Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Unified Model of Behavior Change

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This article summarizes the process involved in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Process and outcome evidence is presented for positive change across a wide range of growth areas and applied problems. The psychological flexibility model underlying ACT is purported to be a unified, rather than symptomalogical, model for behavior change and personal development.
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Describe factors affecting the re-examination of syndromal thinking and movement toward a more unified model approach.
  • Provide suggestions for applying the ACT model.         
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Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Jacqueline Pistorello, PhD, is a research faculty member in Counseling Services at The University of Nevada, Reno.

Michael Levin, is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at The University of Nevada, Reno.


Division 17This Continuing Education program is in partnership with the Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology).

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