Benjamin Schoendorff's training page - Page de formateur ACT

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Welcome to my training page!

You will find on this page training documents in English covering my work in several countries: various worksheets and relevant articles.

On the child pages to this page, you will find documents in various languages (French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish).

In order to see these documents appear at the bottom of this page and to be able to download them, you have to be a member of ACBS. To join ACBS, click here!

Warm regards,

Benjamin Schoendorff

Pour les documents relatifs à mes ateliers québécois cliquez ici.

Pour les documents relatifs à mes ateliers français (France, Suisse, Belgique) cliquez ici.

For Swedish worshop documents click here.

Para Brasileo workshop documentos, cliquar aqui.

Para documentos en español, haga clic aquí.

In addition to the articles that you can download directly from this page, check out the following pieces available on the ACBS site by clicking on the links below:

Ruiz review of ACT 2010. Comprehensive article analyzing the general empirical evidence concerning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), both in terms of clinical trials and in terms of process studies.

FACT: The utility of an integration of functional analytic psychotherapy and acceptance and commitment therapy to alleviate human suffering. Callaghan, Gregg, Marx, Kohlenberg & Gifford, (2004). This article outlines the areas of convergence between ACT and FAP as well as the differences.

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to empower the therapeutic relationship, Pierson & Hayes (2007). This chapter outlines the ACT model of the therapeutic relationship and invites clinicians to concentrate on the ACT processes as they appear in the therapy room and the therapeutic relationship.

Mindfulness, values, and the therapeutic relationship in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Wilson & Sandoz, (2008). In S. F. Hick & T. Bein (Eds.), Mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship. New York: Guilford Press.

A Contextual Behavioral Approach to the Role of Emotion in Psychotherapy Supervision, Batten & Santanello (2009). Great article discussing how emotion processing in supervision 'This paper provides a contextual behavioral rationale for including a focus on emotion in supervision, with a four-phase model for shaping early trainees’ ability to use their emotional reactions to facilitate therapy in a coherent manner."

The role of emotion in psychotherapy supervision: A contextual behavioral analysis.  Batten & Follette (2000)

Selective bibliography:


Batten, S. (2011) The essentials of ACT. Short and to the point, this little book packs an unusual punch. It's all there in clear and concise prose. Highly recommended.

Hayes, S.C, Strosahl, K.D., & Wilson, K.G. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2nd edition). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Psychological Flexibility Training (PFT): Flexing Your Mind along with Your Muscles [Kindle Edition] Buy it on amazon (only $4,99!)

Wilson, K. G., & DuFrene, T. (2009). Mindfulness for Two: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Approach to Mindfulness in Psychotherapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Harris, R. (2009). ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Strosahl, K., Robinson, P., & Gustavsson, T. Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. A great clinician-aimed book brimming with clinical tips and handy workarounds the most common clinical difficulties. It will supercharge your ACT work.

Schoendorff, B., Grand, J., & Bolduc, M-F (2011). La thérapie d'acceptation et d'engagement, guide clinique. Brussels: De Boeck. This is the book we wrote around the matrix and integrating ACT and FAP. In simple language it takes you on a tour of how to do therapy using ACT, FAP and the matrix. It covers the overal ACT model, therapist tools, intake sessions, case conceptualisation and a thorough rund down of the ACT processes and how to enhance your process work with the relationship and the matrix. It concludes on two appendices, a theoretical one ranging from basic behavioral principles to RFT and an exposition of FAP rules and how to apply them to ACT processes. Richly illustrated with cartoons, clinical vignettes and a wealth of new and more traditional ACT exercices, we think it's a very good book and would love to see it translated in more languages as there is no other book like it right now.   Buy it on


Tsai, M., Kohlenberg, R.J., Kanter, J., Kohlenberg, B., Follette, W., & Callaghan, G. (2008). A guide to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Awareness, courage, love and behaviorism. New York: Springer. Buy it on

Kohlenberg, R. J., & Tsai, M. (1991). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: A guide for creating intense and curative therapeutic relationships. New York: Plenum. Buy it on

Tsai, Kohlenberg, Kanter, Hlman, Loudon (2012) Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Distinctive Features. Buy it on


Törneke, N. (2010). Learning RFT: An introduction to relational frame theory and its clinical applications. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Clinical Behavior Analysis:

Ramnero, J., & Törneke, N. (2008). ABCs of human behavior: Behavioral principles for the practicing clinician. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger & Reno, NV: Context Press.

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