Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Scientific articles documenting the efficacy of this behavior therapy (ACT) can be found below. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is rooted in learning principles and is considered a behavior therapy. With that said, especially given the new climate of integration, many “cognitive” techniques and exercises can be used in ACT. The CBT interventions can be effective, but an ACT practitioner and theorist may just believe the mechanisms of change, i.e., the reason the person is experiencing improvements is for a different reason than the cognitive theorist.

Making Sense of Spirituality

Hayes, S. C. (1984). Making sense of spirituality. Behaviorism, 12, 99-110.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Anxiety

Hofmann, S.G., Heering S., Sawyer, A.T., & Asnaani, A. (2009). How to Handle Anxiety: The Effects of Reappraisal, AcceptanACT-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy- Adapting Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction to OCD-patel2007ce, and Suppression Strategies on Anxious Arousal. Behavior Research and Therapy, 47, 389-394.

Efficacy of the Third Wave of Behavioral Therapies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

ACT-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-Third Wave of Behavioral Therapies – Ost-10.1016@j.brat.2007.12.005

ACT vs. CBT: Matching Apples with Oranges?

Gaudiano, B.A. (2009). Öst’s (2008) Methodological Comparison of Clinical Trials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Matching Apples with Oranges?. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47 (12): 1066-1070.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for OCD: Case Report

Patel, S.R. (2007). Adapting Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for the Treatment of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: A Case Report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14, 375-380.

Podcast Interview

Cognitive Behaivor Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) vs. Rational Emotive Beahvior Therapy (REBT) – Dr. Windy Dryden interviewed by Dr. J. Ryan Fuller


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