Here's a cool video on a client being treated for compulsive hoarding using ACT . The therapist in the video is D.J. Moran, a well-known ACT therapist and author of this book. There hasn't been a lot of press for ACT yet, so this is neat. The client does say something that she clearly learned [...]
Brain in a Vat has written about a new study that examined how an author’s place in a list of authors on a peer reviewed paper affected perceptions of the relative merit. Here’s one conclusion based on the article: As expected, survey respondents rated first authors the highest in terms of work performed while rating [...]
Joseph Ciarrochi and David Mercer have created a series of wonderful drawings that relate to a variety of ACT metaphors and stories. You can find them for download here. Please credit them if you use them in your work.
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There are a number of resources that I am aware of regarding ACT workshops. The number one place to look for trainings is on the contextualscience.org homepage . That's the home of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science , the home of ACT. Many new events are being listed there all the time. Workshops that [...]
Here's a copy of the Case Conceptualization Form from Learning ACT (2nd Edition). Feel free to use it along with the book so that you don't have to have an ugly, photocopied version from the book (with the smudges and coffee stains from when you spilled your coffee on it...I hate it when that happens!). [...]
Click here to download a copy of the core competency self rating form for your own use. You can use the ACT Core Competency Self-Rating Form to help you in your learning of ACT. The self-assessment describes the primary behaviors that a therapist would be engaging in if they were consistent with the ACT model. [...]
Feel free to ask me (Jason Luoma) a question using the form below. I respond to all questions I am asked and am happy to help you find your way to trainings and resources if you are new to ACT.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word, not the letters) is a new cognitive-behavior therapy that has gained increasing attention in recent years. ACT emphasizes such processes as mindfulness, acceptance, and values in helping clients overcome obstacles in their lives. A basic assumption of ACT is that suffering is a normal and unavoidable [...]
Contextual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain outlines an ACT based approach to chronic pain.