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ACT: An overview of acceptance and commitment therapy

Richards, Danielle (2012) ACT: An overview of acceptance and commitment therapy. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal, 3. pp. 15-23.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an innovative approach to psychotherapy. Currently, the American Psychological Association lists it as an empirically supported treatment for depression. ACT can be adopted to be applicable to various populations and settings. Typically ACT utilizes six core principles: cognitive defusion, acceptance, contact with the present moment, observing the self, values and committed action. A description of ACT and these core principles is provided. A review of the research on ACT is then discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: wellness, acceptance, commitment, therapy, ACT, psychotherapy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 20:58
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2593

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