• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

CBT has become more established as the therapy of choice in recent years, and consequently different voices in the CBT tradition have become prominent. This book brings together these voices by offering its readers a one-stop guide to the major approaches.

Each chapter offers an overview of a particular approach to CBT, covering:

Historical development of the approach; Theoretical underpinnings; Practical Applications; Case Examples; Research status

This book is essential reading for CBT trainees and practitioners as well as those training within the broader field of counseling & psychotherapy.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and commitment therapy
EricMorris and Joseph E.Oliver

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a modern radical behavioural approach to psychotherapy that emphasises active acceptance and a mindful stance toward experiences, to enable people to commit to actions guided by their personal values.

ACT (pronounced as one word) is based upon a functional contextual philosophy, and draws upon a basic account of language (relational frame theory) that has emerged from research into verbal behaviour. Compared to other cognitive behavioural psychotherapies, the ACT stance emphasises working on the way people relate to their thinking and feeling, rather than directly trying to challenge or change the form or frequency of these experiences. This has been suggested as a key feature of the ‘third wave’ in the ...

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