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This practical, easy-to-use book introduces the theory and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a key contextual third wave CBT approach. The book takes the reader through the therapeutic stages from start to end, showing how to use acceptance and mindfulness together with commitment and behaviour change strategies to improve mental health. This is a uniquely concise and clear introduction that does not require prior knowledge of the approach. It puts the emphasis on practical interventions and direct applicability in real practice; avoids jargon and complex language; is full of case examples to translate the theory into practice; includes key points and questions to test readers’ comprehension of the topics covered.

After reading this book, readers will be able to apply basic ACT interventions for ...

The ACT Therapeutic Stance
The ACT therapeutic stance

Whether clearly articulated or not, all traditional psychotherapies are conducted within the context of a therapeutic relationship. However, different therapeutic approaches vary in the extent to which this relationship is seen as central or ancillary to the actual work of therapy, even though it has significant impact on the outcomes of treatment across ...

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