Original Non-English ACT Books

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Original Non-English ACT Books

Dutch

  •  A-Tjak, J., & De Groot, F. (Eds.). (2008) . Acceptance and commitment therapy: Een inleiding voor hulpverleners. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum. (ISBN 978 90 313 5894 6. NUR 777)
    • An original edited volume about ACT.
  •  Jansen, G. (2006). Denk wat I wilt doe wat I droomt: op weg naar waardevol leven. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Nieuwezijds.
    • An ACT-related book in Dutch. Some discussion between ACT and Cognitive Therapy in this book, but it is not possible to make such discrimination out of a language community. The book definitely puts a number of ACT concepts forward for consideration.

Finnish

German

  • Wengenroth, M. (2008). Das Leben annehmen. So hile die Akzeptanz- und Commitmenttherapie (ACT). Bern, Germany: Huber.
    • An original German, ACT-based self-help book. Very good buzz about this book by ACT experts.

Portuguese

  • Boavista, R. (2012). Terapia of Aceitação e Compromisso (ACT): Purpose uma possibilidade para a clínica comportamental. Santo André: ESETec Editores Associados.
    • In this book Rodrigo RC Boavista does a book review that contemplates philosophical assumptions, theoretical foundations, model of psychopathology and a few application scenarios of the ACT therapeutic approach.
  • Lucena-Santos, P., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Oliveira, MS (Eds.) (2015). Terapias Comportamentais of Terceira Geração: Guia para profissionais. Novo Hamburgo: Sinopsys Editora
    • An original book including but not limited to ACT. Specifically, this book is a professional guide on third-wave behavioral therapies (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, Behavioral Activation Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy)

Spanish

  • Luciano, C. (Ed.). (2001). Terapia of Acceptance and Compromise (ACT) and the Traastorno de Evitación Experiencial. A síntesis of casinos clinics. (Ed.) Valencia: Promolibro.
    • An original ACT book in Spanish with a series of very creative single case studies.
  • Barraca, J. (Ed.). (2005). The mente o la vida. An aproximation to the Terapia of Acceptance and Compromise. Bilbao: Desclée de Brouwer.
    • An original edited ACT book in Spanish.
  • Wilson, KG, & Luciano, C. (2002). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A behavioral treatment focused on values. Madrid: Pirámide.
    • An original ACT book in English ACT authors.
  • García Higuera, JA (2003). Terapia psicológica en el tartamudeo, from Van Riper to the terapia of acceptance and compromiso.Barcelona: Editorial Ariel. Visit this site web para más información.
    • An ACT book dedicated to stuttering and its psychological treatment.
  • García Higuera, JA (2007). Curso Teraperutico de Aceptación I y II. Madrid: Paradox.
    • An ACT self help book with 4 audio CDs with lots of exercises.

French

  • Schoendorff, B. (2009) . To face suffering, choose life rather than struggle with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Paris: Retz.
    • The first book on ACT in French. It is a bibliotherapy book based in part on the I-view model of Kevin Polk and Jerold Hambright. Please visit  fairefacealasouffrance.com .
    • This is the first book on ACT in French. It's a self-help book based on Kevin Polk and Jerold Hambright's I-view. Also visit fairefacealasouffrance.com .
  • Monestès, J. L. (2009). Faire la paix avec son passé. Paris: Odile Jacob.
    • Nos souvenirs, particulièrement les plus douloureux, nous incitent à la lutte pour éviter leur réapparition. Ce livre sur la mémoire développe de nombreux concepts de l’ACT et les applique aux souvenirs des événements que nous aurions préféré ne pas vivre.
    • It is our natural tendency to struggle when we are confronted to hurting memories. We would prefer to erase them if we could. This book on memory uses ACT concepts to deal with memories of events we would rather not have lived.
  • Monestès, J. L. (2010)Changer grâce à Darwin. La théorie de votre évolution. Paris: Odile Jacob.
    • Darwin nous a appris comment l’évolution avait façonné notre espèce. Mais sa théorie peut aussi être utile à chacun d’entre nous au quotidien !
    • Cet ouvrage explique comment les mécanismes naturels qui ont fait leur preuve pour l’espèce humaine peuvent aider chacun de nous à évoluer dans sa vie : nous pouvons favoriser une sélection de nos comportements, et ne plus laisser le hasard gérer notre destin.
    • Il propose de nombreux outils pratiques fondés sur la thérapie d’acceptation et d’engagement et les thérapies cognitives et comportementales : dépasser les obstacles au changement, créer de la variation, développer sa curiosité au monde, mais aussi, quand il le faut, accepter les choses comme elles viennent, ne rien changer, cesser de vouloir contrôler l’incontrôlable….
    • Un « darwinisme personnel » pour faciliter votre propre évolution !
    • This book presents a selectionist approach of behaviors. It proposes advice and tools to commit in direction of values and to walk through acceptance, by using concepts from Darwinism and ACT.

Japanese

  • Kumano, H. & Muto, T. (Eds.) (2009). Tokushuu-gou: Akuseputansu ando komittoment serapi. in the “Kokoro-no-Rinshou a la carte” Magazine for clinicians. Tokyo: Seiwa-shoten.
    • Title translation: Special volume: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Find it at www.seiwa-pb.co.jp.
  • Kumano, H. (2009). 21 seiki no jibun sagashi project: kara no ori kara dete, machi ni dekakeyou. Tokyo: Sanga.
    • Title translation: The “Pursuit of myself” project in 21 century: Breaking the prison of conceptualized myself. Find it at www.samgha.com.jp.
  • Muto, T. (Eds.) (2006). Akuseputansu ando komittoment serapi no bunmyaku: Rinshou-kudu-bunseki no maindofuru-na tenkai. Tokyo: Brain-shuppan.
    • Title:  Some contexts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Mindfulness in Clinical Behavior Analysis . Find it at  www.brain-shuppan.co.jp .

Korean

  • Lee, Seonyoung (2017). 꼭 알고 싶은 수용-전념 치료의 모든 것: ACT와 친해지기. Soulmate. Seoul.