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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT Distinctive Features)

29th September 2009

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) focuses on accepting and dealing with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings instead of challenging these beliefs by looking for a more rational response – a technique used in other methods of cognitive behaviour therapy.

Acceptance and Commitment

ACT incorporates acceptance and mindfulness strategies, encouraging the client to observe their experience without judgement and then work with this experience rather than against it, to bring about psychological change. Divided into two sections, the distinctive theoretical features of ACT and the distinctive practical features of ACT this book summarises the key features of the approach in 30 concise points.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Distinctive Features provides an excellent guide to ACT and explains how the technique differs from traditional cognitive behaviour therapy. Its straightforward format will appeal to those who are new to the field, and it will be a handy reference tool for more experienced clinicians.

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