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Essentials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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ISBN-10: 1849201684

ISBN-13: 9781849201681

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sonja V. Batten

List price: $34.99
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This practical, easy-to-use book introduces the theory and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a key 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. Unlike other ACT textbooks, this is a concise introduction pitched at those without prior knowledge of the approach; it- 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- puts the emphasis on practical…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 3/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.60" wide x 9.30" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Dr. Sonja Batten currently serves as the Deputy Chief Consultant for Specialty Mental Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine. Dr. Batten has previously served as the Deputy Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, the coordinator for the Trauma Recovery Programs for the VA Maryland Health Care System, and Associate Director for Women's Health Research at Yale.

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Praise for the Book
The ACT Conceptual Framework
The ACT Therapeutic Stance
Moving from Control to Willingness
Reducing the Hold of Language
Contacting the Present Moment
Identifying a Consistent Self-Perspective
Clarifying Individual Life Values
Building a Life through Committed Action
ACT for Anxiety
ACT for Depression
ACT for Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
Special Considerations in Applying ACT