Practice to make a difference.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness processes, and commitment and behaviour change processes to produce psychological flexibility.

In this succinct and understandable survey, the authors show how ACT illuminates the ways that language encourages unhelpful skirmishing in clients' psychic lives, and how to use ACT to help clients accept private experiences, become more mindful of thoughts, develop greater clarity about personal values, and commit to needed behaviour change.

The latest edition in the Theories of Psychotherapy Series®, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy examines the therapy's history and process, evaluates the therapy's evidence base and effectiveness, and suggests future directions in the therapy's development.


  • Series Preface
  • How to Use This Book with APA Psychotherapy Videos
  • Preface
  • 1.Introduction
  • 2.History
  • 3.Theory
  • 4.The Therapy Process
  • 5.Evaluation
  • 6.Future Developments
  • 7.Summary
  • Glossary of Key Terms
  • Suggested Readings and Other Materials
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Authors
  • About the Series Editors

 Author Bio:

Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 35 books and over 475 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. His work has been recognized by several awards including the Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioural Research and Its Applications from APA's Division 25 (Behaviour Analysis), the Impact of Science on Application Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behaviour Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.

Jason Lillis, PhD, is an instructor in the department of psychiatry and human behaviour at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a clinical psychologist at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at The Miriam Hospital. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and completed his clinical internship at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at Stanford University. Jason is a leading researcher and an internationally recognized trainer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)

Author: Steven C. Hayes

$60.95 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • Genograms Assessment and Intervention

    Genograms Assessment and Intervention

    by McGoldrick, Gerson and Petry

    Widely used by both family therapists and all health care professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system for more targeted treatment. Now updated and expanded in its third edition, and featuring revised genograms for easier reading, reflecting the growing and widespread use of genograms for clinical intervention, this best-selling text provides a standard method for constructing a genogram, doing a genogram interview, and interpreting the results. Genograms of famous families—Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen... More info

    $49.95 Add to Cart
  • What You Need To Know About Cannabis: Understanding the Facts

    What You Need To Know About Cannabis: Understanding the Facts

    by David Emmett and Graeme Nice

    Does cannabis really trigger schizophrenia? Is it true that cannabis is a non-addictive drug? What's the difference between hash and skunk? According to the UN's estimate, 160 million people around the world use cannabis; that's roughly 2.5 per cent of the world population. Despite these figures, most people have a profound lack of knowledge about cannabis, made all the more dangerous by the changing nature of the drug itself, with much higher levels of potency being seen today than ever before. What You Need to Know About Cannabis offers... More info

    $30.99 Add to Cart
  • Laugh and Learn Series: Siblings You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

    Laugh and Learn Series: Siblings You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

    by Elizabeth Verdick

    Turn sibling rivalry into positive sibling relationships with this fun, humorous pocket guide for kids. Brothers and sisters can make for great friends, and it’s nice to have someone who’ll love you no matter what. But kids know that sibling relationships can be hard when problems of fairness, jealousy, conflict, tattling, privacy, and other things come up—and they usually do. This book teaches kids how to deal with sibling rivalry and more, including special situations such as siblings with special needs, step-siblings, and adopted siblings. Loaded with specific ways to... More info

    $17.95 Add to Cart