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.