This volume examines the role of mindfulness principles and practices in a range of well-established cognitive and behavioral treatment approaches. Leading scientist-practitioners describe how their respective modalities incorporate such nontraditional themes as mindfulness, acceptance, values, spirituality, being in relationship, focusing on the present moment, and emotional deepening. Coverage includes acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, integrative behavioral couple therapy, behavioral activation, and functional analytic psychotherapy. Contributors describe their clinical methods and goals, articulate their theoretical models, and examine similarities to and differences from other approaches.
"Addresses a new set of behavior therapies developed over ten years. The book covers nontraditional themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, values, spirituality, being in a relationship, focusing on the present moment, and emotional deepening....Novice readers can learn some basic techniques that are part of the ACT model....The book includes chapters for using ACT for specific purposes....I enjoyed reading the book. I really recommend it."
-Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
"This excellent book provides a very readable overview of how the 'third wave' behavioral and cognitive therapies such as ACT, MBCT, and DBT are integrating the concepts of mindfulness, acceptance, the therapeutic relationship, values, spirituality, and meditation into a clinical practice....Heaving utilized some of the ideas with current clients, I would highly recommend this inspiring book to other clinicians as an aid to reflecting on their clinical practice. It is both a readable overview and a useful reference text of clinical wisdom and advances in research."
-Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling, and Psychotherapy
"Hayes et al. have produced a collection of applied research articles filled with golden nuggets of insights, research, and practice applications for a variety of common clinical issues. These scientist-practitioners continue to demonstrate that their variations of acceptance and change-based strategies have influenced in significant ways not only the traditional cognitive-behavioral based therapeutic traditions but have also—and most importantly—improved the quality of their client's lives."
-Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
"The use of acceptance and mindfulness is presented...by an impressive array of authors and researchers in numerous domains including the treatment of refractory depression, trauma, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use disorders, and couples therapy."
-Journal of Trauma Practice
Table of Contents:
1. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the New Behavior Therapies: Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Relationship, Steven C. Hayes
2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Synthesizing Radical Acceptance with Skillful Means, Clive J. Robins, Henry Schmidt III, and Marsha M. Linehan
3. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Theoretical Rationale and Empirical Status, Zindel V. Segal, John D. Teasdale, and J. Mark G. Williams
4. Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Comparisons, Contrasts, and Application to Anxiety, Susan M. Orsillo, Lizabeth Roemer, Jennifer Block Lerner, and Matthew T. Tull
5. Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Acceptance, Robert J. Kohlenberg, Jonathan W. Kanter, Madelon Bolling, Reo Wexner, Chauncey Parker, and Mavis Tsai
6. Values Work in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Setting a Course for Behavioral Treatment, Kelly G. Wilson and Amy R. Murrell
7. Finding the Action in Behavioral Activation: The Search for Empirically Supported Interventions and Mechanisms of Change, Christopher Martell, Michael Addis, and Sona Dimidjian
8. Mindfulness, Acceptance, Validation, and "Individual" Psychopathology in Couples, Alan E. Fruzzetti and Kate M. Iverson
9. Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Trauma, Victoria M. Follette, Kathleen M. Palm, and Mandra L. Rasmussen Hall
10. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Bringing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy into the Valued Present, T. D. Borkovec and Brian Sharpless
11. Acceptance and Change in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Evolution of Manual-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, G. Terence Wilson
12. Vipassana Meditation as a Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders, G. Alan Marlatt, Katie Witkiewitz, Tiara M. Dillworth, Sarah W. Bowen, George A. Parks, Laura Marie Macpherson, Heather S. Lonczak, Mary E. Larimer, Tracy Simpson, Arthur W. Blume, and Rick Crutcher
13. Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Change in Couple Therapy, Andrew Christensen, Mia Sevier, Lorelei E. Simpson, and Krista S. Gattis
About the Editors:
Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. His career has focused on the analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. Dr. Hayes has received awards including the Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, the Impact of Science on Application Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Victoria M. Follette, PhD, is Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. She heads the Trauma Research Institute of Nevada, using a contextual behavioral approach to understanding the sequelae of trauma. Her areas of interest include taking science into applied treatment and mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches to treatment.
Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their efficacy for persons with severe mental disorders and multiple diagnoses. Her primary research is in the application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder.
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