Páez, Luciano, & Gutiérrez, 2005

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Páez, M. B., Luciano, M. C., & Gutiérrez, O. (2005). La aplicación de la terapia de aceptación y compromiso (ACT) en el tratamiento de los problemas psicológicos asociados al cáncer [Using ACT in the treatment of psychological problems associated with cancer]. Psicooncologí­a, 2, 49-70.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
Publication Type: 
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, experiential avoidance disorder, cancer, behavioral rigidity

The suffering correlated to having cancer is experience that most patient confront. However, in spite of the psychological impact of such an event, the course of life is affected by the way patient cope with fears, worries, negative memories and thought about the future. High believability with such private events occur when a patient behaves according to the and, consequently, his or her life becomes limited and impoverished. Experiential Avoidance Disorder (EAD) is a core component in such cases and it is defined by behavioral rigidity. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is being shown effective in altering the verbal contexts that defined EAD and, consequently, in promoting behavioral flexibility. The present paper is aimed only to briefly expose ACT interventions with breast-cancer patients.