance Abuse. ACT vs. TAU. N=30.
Azadeh, S. M., Kazemi-Zahrani, H., & Besharat, M. A. (2016). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on interpersonal problems and psychological flexibility in female high school students with social anxiety disorder. Global Journal of Health Science, 8, 131-138.
DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v8n3p131
Full Text: ACBS Website

146-B. Depression. ACT vs. Expressive Writing vs. Waitlist. N=236.
Pots, W. T. M., Trompetter, H. R., Schreurs, K. M. G., & Bohlmeijer, E. T. (2016). How and for whom does web-based acceptance and commitment therapy work? Mediation and moderation analyses of web-based ACT for depressive symptoms. BMC Psychiatry, 16, 158.
DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-0841-6
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146-a. Depression. ACT vs. Expressive writing. N=236.
Pots, W. T. M., Fledderus, M., Meulenbeek, P. A. M., ten Klooster, P. M., Schreurs, K. M. G., & Bohlmeijer, E. T. (2016). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a web-based intervention for depressive symptomatology: Randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 208, 69-77.
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.146068
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145. Quality of Life. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=68.
Räsänen, P., Lappalainen, P., Muotka, J., & Lappalainen, R. (2016) An online guided ACT intervention for enhancing the psychological wellbeing of university students: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 78, 30–42.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2016.01.001
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144. Anxiety. ACT-G vs. Waitlist. N=126.
Eilenberg, T., Fink, P., Jensen, J. S., Rief, W., & Frostholm, L. (2016). Acceptance and commitment group therapy (ACT-G) for health anxiety: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 46, 103-115.
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291715001579
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143. Anxiety.  ACT vs. CBT vs. Waitlist. N=193.
Hancock, K. M., Swain, J., Hainsworth, C. J., Dixon, A. L., Koo, S., & Munro, K. (2016). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus Cognitive Behavior Therapy for children with anxiety: Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-16.
DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1110822
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142. Exercise. ACT + Music vs. Music. N=39.
Ivanova, E., Jensen, D., Cassoff, J., Gu, F., & Knauper, B., (2016). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy improves exercise tolerance in sedentary women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47, 1251-1258.
DOI: 10.1007/s12144-015-9349-3
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2015

141. Anxiety in cancer patients. ACT vs Wait list. N = 30

Mojtabaie, M., & Gholamhosseini, S. (2015). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to reduce the symptoms of anxiety in women with breast cancer. Journal of Social Issues & Humanities, 3.
 

140. Exercise. ACT + Feedback vs. Feedback. N=138.
Kangasniemi, A. M., Lappalainen, R., Kankaanpaa, A., Tolvanen, A., & Tammelin, T. (2015). Towards a physically more active lifestyle based on one's own values: The results of a randomized controlled trial among physically inactive adults. BMC Public Health, 15, 260.
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1604-x
Full Text: ACBS Website

139. Depression. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=57.
Kohtala, A., Lappalainen, R., Savonen, L., Timo, E., & Tolvanen, A. (2015). A four-session Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based intervention for depressive symptoms delivered by masters degree level psychology students: A preliminary study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 360-373.
DOI: 10.1017/S1352465813000969
Full Text: ACBS Website

138. Exercise. ACT + Walking vs. Walking. N=59.
Moffitt, R. & Mohr, P. (2015). The efficacy of a self-managed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy intervention DVD for physical activity initiation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 115-129.
DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12098
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137. Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=43.
Gloster, A. T., Sonntag, R., Hoyer, J., Meyer, A. H., Heinze, S., Ströhle, A., . . . Wittchen, H. U. (2015). Treating treatment-resistant patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia using psychotherapy: A randomized controlled switching trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84, 100-109.
DOI: 10.1159/000370162
Full Text: ACBS Website

136. Various. ACT + Education vs. TAU. N=40.
Dindo, L., Marchman, J., Gindese, H., & Fiedorowicz, J. G. (2015). A brief behavioral intervention targeting mental health risk factors for vascular disease: A pilot study. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, 84, 183–185.
doi: 10.1159/000371495
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135. Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=60.
Davies, C. D., Niles, A. N., Pittig, A., Arch, J. J. & Craske, M. G. (2015). Physiological and behavioral indices of emotion dysregulation as predictors of outcome from cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 35-43.
doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2014.08.002
Full Text: ACBS Website

134. Aggression. ACT vs. Support-and-discussion. N=101.
Zarling, A., Lawrence, E., & Marchman, J. (2015). A randomized controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for aggressive behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 199-212.
DOI: 10.1037/a0037946
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133. Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Shahab, M. (2015) The Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Reducing the Anxiety of Female Teenagers of Tehran City. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 2.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website

132. Various. ACT vs. CBT. N=135.
Losada, A., Marquez-Gonzalez, M., Romero-Moreno, R., Mausbach, B. T., Lopez, J., Fernandez-Fernandez, V., & Nogales-Gonzalez, C. (2015). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) versus Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for dementia family caregivers with significant depressive symptoms: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 760-772.
DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000028
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131. Pain. ACT vs. Expressive writing vs. Waitlist. N=82.
Trompetter, H. R., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Veehof, M. M., & Schreurs, K. M. G. (2015). Internet-based guided self-help intervention for chronic pain based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 66-80.
DOI: 10.1007/s10865-014-9579-0
Full Text: ACBS Website

130. Various. ACT vs. Individual support. N=66 / N=32.
Livheim, F., Hayes, L., Ghaderi, A., Magnusdottir, T., Högfeldt, A., Rowse, J., Turner, S., Hayes, S. C. & Tengström, A. (2015). The effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for adolescent mental health: Swedish and Australian pilot outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-9912-9
Full Text: ACBS Website 

129. Stigma. ACT vs. DBT. N=100.
Clarke, S., Taylor, G., Bolderston, H., Lancaster, J., & Remington, B. (2015). Ameliorating patient stigma amongst staff working with personality disorder: Randomized controlled trial of self-management versus skills training. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 692-704.
DOI: 10.1017/S1352465814000320
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128. Pain. ACT vs. Support. N=101.
Alonso-Fernández, M., López-López, A., Losada, A., González, J. L, & Wetherell, J. L. (2015). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and selective optimization with compensation for institutionalized older people with chronic pain. Pain Medicine.
DOI: 10.1111/pme.12885
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127. Pain. ACT vs TAU. N=30.
Nasiri, A., & Kazemi-Zahrani, H. (2015). The effectiveness of group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on pain intensity, pain catastrophizing and pain-associated anxiety in patients with chronic pain. Asian Social Science, 11, 112-120.
DOI: 10.5539/ass.v11n26p112
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126. Depression. ACT vs wait list. N = 39.
Lappalainen P., Langrial S., Oinas-Kukkonen H., Tolvanen A., & Lappalainen R. (2015). Web-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depressive symptoms with minimal support: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Modification, 39, 805-834.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445515598142
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125. Parenting. ACT + Stepping Stones Triple P vs. TAU. N=59.
Brown, F. L., Whittingham, K., Boyd, R. N., McKinlay, L., & Sofronoff, K. (2015). Does Stepping Stones Triple P plus Acceptance and Commitment Therapy improve parent, couple, and family adjustment following paediatric acquired brain injury? A randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 73, 58-66.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.07.001
Full Text: ACBS Website

124. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=32.
George, B. (2015). Efficacy of acceptance and mindful based relapse prevention program on emotion regulation difficulty among alcoholics in Kerala, India. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Dependence, 3:205.
DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000205
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123. Pain. ACT vs. Applied relaxation. N=60.
Kemani, M. K., Olsson, G. L., Lekander, M., Hesser, H., Andersson, E., & Wicksell, R. K. (2015). Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and applied relaxation for longstanding pain: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31, 1004-1016.
DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000203
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122. Substance Abuse. ACT + TAU vs. TAU. N=52.
Thekiso, B., Murphy, P., Milnes. J., Lambe, K., Curtin, A., & Farren, C. K. (2015). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the treatment of alcohol use disorder and comorbid affective disorder: A pilot matched control trial. Behavior Therapy, 46, 717-728.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2015.05.005
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121. Procrastination. ACT vs. CBT vs. Waitlist. N=60.
Wang, S., Zhou, Y., Yu, S., Ran, L., Liu, X., & Chen, Y. (2015). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy as treatments for academic procrastination: A randomized controlled group session. Research on Social Work Practice, 1-11.
DOI: 10.1177/1049731515577890
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120. Stress. ACT vs. Reflection seminars. N=113.
Frögéli, E., Djordjevic, A., Rudman, A., Livheim, F., & Gustavsson, P. (2015). A randomized controlled pilot trial of acceptance and commitment training (ACT) for preventing stress-related ill health among future nurses. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 29, 202-218.
DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2015.1025765
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119. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=68.  
Pülschen, S., & Pülschen, D. (2015). Preparation for teacher collaboration in inclusive classrooms – Stress reduction for special education students via Acceptance and Commitment Training: A controlled study. Journal of Molecular Psychiatry, 3, 8.
DOI: 10.1186/s40303-015-0015-3
Full Text: ACBS Website

118. Various. ACT + Behavioral activation vs. TAU + Enhanced assessment and monitoring. N=13.
Gaudiano, B. A., Busch, A. M., Wenze, S. J., Nowlan, K., Epstein-Lubow, G., & Miller, I. W. (2015). Acceptance-based behavior therapy for depression with psychosis: Results from a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 21, 320–333. 
DOI: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000092
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117. Weight Loss. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Nourian, L. & Aghaei, A. (2015). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the body mass index in women afflicted with obesity. Iranian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 3, 11-20.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website [Manuscript not in English]

 

2014

 

116. Social anxiety. ACT vs waitlist. N = 18.

Yadegari, L., Hashemiyan, K., & Abolmaali, K. (2014). Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on young people with social anxiety. International Journal of Scientific Research in Knowledge, 2(8), 395-403.

doi: 10.12983/ijsrk-2014-p0395-0403

115. Social phobia. ACT vs Waitlist. N = 34.

Molavi, P., Mikaeili, N., Rahimi, N., & Mehri, S. (2014). The effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based on reducing anxiety and depression in students with social phobia. Journal of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, 14 (4), 412- 423.  

 

114. Fibromyalgia. ACT vs medications vs wait list. N = 156

Luciano, J. V. et al (2014). Effectiveness of group acceptance and commitment therapy for fibromyalgia: A 6-month randomized controlled trial (EFFIGACT study). Pain, 155, 693-702.

DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.12.029

 

113. Social anxiety in the learning disabled. ACT vs no treatment. N = 40.

Rostami, M., Veisi, N, Dehkordi, F. J., & Alkasir, E. (2014). Social anxiety in students with learning disability: Benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Practice in Clinical Psychology, 2, 299-306.

 

112. Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=51.
Avdagic, E., Morrissey, S. A. & Boschen, M. J. (2014). A randomised controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for generalised anxiety disorder. Behaviour Change, 31, 110-130.
DOI: 10.1017/bec.2014.5
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111. Stress. ACT vs. Wait list. N=120.
McConachie, D. A. J., McKenzie, K., Morris, P. G., & Walley, R. M. (2014). Acceptance and mindfulness-based stress management for support staff caring for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 1216-1227.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.03.005
Full Text: ACBS Website

110. Substance abuse. ACT vs. CBT vs. Waitlist. N=50.
Villagrá P, Fernández P, Rodríguez F, González A. (2014). Acceptance and commitment therapy vs. cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of substance use disorder with incarcerated women. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 644–657.
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22060
Full Text: ACBS Website

109. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N = 73.
Ly, K. H., Asplund, K., & Andersson, G. (2014). Stress management for middle managers via an acceptance and commitment-based smartphone application: A randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions, 1, 95–101.
DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2014.06.003
Full Text: ACBS Website

108b. Social anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=50.
Niles, A. N., Burklund, L. J., Arch, J. J., Lieberman, M. D., Saxbe, D. & Craske M. G. (2014). Cognitive mediators of treatment for social anxiety disorder: Comparing acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Behavior Therapy, 45, 664-677.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2014.04.006
Full Text: ACBS Website

108a. Social anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=87.
Craske, M. G., Niles, A. N., Burklund, L. J., Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B., Vilardaga, J., Arch, J. J., & ... Lieberman, M. D. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for social phobia: Outcomes and moderators. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 1034-1048.
DOI: 10.1037/a0037212
Full Text: UCLA

107. Skills training with autistic spectrum disorder. ACT vs Wait lsit. N = 28.

Pahnke, J., Lundgren, T., Hursti, T., & Hirvikoski, T. (2014). Outcomes of an acceptance and commitment therapy-based skills training group for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: A quasi-experimental pilot study. Autism, 18, 953–964.

DOI: 10.1177/1362361313501091

 

106. Headaches. ACT vs Wait lsit. N = 30.

Gharaei-Ardakani, S., Abbas, S., Tavallaie, Zahra Dehghanizade, Z., Tork, M., Eydi-Baygi, M., & Nikbakhsh, H. (2014). The effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on mental Health in women with chronic pain. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences, 3, 78-83. 

105. Stigma. ACT + TAU vs. TAU. N=24.
Minkesh, C., & Masroor, J. (2014). Reducing internalized stigma of mental illness among patients with schizophrenia using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41(2), 94-101.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology

104. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. CBT. N=37.
González-Menéndez, A., Fernández, P., Rodríguez, F., & Villagrá, P. (2014). Long-term outcomes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in drug-dependent female inmates: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 14, 18-27.
DOI: 10.1016/S1697-2600(14)70033-X
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103. Quality of Life. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=73.
Yadavaia, J. E., Hayes, S. C., & Vilardaga, R. (2014). Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to increase self-compassion: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3, 248-257.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.09.002
Full Text: ACBS Website

102. Cancer. ACT vs. TAU. N=410.
Hawkes, A. L., Pakenham, K. I., Chambers, S. K., Patrao, T. A., & Courneya, K. S. (2014). Effects of a multiple health behavior change intervention for colorectal cancer survivors on psychosocial outcomes and quality of life: A randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 48, 359-257. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.009.002
Full Text: ACBS Website

101. Parenting. Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP) vs. SSTP + ACT vs. Waitlist. N=67.
Whittingham, K. Sanders, M., McKinlay, L., & Boyd, R. N. (2014). Interventions to reduce behavioral problems in children with cerebral palsy: An RCT. Pediatrics, 133, 1-9.
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-3620
Full Text: ACBS Website

100. Smoking. ACT vs. Standard treatment. N=196.
Bricker, J. B., Mull, K., Kientz, J. A.,Vilardaga, R., Mercer, L. D., Akioka, K., & Heffner, J. L. (2014). Randomized, controlled trial of a smartphone app for smoking cessation using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 143, 87-94.
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.07.006
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99. Smoking. ACT vs. CBT. N=121.
Bricker, J. Bush, T., Zbikowski, S. M., Mercer, L. D., & Heffner, J. L. (2014). Randomized trial of telephone-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for smoking cessation: A pilot study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research., 16, 1446-1454.
DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntu102
Full Text: ACBS Website

98. Various. ACT vs. CBT. N=61.
Clarke, S., Kinston, J., James, K., Bolderston, H. & Remington, B. (2014). Acceptance and commitment therapy group for treatment-resistant participants: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3, 179-188.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.04.005
Full Text: ACBS Website

97. Weight loss. ACT vs. Assessment control. N=58.
Katterman, S. N., Goldstein, S. P., Butryn, M. L., Forman, E. M., & Lowe, M. R. (2014). Efficacy of an acceptance-based behavioral intervention for weight gain prevention in young adult women. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3, 45-50.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.10.003
Full Text: ACBS Website

96. Parenting. Stepping Stones Triple P: Positive Parenting Program (SSTP) + ACT vs. TAU. N=59.
Brown, F. L. Whittingham, K., Boyd, R. N., McKinlay, L., & Sofronoff, K. (2014). Improving child and parenting outcomes following paediatric acquired brain injury: a randomised controlled trial of Stepping Stones Triple P plus Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1172-83.
DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12227
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

95. Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Rafiee, M., Sedrpoushan, N., & Abedi. M. R. (2014). The effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on reducing anxiety symptoms and body image dissatisfaction in obese women. Journal of Social Issues & Humanities, 2 (1), 187-190.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website

94. Diabetes. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=24.
Hoseini, S. M., Rezaei, A. M., & Azadi, M. M. (2014). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Group Therapy on the self-management of Type 2 diabetes patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology [Iran], 5, 55-64.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite [Manuscript not in English]

93. Depression. ACT vs. CT. N=19.
Tamannaeifar, S., Gharraee, B., Birashk, B. & Habibi, M. (2014). A comparative effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and group cognitive therapy for major depressive disorder. Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Science, 16, 29-31.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website

92. Pain. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=20.
Ghomian, S. & Shairi, M. R. (2014). The effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for children with chronic pain on the quality of life of 7 to 12 year-old children. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2, 47-55.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website

91. Cancer. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Mojtabaie, M., & Gholamhosseini, S. (2014). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to reduce the symptoms of anxiety in women with breast cancer. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences, 4, 522-527.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

90. Depression. Face to face ACT vs. Web based ACT. N=38.
Lappalainen, P., Granlund, A., Siltanen, S., Ahonen, S., Vitikainen, M., Tolvanen, A., & Lappalainen, R. (2014). ACT Internet-based vs face-to-face? A randomized controlled trial of two ways to deliver Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depressive symptoms: An 18-month follow-up. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 61, 43-54.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.07.006
Full Text: ACBS Website

89. Prevention. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=76.
Levin, M.E., Pistorello, J., Hayes, S.C. & Seeley, J. (2014). Feasibility of a prototype web-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy prevention program for college students. Journal of American College Health, 62, 20-30.
DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2013.843533
Full Text: ACBS Website

 

2013

88. GAD. ACT vs. Applied Relaxation. N = 86.

Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Roemer, L., & Orsillo, S. M. (2013). A randomized clinical trial comparing an acceptance-based behavior therapy to applied relaxation for generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(5), 761-773.

DOI: 10.1037/a0032871     

87. Chronic pain. ACT smartphone app + website vs. website. N = 140.

Kristjánsdóttir, Ó. B., Fors, E. A., Eide, E., Finset, A., Stensrud, T. L., vanDulmen, S., Wigers, S. H., & Eide, H. (2013). A smartphone-based intervention with diaries and therapist-feedback to reduce catastrophizing and increase functioning in women with chronic widespread pain: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15, 1-17.

Doi: 10.2196/jmir.2249 

86. OCD. ACT vs SSRI. RCT.

Vakili, Y., Gharraee, B., Habibi, M., Lavasani, F., & Rasoolian, M. (2013). The comparison of the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and their combination in the treatment of adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 15, 29-33.

85. Smoking. ACT vs Standard treatment. N = 49

Brown, R. A., Palm Reed, K. M., Bloom, E. L., Minami, H., Strong, D. R., Lejuez, C. W., Kahler, C. W., Zvolensky, M. J., Gifford, E. V., & Hayes, S. C. (2013). Development and preliminary randomized controlled trial of a distress tolerance treatment for smokers with a history of early lapse. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15, 2005-2015.

doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt093  

 

84. Stress. ACT vs Waitlist. N=100.
Lloyd, J., Bond, F. W., & Flaxman, P. E. (2013). Identifying psychological mechanisms underpinning a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for emotional burnout. Work & Stress, 27(2), 181-199.
DOI: 10.1080/02678373.2013.782157
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83. Stress. ACT vs Waitlist. N=42.
Biglan, A., Layton, G. L., Backen Jones, L., Hankins, M. & Rusby, J. C. (2013). The value of workshops on psychological flexibility for early childhood special education staff. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 32(4), 196-210.
DOI: 10.1177/0271121411425191
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

82. Stress. ACT + ABA Training vs ABA Training. N=34
Bethay, S., Wilson, K. G., Schnetzer, L., Nassar, S. (2013). A Controlled Pilot Evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Training for Intellectual Disability Staff. Mindfulness, 4(2), 113-121.
DOI: 10.1007/s12671-012-0103-8
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81. Cancer. ACT vs. TAU. N=410.
Hawkes AL, Chambers SK, Pakenham KI, Patrao TA, Baade, P, Lynch B, Aitken J, Meng X, Courneya, KS. (2013). Effects of a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention for colorectal cancer survivors (‘CanChange’) on quality of life, fatigue and health behaviors: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(18), 2313-2321.
DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2012.45.5873
Full Text: ACBS Website

80. Social Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Mehrdoost, Z., Neshatdoost, H., & Abedi, A. (2013). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the decrease of self-focused attention and improving self-efficacy. Journal of Psychological Models and Methods, 3, 67-81.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Scientific Information Database

79. Stress. ACT vs. Attention placebo. N=96.
Hosseinaei, A., Ahadi, H., Fata, L., Heidarei, A., & Mazaheri, M. M. (2013). Effects of group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-based training on job stress and burnout. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, 19(2), 109-120.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website [Manuscript not in English]

78. Depression. ACT vs. CBT. N=27.
Zhao, W., Zhou, Y., Liu, X., & Ran, L. (2013). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on depression. Chinese Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 21(1), 153-157.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: China Asia On Demand

77. Social anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=137.
Kocovski, N.L., Fleming, J.E., Hawley, L.L., Huta, V. & Antony, M.M. (2013). Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Group Therapy versus traditional Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51(12), 889-898.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.10.007
Full Text: ACBS Website

76. Eating disorders. ACT vs. TAU. N=140.
Juarascio, A., Shaw, J., Forman, E., Timko, C., Herbert, J., Butryn, M., Bunnell, D., Matteucci, A. & Lowe, M. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy as a novel treatment for eating disorders: An initial test of efficacy and mediation. Behavior Modification, 37(4), 459-489.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445513478633
Full Text: ACBS Website

75. Pain. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=40.
Wicksell, R. K., Kemani, M., Jensen, K., Kosek, E., Kadetoff, D., Sorjonen, K., Ingvar, M. & Olsson, G. L. (2013). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pain, 17, 599 – 611.
DOI: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00224.x
Full Text: ACBS Website

74. Fibromyalgia. ACT vs. Education. N=28
Steiner, J. L., Bogusch, L., Bigatti, S. M., (2013). Values-based action in fibromyalgia: results from a randomized pilot of acceptance and commitment therapy. Health Psychology Research, 1(3), e34 - e34.
DOI: 10.4082/hpr.2013.e34
Full Text: ACBS Website

73. Pain. ACT vs. TAU. N=73.
McCracken, L. M., Sato, A., & Taylor, G. J. (2013). A trial of brief group-based Form of ACT for chronic pain in general practice: Pilot outcome and process results. The Journal of Pain, 14(11), 1398-1406.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.06.011
Full Text: ACBS Website

72. Weight Loss. ACT vs TAU. N=128.
Forman, E. M., Butryn, M. L., Juarascio, A. S., Bradley, L. E., Lowe, M. R., Herbert, J. D., & Shaw, J. A. (2013). The Mind Your Health Project: A randomized controlled trial of an innovative behavioral treatment for obesity. Obesity, 21, 1119 – 1126.
DOI: 10.1002/oby.20169
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71. Smoking. ACT vs Smokefree.gov. N=222.
Bricker, J., Wyszynski, C., Comstock, B., & Heffner, J. L. (2013). Pilot randomized controlled trial of web-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for smoking cessation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15, 1756–1764.
DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntt056
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

70. Weight Loss. Acceptance-Based Coping vs Cognitive-Based Coping. N=48.
Forman, E. M., Hoffman, K. L., Juarascio, A. S., Butryn, M. L., & Herbert, J. D. (2013). Comparison of acceptance-based and standard cognitive-based coping strategies for craving sweets in overweight and obese women. Eating Behaviors, 14, 64-68.
DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.10.016
Full Text: ACBS Website

69. Depression / Stress. ACT vs Waitlist. N=24.
Lappalainen, P., Kaipainen, K., Lappalainen, R., Hoffren, H., Myllymaki, T., Kinnunen, M. L., Mattila, E., Happonen, A. P., Rusko, H., & Korhonen, I. (2013). Feasibility of a personal health technology-based psychological intervention for men with stress and mood problems: Randomized controlled pilot trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, e1.
DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2389.
Full Text: The National Center for Biotechnology Information

68. Pain. ACT vs TAU. N=10.
Alonso, M. A., Lopez, A., Losada, A., & Gonzalez, J. L. (2013). Acceptance And Commitment Therapy and selective optimization with compensation for older people with chronic pain: A pilot study. Psicologia Conductual, 21, 59-79.
DOI: Gale Document Number: GALE|A328944068
Full Text: ACBS Website

67. Depression / Anxiety. ACT vs Waitlist. N=376.
Fledderus, M., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Fox, J. P., Schreurs, K. M. G., & Spinhoven, P. (2013). The role of psychological flexibility in a self-help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy intervention for psychological distress in a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 142-151.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.11.007
Full Text: ACBS Website

66. Depression. Behavioral Activation + ACT vs Waitlist. N=80.
Carlbring, P., Hagglund, M., Luthstromb, A., Dahlin, M., Kadowaki, A., Vernmark, K., & Andersson, G. (2013). Internet-based behavioral activation and acceptance-based treatment for depression: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 148, 331–337.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.12.020
Full Text: ACBS Website

65. Pain. ACT vs. Online Discussion. N=76.
Buhrman, M., Skoglund, A., Husell, J., Bergström, K., Gordh, T., Hursti, T., Bendelin, N., Furmark, T. & Andersson, G. (2013). Guided internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain patients: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 307–315.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.02.010
Full Text: ACBS Website

64. Stress. ACT Workshop + Follow-up vs ACT Workshop. N=20.
Luoma, J. B. & Vilardaga, J. P. (2013). Improving therapist psychological flexibility while training Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A pilot study. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 42, 1–8.
DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2012.701662
Full Text: ACBS Website

2012

63. Anxiety. ACT vs CBT. N=128.
Arch, J., Eifert, G. H., Davies, C., Vilardaga, J. P., Rose, R. D., & Craske, M. G. (2012). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) versus acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for mixed anxiety disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(5), 750-765.
DOI: 10.1037/a0028310
Full Text: ACBS Website

61b. Depression. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=625.
Bohlmeijer, E. T., Lamers, S. M. A., & Fledderus, M. (2015). Flourishing in people with depressive symptomology increases with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Post-hoc analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 65, 101-106.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.12.014
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61a. Depression. ACT Bibliotherapy + Email Support vs ACT Bibliotherapy vs Waitlist. N=376.
Fledderus, M., Bohlmeijer, E.T., Pieterse, M. E., & Schreurs, K. M. (2011) Acceptance and commitment therapy as guided self-help for psychological distress and positive mental health: a randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 11, 1-11.
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291711001206
Full Text: ACBS Website

60. Eating Disorders. ACT vs TAU. N=39.
Weineland, S., Arvidsson, D., Kakoulidis, T., & Dahl, J. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy for bariatric surgery patients, a pilot RCT. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 6(1), e21-e30.
DOI: 10.1016/j.orcp.2011.04.004
Full Text: ACBS Website

59. Anxiety. Acceptance-Based Exposure vs Habituation-Based Exposure. N=45.
England, E. L., Herbert, J. D., Forman, E. M., Rabin, S. J., Juarascio, A., & Goldstein, S. P. (2012). Acceptance-based exposure therapy for public speaking anxiety. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 1, 66–72.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2012.07.001
Full Text: ACBS Website

58. Substance Abuse. ACT vs TAU. N=56.
Stotts, A.L., Green, C., Masuda, A., Grabowski, J., Wilson, K., Northrup, T., Moeller, F. G., Schmitz, J. (2012). A Stage I pilot study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for methadone detoxification. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125(3), 215-222.
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.02.015
Full Text: ACBS Website

57. Cancer. ACT vs CT. N=31.
Rost, A. D., Wilson, K. G., Buchanan, E., Hildebrandt, M.J., & Mutch, D. (2012). Improving psychological adjustment among late-stage ovarian cancer patients: Examining the role of avoidance in treatment. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(4), 508-517.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.01.003
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

56. Eating Disorder. ACT vs Waitlist. N=73.
Pearson, A. N., Follette, V. M. & Hayes, S. C. (2012). A pilot study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a workshop intervention for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating attitudes. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(1), 181-197.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.03.001.
Full Text: ACBS Website

55. Pain. ACT vs TAU. N=30.
Mo’tamedi, H., Rezaiemaram, P., Tavallaie, A. (2012). The Effectiveness of a Group-Based Acceptance and Commitment Additive Therapy on Rehabilitation of Female Outpatients With Chronic Headache: Preliminary Findings Reducing 3 Dimensions of Headache Impact. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 52(7), 1106-1119.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02192.x.
Full Text: ACBS Website

54. Borderline Personality Disorder. ACT vs TAU. N=41.
Morton, J., Snowdon, S., Gopold, M. & Guymer, E. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group treatment for symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder: A public sector pilot study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(4), 527-544.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.03.005
Full Text: ACBS Website

53. Substance Abuse. ACT vs TAU. N=133.
Luoma, J. B., Kohlenberg, B. S., Hayes, S. C. & Fletcher, L. (2012). Slow and steady wins the race: A randomized clinical trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy targeting shame in substance use disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 43-51.
DOI: 10.1037/a0026070
Full Text: ACBS Website

52. Pain. ACT vs Waitlist. N=43.
Jensen, K. B., Kosek, E., Wicksell, R., Kemani, M., Olsson, G., Merle, J., Kadetoff, D., & Ingvar, M. (2012). Treatment with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy increases pain-evoked activation of the prefrontal cortex in patients suffering from chronic pain. Pain, 153(7), 1495-1503.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.04.010
Full Text: ACBS Website

51. Various. ACT vs Waitlist. N=236.
Jeffcoat, T. & Hayes, S. C. (2012). A Randomized Trial of ACT Bibliotherapy on the Mental Health of K-12 Teachers and Staff. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50(9), 571-579.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.05.008
Full Text: ACBS Website

50. Tinnitus. ACT vs CBT vs Discussion Group. N=99.
Hesser, H., Gustafsson, T., Lundén, C., Henrikson, O., Fattahi, K., Johnsson, E., Westin, V. Z., Carlbring, P., Mäki-Torkko, E., Kaldo, V., & Andersson, G. (2012). A randomized controlled trial of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of tinnitus. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(4), 649-61.
DOI: 10.1037/a0027021.
Full Text: ACBS Website

49. Depression. ACT vs TAU. N=34.
Folke, F., Parling, T., & Melin, L. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression: A preliminary randomized clinical trial for unemployed on long-term sick leave. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(4), 583-594.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.01.002
Full Text: ACBS Website

 

2011

48. Pain. ACT vs CBT. N=114.
Wetherell JL, Afari N, Rutledge T, Sorrell JT, Stoddard JA, Petkus AJ, Solomon BC, Lehman DH, Liu L, Lang AJ, Hampton Atkinson J. (2011). A randomized, controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain. Pain, 152, 2098-2107.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.05.016
Full Text: ACBS Website

47. Psychosis. ACT vs TAU. N=27.
White, R.G., Gumley, A.I., McTaggart, J., Rattrie, L., McConville, D., Cleare, S, & Mitchell G. (2011). A feasibility study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for emotional dysfunction following psychosis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(12), 901-907.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.09.003.
Full Text: ACBS Website

46. Depression. ACT vs Waitlist. N=93.
Bohlmeijer, E. T., Fledderus, M., Rokx, T. A., & Pieterse, M. E. (2011). Efficacy of an early intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy for adults with depressive symptomatology: Evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 62-67.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2010.10.003
Full Text: ACBS Website

45. Stress. ACT vs Waitlist. N=106.
Brinkborg, H., Michanek, J., Hesser, H., & Berglund, G. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy for the treatment of stress among social workers: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 389-398.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.03.009
Full Text: ACBS Website

44. Anxiety. Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy vs CT. N=16.
Brown, L. A., Forman, E. M., Herbert, J. D., Hoffman, K. L., Yuen, E. K. and Goetter, E. M. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of acceptance-based behavior therapy and cognitive therapy for test anxiety: A pilot study. Behavior Modification, 35, 31-53.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445510390930
Full Text: ACBS Website

43. Weight Loss. ACT vs Education. N=54.
Butryn, M. L., Forman, E., Hoffman, K., Shaw, J., & Juarascio, A. (2011). A pilot study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for promotion of physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8, 516-522.
DOI: ISSN: 1543-5474
Full Text: ACBS Website

42. Smoking. ACT + FAP + Medication vs Medication. N=303.
Gifford, E. V., Kohlenberg, B., Hayes, S. C., Pierson, H., Piasecki, M., Antonuccio, D., & Palm, K. (2011). Does acceptance and relationship focused behavior therapy contribute to bupropion outcomes? A randomized controlled trial of FAP and ACT for smoking cessation. Behavior Therapy, 42(4), 700-715.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2011.03.002.
Full Text: ACBS Website

41. Depression. ACT vs TAU. N=30.
Hayes, L., Boyd, C. P., & Sewell, J. (2011). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of adolescent depression: A pilot study in a psychiatric outpatient setting. Mindfulness, 2, 86-94.
DOI: 10.1007/s12671-011-0046-5
Full Text: ACBS Website

40. Various. ACT vs Waitlist.
Muto, T., Hayes, S. C., & Jeffcoat, T. (2011). The effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy bibliotherapy for enhancing the psychological health of Japanese college students living abroad. Behavior Therapy, 42, 323–335.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2010.08.009
Full Text: ACBS Website

39-B. Chronic Pain. ACT vs. Applied Relaxation. N=53.
Cederberg, J. T., Cernvall, M., Dahl, J., von Essen, L., & Ljungman, G. (2016). Acceptance as a mediator for change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for persons with chronic pain? International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 21-29.
DOI: 10.1007/s12529-015-9494-y
Full Text: Available Through DOI

39. Pain. ACT vs Applied Relaxation. N= 90.
Thorsell, J., Finnes, A., Dahl, J., Lundgren, T., Gybrant, M., Gordh, T., & Buhrman, M. (2011). A comparative study of 2 manual-based self-help interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Applied Relaxation, for persons with chronic pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(8), 716-723.
DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318219a933
Full Text: Available Through DOI

38. Tinnitus. ACT vs Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. N=64.
Westin, V. Z., Schulin, M., Hesser, H., Karlsson, M., Noe, R. Z., Olofsson, U., Stalby, M., Wisung, G. & Andersson, G. (2011). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in the treatment of tinnitus distress: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(11), 737-747.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.08.001.
Full Text: ACBS Website

 

2010

37. Worksite stress. ACT vs SIT vs Waitlist. N = 107

Flaxman, P. E. & Bond, F. W. (2010). A randomised worksite comparison of acceptance and commitment therapy and stress inoculation training. Behaviour Research and Therapy 43, 816-820. 

36. OCD. ACT vs Progressive Relaxation Training. N=79.
Twohig, M. P., Hayes, S. C., Plumb, J. C., Pruitt, L. D., Collins, A. B., Hazlett-Stevens, H. & Woidneck, M. R. (2010) A randomized clinical trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy vs. Progressive Relaxation Training for obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 705-716.
DOI: 10.1037/a0020508
Full Text: ACBS Website

35. Stress. ACT vs Stress Inoculation Training. N=107.
Flaxman, P. E. & Bond, F. W. (2010). A randomised worksite comparison of acceptance and commitment therapy and stress inoculation training. Behaviour Research and Therapy 43, 816-820.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2010.05.004
Full Text: ACBS Website

34. Stress. ACT vs Waitlist. N=311.
Flaxman, P. E., & Bond, F. W. (2010). Worksite stress management training: Moderated effects and clinical significance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 347-358.
DOI: 10.1037/a0020522
Full Text: ACBS Website

33. Various. ACT vs Waitlist. N=93.
Fledderus, M., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Smit, F., & Westerhof, G. J. (2010). Mental health promotion as a new goal in public mental health care: A randomized controlled trial of an intervention enhancing psychological flexibility. American Journal of Public Health, 10, 2372-2378.
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.196196
Full Text: ACBS Website

32. Various. Cognitive Defusion vs Waitlist. N=22.
Hinton, M. J. & Gaynor, S. T. (2010). Cognitive defusion for psychological distress, dysphoria, and low self-esteem: A randomized technique evaluation trial of vocalizing strategies. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 6, 164-185.
DOI: ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Full Text: ACBS Website

31. Pain. ACT Vs Waitlist. N=14.
Johnston, M., Foster, M., Shennan, J., Starkey, N. J., & Johnson, A. (2010). The effectiveness of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy self-help intervention for chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 26, 393-402.
DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181cf59ce
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30. Eating Disorders. ACT vs CT. N=55.
Juarascio, A. S., Forman, E. M., & Herbert, J. D. (2010). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus Cognitive Therapy for the treatment of comorbid eating pathology. Behavior Modification, 34, 175-190.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445510363472
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29. Substance Abuse. ACT vs CBT. N=104.
Smout, M., Longo, M., Harrison, S., Minniti, R., Wickes, W., & White, J. (2010). Psychosocial treatment for methamphetamine use disorders: a preliminary randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Substance Abuse, 31(2), 98-107.
DOI: 10.1080/08897071003641578
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2009

28. Pain. ACT vs Multidisciplinary Treatment + Medication. N=32.
Wicksell, R. K., Melin, L., Lekander, M., & Olsson, G. L. (2009). Evaluating the effectiveness of exposure and acceptance strategies to improve functioning and quality of life in longstanding pediatric pain - A randomized controlled trial. Pain, 141, 248-257.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2008.11.006
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27. Weight Loss / Stigma. ACT vs Waitlist. N=84.
Lillis, J., Hayes, S. C., Bunting, K., Masuda, A. (2009). Teaching acceptance and mindfulness to improve the lives of the obese: A preliminary test of a theoretical model. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 58-69.
DOI: 10.1007/s12160-009-9083-x
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26. Depression / Substance Abuse. ACT vs TAU. N=24.
Petersen, C. L., & Zettle, R. D. (2009). Treating inpatients with comorbid depression and alcohol use disorders: A comparison of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and treatment as usual. The Psychological Record, 59, 521 - 536.
DOI: ISSN: ISSN-0033-2933
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25. Weight Loss. ACT vs Waitlist. N=62.
Tapper, K., Shaw, C., Ilsley, J., Hill, A. J., Bond, F. W., & Moore, L. (2009). Exploratory randomised controlled trial of a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention for women. Appetite, 52, 396–404.
DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2008.11.012
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2008

24. Adoption of therapy training. ACT vs TAU. N = 30.

Luoma, J. B., Hayes, S. C., Roget, N., Fisher, G., Padilla, M., Bissett, R., Kohlenberg, B. K., Holt, C., & & Twohig, M. P. (2008). Augmenting continuing education with psychologically-focused group consultation: Effects on adoption of Group Drug Counseling. Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 463-469. 

23. Epilepsy. ACT vs Yoga. N=18.
Lundgren, T., Dahl, J., Yardi, N., & Melin, J. (2008). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Yoga for drug refractory epilepsy: A randomized controlled trial. Epilepsy and Behavior, 13, 102-108.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2008.02.009
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22. Anxiety. Acceptance-based Behavior Therapy vs Waitlist. N=31.
Roemer, L., Orsillo, S. M., & Salters-Pedneault, K. (2008). Efficacy of an acceptance-based behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: Evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 1083-1089.
DOI: 10.1037/a0012720
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21. Training. ACT vs Psychoeducation. N=59.
Varra, A. A., Hayes, S. C., Roget, N., & Fisher, G. (2008). A randomized control trial examining the effect of Acceptance and Commitment Training on clinician willingness to use evidence-based pharmacotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 449-458.
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.76.3.449
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20. Pain. ACT vs TAU. N=21.
Wicksell, R. K., Ahlqvist, J., Bring, A., Melin, L. & Olsson, G. L. (2008). Can exposure and acceptance strategies improve functioning and life satisfaction in people with chronic pain and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD)? A randomized controlled trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 37(3), 1-14.
DOI: 10.1080/16506070802078970
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2007

19. Anxiety / Depression. ACT vs CT. N=101.
Forman, E. M., Herbert, J. D., Moitra, E., Yeomans, P. D. & Geller, P. A. (2007). A randomized controlled effectiveness trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression. Behavior Modification, 31(6), 772-799.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445507302202
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18. Diabetes. ACT vs Patient Education. N=81.
Gregg, J. A., Callaghan, G. M., Hayes, S. C., & Glenn-Lawson, J. L. (2007). Improving diabetes self-management through acceptance, mindfulness, and values: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(2), 336-343.
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.75.2.336
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17. Various. ACT vs CBT. N=28.
Lappalainen, R., Lehtonen, T., Skarp, E., Taubert, E., Ojanen, M., & Hayes, S. C. (2007). The impact of CBT and ACT models using psychology trainee therapists: A preliminary controlled effectiveness trial. Behavior Modification, 31, 488-511.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445506298436
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16. Stigma. ACT vs Psychoeducation. N=96.
Masuda, A., Hayes, S. C., Fletcher, L. B., Seignourel, P. J., Bunting, K., Herbst, S. A., Twohig, M. P., & Lillis, J. (2007). The impact of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus education on stigma toward people with psychological disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(11), 2764-2772.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2007.05.008
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15. Cancer. ACT vs CBT. N=12.
Páez, M. B., Luciano, C., & Gutiérrez, O. (2007).Tratamiento psicológico para el afrontamiento del cáncer de mama. Estudio comparativo entre estrategias de aceptación y de control cognitivo. Psicooncología, 4, 75-95.
DOI: ISSN-e 1988-8287
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14. Pain. Pain Control vs Pain Acceptance vs Continued Practice. N=74.
Vowles, K. E., McNeil, D. W., Gross, R. T. McDaniel, M. L., Mouse, A., Bates, M., Gallimore, P., & McCall, C. (2007). Effects of pain acceptance and pain control strategies on physical impairment in individuals with chronic low back pain. Behavior Therapy, 38, 412-425.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2007.02.001
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2006

13. Psychosis. ACT vs Enhance TAU. N=40.
Gaudiano, B. A., & Herbert, J. D. (2006). Acute treatment of inpatients with psychotic symptoms using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Pilot results. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 44(3), 415-437.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2005.02.007
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12. Borderline Personality Disorder. ACT + DBT vs TAU. N=22.
Gratz, K. L. & Gunderson, J. G. (2006). Preliminary data on an acceptance-based emotion regulation group intervention for deliberate self-harm among women with Borderline Personality Disorder. Behavior Therapy, 37, 25-35.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2005.03.002
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11. Epilepsy. ACT vs Supportive Therapy. N= 27.
Lundgren, T., Dahl, J., Melin, L., & Kies, B. (2006). Evaluation of acceptance and commitment therapy for drug refractory epilepsy: a randomized controlled trial in South Africa—a pilot study. Epilepsia, 47(12), 2173–2179.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2006.00892.x
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10. Trichotillomania. ACT + Habit Reversal vs Waitlist. N=25.
Woods, D. W., Wetterneck, C. T., & Flessner, C. A. (2006) A controlled evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy plus habit reversal for trichotillomania. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 639-656.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2005.05.006
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2004

9. Stress / Pain. ACT vs. TAU. N=19.
Dahl, J., Wilson, K. G., & Nilsson, A. (2004). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the treatment of persons at risk for long-term disability resulting from stress and pain symptoms: A preliminary randomized trial. Behavior Therapy, 35, 785-802.
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80020-0
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8. Smoking. ACT vs Nicotine Replacement Therapy. N=76.
Gifford, E. V., Kohlenberg, B. S., Hayes, S. C., Antonuccio, D. O., Piasecki, M. M.., Rasmussen-Hall, M. L., & Palm, K. M. (2004). Acceptance-based treatment for smoking cessation. Behavior Therapy, 35, 689-705.
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80015-7
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7. Stigma / Burnout. ACT vs Multicultural Training. N=93.
Hayes, S. C., Bissett, R., Roget, N., Padilla, M., Kohlenberg, B. S., Fisher, G., Masuda, A., Pistorello, J., Rye, A. K., Berry, K. & Niccolls, R. (2004). The impact of acceptance and commitment training and multicultural training on the stigmatizing attitudes and professional burnout of substance abuse counselors. Behavior Therapy, 35, 821-835.
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80022-4
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6. Substance Abuse. ACT vs Intensive Twelve Step Facilitation. N=114.
Hayes, S. C., Wilson, K. G., Gifford, E. V., Bissett, R., Piasecki, M., Batten, S. V., Byrd, M., & Gregg, J. (2004). A preliminary trial of Twelve-Step Facilitation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with polysubstance-abusing methadone-maintained opiate addicts. Behavior Therapy, 35(4), 667-688.
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80014-5
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2003

5. Anxiety. ACT vs Systematic Desensitization. N=24.
Zettle, R. D. (2003). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) versus systematic desensitization in treatment of mathematics anxiety. The Psychological Record, 53, 197-215.
DOI: ISSN: 00332933
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2002

4. Psychosis. ACT vs TAU. N=80.
Bach, P. & Hayes, Steven C. (2002). The use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to prevent the rehospitalization of psychotic patients: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70 (5), 1129-1139.
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.70.5.1129
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2000

3. Stress. ACT vs Innovation Promotion Program vs Waitlist. N=90.
Bond, F. W. & Bunce, D. (2000). Mediators of change in emotion-focused and problem-focused worksite stress management interventions. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5, 156-163.
DOI: 10.1037/1076-8998.5.1.156
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1989

2. Depression. ACT vs CT. N=31.
Zettle, R. D., & Rains, J. C. (1989). Group cognitive and contextual therapies in treatment of depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45, 438-445.
ISSN: 0021-9762
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1986

1. Depression. ACT vs CT. N=18.
Zettle, R. D. & Hayes, S. C. (1986). Dysfunctional control by client verbal behavior: The context of reason giving. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 4, 30-38.
PMCID: PMC2748463
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