Essentials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Sonja Batten - United States Department of Veterans Affairs
'The literature on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is vast but if you want to dig down to the essentials of ACT you've found the right volume. Nothing central is left out and nothing unnecessary is left in. Written by one of the world's experts on ACT, this book delivers. Highly recommended.'
Dr Steven C. Hayes, Foundation Professor, University of Nevada
This practical, easy-to-use book introduces the theory and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a key contextual third wave CBT approach. The book takes the reader through the therapeutic stages from start to end, showing how to use acceptance and mindfulness together with commitment and behaviour change strategies to improve mental health. This is a uniquely concise and clear introduction that does not require prior knowledge of the approach. It
· puts the emphasis on practical interventions and direct applicability in real practice
· avoids jargon and complex language
· is full of case examples to translate the theory into practice
· includes key points and questions to test readers' comprehension of the topics covered.
After reading this book, readers will be able to apply basic ACT interventions for common problems, and will know if they are interested in more in-depth training in ACT. This is a must-have overview of ACT for CBT trainees on graduate level courses in the UK and worldwide. It will also be of value to practitioners on ACT workshops and short courses, as preliminary or follow-up reading.
Sonja Batten is a clinical psychologist who works on mental health policy for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
This book, although specialised for counselling students has provided an excellent insight into the essentials of Acceptance and Commitment therapy for our therapeutic Assistant Practitioner students.
this is a thorough and concise introduction t9 an important subject of acceptance as a starting point for change. I usually scan read texts and found myself reading this one, well done.
This book provides a helpful and clear introduction to ACT, particularly helpful for those with no prior knowledge of ACT
Clear and concise, providing both a sound explanation of the theory and a clear guide to its application in therapy, my students really found it easy to grasp and useless in their studies/.
A thoughtful, easy to read primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
This book is a good introduction to ACT and suitable for beginners. It is clear and practical with good examples and points for reflection.
This is a brief but excellent guide to ACT. Not only are all the basic aspects covered but case examples of the approach are also included.
Great inclusion of clinical behavioral analysis into my class
This book provides an easy to understand introduction to ACT. It also takes the reader deeper into the subject, providing a base of knowledge to then contiune further reading.
An excellent beginning text on ACT.