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ACT made simple : an easy-to-read primer on acceptance and commitment therapy
Harris, Russ, 1938- , author.
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2009]

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viii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Focuses on the six core therapeutic processes of ACT and presents scripts, exercises, worksheets and a session-by-session guide to implementing ACT-style therapy.
What's it all about? -- ACT in a nutshell -- Stuck, not broken -- The house of ACT -- Getting experimental -- Opening ACT -- Creative what??!! -- Watch your thinking -- Open up -- Be here now -- Pure awareness -- Know what matters -- Do what it takes -- Getting unstuck -- I and thou -- The therapist's journey -- Appendix I: Case conceptualization made simple.
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RC489.A32 H37 2009 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Would you like to be less stressed and more fulfilled at work? Then join the many thousands of therapists worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). ACT is not just a proven effective treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and myriad other mental health issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition, packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change. A practical and entertaining primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers what other professional manuals do not: clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. Reading this book is all the training you need to begin using ACT techniques with your clients for impressive results

Author Notes

Russ Harris, MD, is an internationally acclaimed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and author of the popular ACT-based self-help book,The Happiness Trap, now published in over fifteen languages and twenty countries. He is widely renowned for his ability to train therapists in ACT in a way that is clear, accessible, and fun.

Foreword writerSteven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is University of Nevada Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of dozens of books and scientific articles, including the successful ACT workbookGet Out of Your Mind and into Your Life.