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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Insomnia: a session-by-session guide. rerafihi
APA Citation

El Rafihi-Ferreira, R. (2024). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Insomnia: a session-by-session guide. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Publication Topic
ACT: Empirical
Publication Type
About this book

This book presents a complete guide for psychotherapists to apply a protocol based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to the treatment of insomnia. It describes an evidence-based treatment program for insomnia based on the theoretical model of ACT which allows clinicians to both apply it as monotherapy or in conjunction with behavioral components that are associated with better insomnia treatment outcomes, such as stimulus control and sleep restriction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the current psychotherapy of choice to treat insomnia, but there are patients who have difficulties in adhering to some therapeutic elements and others who are refractory to this modality. Therefore, new therapeutic modalities are needed. ACT applied to insomnia has shown effective results, presenting another way to deal with the cognitive components involved in sleep difficulties.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Insomnia: A Session-By-Session Guide aims to bridge the gap between the available evidence on the use of ACT for insomnia and clinical practice by providing, in one single volume, all the necessary tools for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and mental health professionals interested in applying this innovative evidence-based approach to the treatment of insomnia.

Process Based Progress Note

This article introduces the Process Based Progress Note (PBPN), a newly developed tool aimed at enhancing documentation in therapy by focusing on a process-oriented approach. The PBPN was created to address the limitations of traditional note formats, such as SOAP and DAP, which often became repetitive, time-consuming, and insufficient for capturing trends at a glance, particularly with the integration of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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