The Process Variables of Acceptance-Commitment Group Therapy for Anxiety and Effect

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APA Citation: 

Lee, S. & Ahn, C. (2012). The Process Variables of Acceptance-Commitment Group Therapy for Anxiety and Effect. The Korean Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 24, 223-254.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Article
Language: 
English
Language: 
조선말, 한국어 (Korean)
Abstract: 

This study hypothesized process variables of ACT for Anxiety and examined the effects of an Act program on anxiety. The Korean treatment program is constructed based on Acceptance-Commitment Therapy (ACT) and also includes some of the meditation practices from K-MBSR program. In this research, process variables were hypothesized to be changed through receiving a treatment and exhibit a therapeutic effect on emotional distress. In doing so, the program was administered to undergraduate and graduate students as well as general public for 10 sessions. The analysis included 27 from the treatment group and 27 from the control group. Results of this study showed that the treatment group reported more decreases in anxiety, depression, anxiety sensitivity, and anxiety controllability than the control group. Furthermore, process variables in ACT for anxiety such as mindfulness, thought suppression, acceptance, and self-compassion increased after receiving treatment. Finally, limitations of the present study and suggestion for future study are discussed.

(Note: Original article is in Korean).