CBT Practitioner's Guide to ACT: How to Bridge the Gap Between CBT and ACT

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Published USA, 2008
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioners who have integrated Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) strategies into their practices find this revolutionary third-wave treatment enormously effective. However, many encounter challenges due to the differences between the two therapeutic models. This book explains how to bridge the CBT-ACT divide and utilize both therapies for a powerful treatment approach. Grounded in current research, the book clarifies how CBT and ACT differ, how they are similar, and includes all the information you need to begin incorporating ACT techniques into your clinical practice. Worksheets and exercises for both you and your clients appear throughout to help you integrate the two therapies.

CONTENTS
Toward an Integration of ACT and CBT
Escaping the Traps of Language
Supercharging Traditional CBT Techniques
Letting Go of the Self to Discover the Self
How Philosophical Assumptons Shape Our Lives
The Possibility of Radical Acceptance
Values and Commitment
Promoting Emotional Intelligence

Joseph Ciarrochi is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Ann Bailey is an experienced practitioner in ACT
Paperback. 204 pages


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