Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician's Guide for Supporting Parents

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APA Citation: 

Whittingham, K., Coyne, L. W. (2019). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician's Guide for Supporting Parents. Academic Press.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
ACT: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Book
Language: 
English
Keyword(s): 
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Parents
Abstract: 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide for Supporting Parents constitutes a principles-based guide for clinicians to support parents across various stages of child and adolescent development. It uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as an axis to integrate evolution science, behaviour analysis, attachment theory, emotion-focused and compassion-focused therapies into a cohesive framework. From this integrated framework, the authors explore practice through presenting specific techniques, experiential exercises, and clinical case studies.

  • Explores the integration of ACT with established parenting approaches
  • Includes a new model - the parent-child hexaflex - and explores each component of this model in depth with clinical techniques and a case study
  • Emphasizes how to foster a strong therapeutic relationship and case conceptualization from an acceptance and commitment therapy perspective
  • Covers the full spectrum of child development from infancy to adolescence
  • Touches upon diverse clinical presentations including: child anxiety, neurodevelopmental disorders, and child disruptive behavior problems, with special emphasis on infant sleep
  • Addresses how best to support parents with mental health concerns, such as postnatal depression
  • Is relevant for both novices and clinicians, students in psychology, social work and educational professionals supporting parents

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