Learning ACT: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists

Learning ACT: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists Author Jason Luoma PhD
ISBN-10 1572244984
ISBN-13 9781572244986
Year 2007-11-01
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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The groundswell of interest in acceptance and commitment therapy ACT is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy Whether you are new to the profession or an experienced clinician with an established career seeking to incorporate ACT work into your practice this book is an essential resource ACT is both a unique approach and somewhat counterintuitive in its methods Learning to do ACT well requires practice patience and good information This book is a major contribution to ACT professional literature a comprehensive activity based workbook that will help you understand and take advantage of ACTs unique six process model both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients Learning ACT begins with an overview of the ACT model outlining its theoretical and philosophical underpinnings Next you will learn how to understand and make use of the six core ACT processes In later chapters you ll be introduced to the ACT approach to establishing an effective and powerful therapeutic relationship and learn to conceptualize cases from an ACT perspective Throughout these chapters are numerous exercises to help you apply what you are learning in order to process the material at a deeper level Unique to this volume is a DVD that includes role played examples of the core ACT processes in action Use this helpful addition to bring to life the concepts developed in the text An invaluable aid to serious ACT study the DVD can be reviewed often as you gain facility with the model

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