Grounded in the latest research, Trauma-Focused ACT presents a highly effective, comprehensive, and trauma-informed treatment guide.
If you treat clients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other trauma-related disorders, you need a flexible protocol that also addresses the common symptoms among comorbid conditions. In Trauma-Focused ACT, renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer Russ Harris offers a new and innovative ACT-based protocol for treating trauma in clients, which integrates cutting-edge therapeutic developments to treat the broadest possible range of trauma-related disorders—from anxiety and depression to chronic pain and addiction.
Designed for ACT practitioners at all levels of experience and tailored specifically for trauma sensitivities, this unique guide is based on the empirically supported protocol Harris developed for the World Health Organization (WHO) to use in refugee camps. Packed with tools, techniques, strategies, and theory, it also includes links to downloadable resources, including videos, MP3s, and worksheets.
If you’re looking to integrate ACT for trauma into your practice, this book has everything you need to start helping clients live in the present, heal the past, and work toward a better future.
In this cutting-edge workbook, you’ll learn how to:
• Help clients find a sense of safety and security in their body
• Reverse hopelessness and build optimism
• Rapidly ground and center clients
• Use values for post-traumatic growth
About the Author:
Russ Harris is an internationally acclaimed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and author of the best-selling ACT-based self-help book The Happiness Trap, which has sold over 600,000 copies and been published in thirty languages. He is widely renowned for his ability to teach ACT in a way that is simple, clear, and fun—yet extremely practical.