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ACT and Controlled Time Series and Single-Case Designs

This is a starter webpage for all of the studies available on ACT as evaluated in single-case experimental designs (not case studies per se) or in controlled time-series designs.


The data are arranged in this order:

Authors, Article Title, Journal, Publication Year, Volume, Issue, Start Page, End Page, Article Number is there is one, and DOI is there is one.

If you are confused just stick the title or the DOI # in your browser and search on it in Google Scholar and the article will pop up


In press

Reeve, A; Moghaddam, N; Tickle, A; Young, D (in press). A brief acceptance and commitment intervention for work-related stress and burnout amongst frontline homelessness staff: A single case experimental design series CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOTHERAPY DOI: 10.1002/cpp.2555

Gilsenan, CM; Yi, ZH; Hinman, JM; Barron, BF; Dixon, MR (in press). Using Relational Training to Improve Performance During Acceptance and Commitment Training Sessions BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE. DOI:10.1007/s40617-021-00574-8

Magnacca, C; Thomson, K; Marcinkiewicz, A; Davis, S; Steel, L; Lunsky, Y; Fung, K; Vause, T; Redquest, B A Telecommunication Model to Teach Facilitator to Deliver Acceptance and Commitment Training BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE DOI: 10.1007/s40617-021-00628-x

Wilson, AN; Dzugan, E; Hutchinson, VD (in press). Using a Nonconcurrent Multiple-Baseline Across-Participants Design to Examine the Effects of Individualized ACT at School BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE DOI: 10.1007/s40617-021-00558-8

Issen, T; Hinman, JM; Dixon, MR (in press). Utilizing the AIM Curriculum to Improve Job Performance in an Educational Setting for Children With Autism and Related Disabilities BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE DOI: 10.1007/s40617-020-00528-6



Thompson, BL; Twohig, MP; Luoma, JB (2021). Psychological Flexibility as Shared Process of Change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Single Case Design Study BEHAVIOR THERAPY, 52(2), 286-297.

Ong, CW; Krafft, J; Panoussi, F; Petersen, JM; Levin, ME; Twohig, MP (2021). In-person and online-delivered acceptance and commitment therapy for hoarding disorder: A multiple baseline study JOURNAL OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, 20, 108-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2021.02.001

Berger, E; Garcia, Y; Catagnus, R; Temple, J (2021). The effect of acceptance and commitment training on improving physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic JOURNAL OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, 20, 70-78. Doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2021.02.005

Hulbert-Williams, NJ; Norwood, SF; Gillanders, D; Finucane, AM; Spiller, J; Strachan, J; Millington, S; Kreft, J; Swash, B (2021). Brief Engagement and Acceptance Coaching for Hospice Settings (the BEACHeS study): results from a Phase I study of acceptability and initial effectiveness in people with non-curative cancer BMC PALLIATIVE CARE, 20(1), 96. DOI: 10.1186/s12904-021-00801-7



Salazar, DM; Ruiz, FJ; Ramirez, ES; Cardona-Betancourt, V (2020). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Focused on Repetitive Negative Thinking for Child Depression: A Randomized Multiple-Baseline Evaluation PSYCHOLOGICAL RECORD, 70(3). 373-386. DOI: 10.1007/s40732-019-00362-5

Ruiz, FJ; Luciano, C; Florez, CL; Suarez-Falcon, JC; Cardona-Betancourt, V (2020). A Multiple-Baseline Evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Focused on Repetitive Negative Thinking for Comorbid Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 11, 356 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00356

Hill, ML; Schaefer, LW; Spencer, SD; Masuda, A (2020). Compassion-focused acceptance and commitment therapy for women with restrictive eating and problematic body-checking: A multiple baseline across participants study JOURNAL OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, 16, 144-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.04.006

Spencer, SD; Masuda, A (2020). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Transdiagnostic Approach to Treatment of Behavioral Health Concerns: A Concurrent Multiple Baseline Design Across Participants CLINICAL CASE STUDIES, 19(3), 163-179. 1.53465E+15. Doi: 10.1177/1534650119897412

Little, A; Tarbox, J; Alzaabi, K (2020). Using acceptance and commitment training to enhance the effectiveness of behavioral skills training JOURNAL OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, 16, 9-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.02.002

Pingo, JC; Dixon, MR; Paliliunas, D (2020). Intervention Enhancing Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Training on Performance Feedback for Direct Support Professional Work Performance, Stress, and Job Satisfaction BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE, 13(1), 1-10. Doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00333-w



Ruiz, FJ; Beltran, DMG; Cifuentes, AM; Falcon, JCS (2019). Single-case Experimental Design Evaluation of Repetitive Negative Thinking-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Couple-related Worry INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY, 19(3), 261-276.

Dehbaneh, MA (2019). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy in improving interpersonal problems, quality of life, and worry in patients with body dysmorphic disorder ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF GENERAL MEDICINE, 16, 1 em105 DOI: 10.29333/ejgm/93468

Golshani, G; Pirnia, B (2019). Comparison of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) On the Severity of Fatigue, Improvement of Sleep Quality and Resilience in a Patient with Prostate Cancer: A Single-Case Experimental Study INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER MANAGEMENT, 12, 2 e88416 DOI: 10.5812/ijcm.88416



Gould, ER; Tarbox, J; Coyne, L (2018). Evaluating the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Training on the overt behavior of parents of children with autism. JOURNAL OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 7 81 88 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.06.003

Ledari, RB; Masjedi, A; Bakhtyari, M; Zarghami, M; Nouri, R; Hosseini, H (2018). A Comparison Between the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Treatment and Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression on Symptoms Severity and Rumination Among Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 12 3 e10742 DOI: 10.5812/ijpbs.10742

Ruiz, FJ; Florez, CL; Garcia-Martin, MB; Monroy-Cifuentes, A; Barreto-Montero, K; Garcia-Beltran, DM; Riano-Hernandez, D; Sierra, MA; Suarez-Falcon, JC; Cardona-Betancourt, V; Gil-Luciano, B (2018). A multiple-baseline evaluation of a brief acceptance and commitment therapy protocol focused on repetitive negative thinking for moderate emotional disorders JOURNAL OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 9 1 14 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.04.004

Wallin, E; Parling, T; Weineland, S; Dahl, J (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Promote Value Attainment Among Individuals with overweight: A multiple baseline evaluation JOURNAL OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 10 41 49 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.08.007



Cederberg, JT; Dahl, J; von Essen, L; Ljungman, G (2017). An acceptance-based intervention for children and adolescents with cancer experiencing acute pain - a single-subject study JOURNAL OF PAIN RESEARCH 10 2195 2203 10.2147/JPR.S139087


2016 and earlier

Villatte, JL; Vilardaga, R; Villatte, M; Vilardaga, JCP; Atkins, DC; Hayes, SC Acceptance and Commitment Therapy modules: Differential impact on treatment processes and outcomes BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY 2016 77 52 61 10.1016/j.brat.2015.12.001

Jinks, M. Regulating Eating through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (REACT): a single case experimental design to evaluate a guided self-help intervention for individuals who are overweight or obese and engage in emotional eating. Doctoral dissertation, University of Lincoln, 2016.

Woidneck, MR; Morrison, KL; Twohig, MP Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Among Adolescents BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION 2014 38 4 451 476 10.1177/0145445513510527

Harper, SK; Webb, TL; Rayner, K The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Supporting People With Intellectual Disabilities: A Narrative Review BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION 2013 37 3 431 453 10.1177/0145445513476085

Dehlin, JP; Morrison, KL; Twohig, MP Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Treatment for Scrupulosity in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION 2013 37 3 409 430 10.1177/0145445512475134


Yadavaia, JE; Hayes, SC Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Self-Stigma Around Sexual Orientation: A Multiple Baseline Evaluation COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL PRACTICE 2012 19 4 545 559 10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.09.002

Soo, C; Tate, RL; Lane-Brown, A A Systematic Review of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Managing Anxiety: Applicability for People With Acquired Brain Injury? BRAIN IMPAIRMENT 2011 12 1 54 70 10.1375/brim.12.1.54

Carrier, MH; Cote, G Evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral treatment for GAD combined with emotion regulation and acceptance-based strategies EUROPEAN REVIEW OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-REVUE EUROPEENNE DE PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE 2010 60 1 11 25 10.1016/j.erap.2009.06.002

Twohig, MP; Crosby, JM Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Treatment for Problematic Internet Pornography Viewing BEHAVIOR THERAPY 2010 41 3 285 295 10.1016/j.beth.2009.06.002

Flessner, CA; Busch, AM; Heideman, PW; Woods, DW Acceptance-enhanced behavior therapy (AEBT) for trichotillomania and chronic skin picking - Exploring the effects of component sequencing BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION 2008 32 5 579 594 10.1177/0145445507313800

Twohig, MP; Shoenberger, D; Hayes, SC A preliminary 1nvestigation of acceptance and commitment therapy as a treatment for marijuana dependence in adults JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 2007 40 4 619 632 10.1901/jaba.2007.619-632

Twohig, MP; Hayes, SC; Masucla, A Increasing willingness to experience obsessions: Acceptance and commitment therapy as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder BEHAVIOR THERAPY 2006 37 1 3 13 10.1016/j.beth.2005.02.001

Twohig, MP; Hayes, SC; Masuda, A A preliminary investigation of acceptance and commitment therapy as a treatment for chronic skin picking BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY 2006 44 10 1513 1522 10.1016/j.brat.2005.10.002

Twohig, MP; Woods, DW A preliminary investigation of acceptance and commitment therapy and habit reversal as a treatment for trichotillomania BEHAVIOR THERAPY 2004 35 4 803 820 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80021-2  

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