The History of ACT/RFT: Observations from an Eyewitness (Zettle) - audio

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This is audio from the Second World Conference on ACT, RFT, and Contextual Behavioral Science held in London, July 2006.

Robert Zettle, Wichita State University

Historical, conceptual, philosophical, and empirical developments beginning in the early 1980s until the present that have contributed to the emergence of ACT and RFT and their interrelationship will be presented from a participant-observer perspective.

Educational Objectives:

    1. Learn about what processes, issues, and concerns were instrumental in the development of comprehensive distancing as a functional contextualistic approach to psychotherapy with verbally-skilled adults;
    2. Learn about what processes, issues, and concerns were instrumental in the development of RFT as an alternative to Skinner's Verbal Behavior in accounting for human language and cognition;
    3. Learn about what processes, issues, and concerns were instrumental in RFT serving as the model of human language and cognition upon which contemporary ACT is based.
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