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ACT Questions and Answers

A Practitioner's Guide to 50 Common Sticking Points in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

By Russ Harris

  • Paperback
  • £22.99

If you are new to ACT - or just want to improve your delivery - this easy-to-read reference guide will help you troubleshoot common in-session challenges and help your clients achieve lasting change.

Renowned ACT expert Russ Harris presents easy-to-read Q&A sessions to uncover the most common ways clients and practitioners get stuck when using ACT, how to get unstuck, and how to transform that "stuckness" into powerful personal growth.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a highly effective, evidence-based treatment for a number of mental health issues - from depression to addiction - that focuses on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change. It also provides innovative tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting psychological flexibility and profound behavioral change. However, there are several challenges and frustrations that can arise when delivering ACT in-session.

In the tradition of the hugely popular professional guide ACT Made Simple, ACT Questions and Answersoffers practical tools for overcoming common sticking points in-session. You'll find effective tips and strategies for moving past misconceptions about mindfulness and acceptance, how to deal with reluctant or unmotivated clients, and how to break down communication barriers that can stand in the way of progress. You'll also find links to free downloadable resources.

If you are new to ACT - or just want to improve your delivery - this easy-to-read reference guide will help you troubleshoot common in-session challenges and help your clients achieve lasting change.

Biographical Notes

Dr Russ Harris was born in Liverpool, England. After graduating in medicine from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he emigrated to Australia. As a family doctor, he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of medical illness (and increasingly less interested in writing prescriptions). In his eclectic career, he has been a stand-up comedian, sex therapist, filmmaker, novelist, and workshop presenter. He now practices as a psychological health physician in Melbourne.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781684030361
  • Publication date: 31 May 2018
  • Page count: 264
  • Imprint: New Harbinger
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