Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Contemporary Theory Research and Practice

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APA Citation: 

Blackledge, J. T., Ciarrochi, J., & Deane, F. (Eds.). (2009). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Contemporary Theory Research and Practice. Bowen Hills, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
ACT: Empirical
Publication Type: 

This important new work showcases the very latest in the theory, research and practice of ACT across a range of clinical applications, including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD and substance abuse, with contributions from leading ACT practitioners including co-founders Kirk Strosahl, Kelly Wilson and Rob Zettle.


acknowledgements v
preface vii

chapter one
ACT, RFT, and Contextual Behavioral Science 1
Michael Levin and Steven C. Hayes

chapter two
Core Processes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 41
John T. Blackledge and Dermot Barnes-Holmes

chapter three
Teaching ACT: To Whom, Why and How 59
Kirk D. Strosahl and Patricia J. Robinson

chapter four
Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders: An ACT Perspective 87
Rhonda M. Merwin and Kelly G. Wilson

chapter five
ACT and Health Conditions 119
Joanne Dahl

chapter six
ACT With Depression: The Role of Forgiving 151
Robert D. Zettle, Stacy L. Barner and Suzanne Gird

chapter seven
Brief Group ACT for Anxiety 175
Natalie M. Glaser, John T. Blackledge, Louise M. Shepherd and Frank P. Deane

chapter eight
Self-Destructive Behavior, ACT and Functional Analysis 201
Tobias Lundgren

chapter nine
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training for Work Stress and Burnout in Mental Health Direct Care Providers 223
J. Scott Bethay, Kelly G. Wilson and Katherine H. Moyer

chapter ten
Promoting Social Intelligence Using the Experiential Role-Play Method 247
Linda L. Bilich and Joseph Ciarrochi

chapter eleven
ACT and CBT for Psychosis: Comparisons and Contrasts 263
Hamish J. McLeod

chapter twelve
Beyond the Fragmented Self: Integrating Acceptance and Psychodynamic Approaches in the Treatment of Borderline Personality 281
Ann Bailey, Dianne Mooney-Reh, Lisa Parker and Sonja Temelkovski

chapter thirteen
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorders 311
Sonja V. Batten, Jason C. DeViva, Andrew P. Santanello,
Lorie J. Morris, Paul R. Benson and Mark A. Mann

Table of contents and preface attached.
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