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Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science

David S Wilson, Steven C. Hayes, Anthony Biglan
Authors:
David S Wilson, Steven C. Hayes, Anthony Biglan

What do evolutionary science and contextual behavioral science have in common? Edited by David Sloan Wilson and Steven C. Hayes, this groundbreaking book offers a glimpse into the histories of these two schools of thought, and provides a sound rationale for their reintegration.Evolutionary science (ES) provides a unifying theoretical framework for the biological sciences, and is increasingly being applied to the human-related sciences. Meanwhile, contextual behavioral science (CBS) seeks to understand the history and function of human behavior in the context of everyday life where behaviors occur, and to influence behavior in a practical sense. This volume seeks to integrate these two bodies of knowledge that have developed largely independently.In Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science, two renowned experts in their fields argue why ES and CBS are intrinsically linked, as well as why their reintegration-or, reunification-is essential. The main purpose of this book is to continue to move CBS under the umbrella of ES, and to help evolutionary scientists understand how working alongside contextual behavioral scientists can foster both the development of ES principles and their application to practical situations.Rather than the sequential relationship that is typically imagined between these two schools of thought, this volume envisions a parallel relationship between ES and CBS, where science can best influence positive change in the real world.

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ACT for Psychosis Recovery

Emma K. O'Donoghue, Eric M.J. Morris, Joseph E. Oliver, Louise C. Johns
Authors:
Emma K. O'Donoghue, Eric M.J. Morris, Joseph E. Oliver, Louise C. Johns

ACT for Psychosis Recovery is the first book to provide a breakthrough, evidence-based, step-by-step approach for group work with clients suffering from psychosis. As evidenced in a study by Patricia A. Bach and Steven C. Hayes, patients with psychotic symptoms who received acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in addition to treatment as usual showed half the rate of rehospitalization as those who did not. With this important guide, you'll learn how a patient's recovery can be both supported and sustained by promoting acceptance, mindfulness, and values-driven action.The journey of personal recovery from psychosis is immensely challenging. Patients often struggle with paranoia, auditory hallucinations, difficulties with motivation, poor concentration and memory, and emotional dysregulation. In addition, families and loved ones may have trouble understanding psychosis, and stigmatizing attitudes can limit opportunity and create alienation for patients.True recovery from psychosis means empowering patients to take charge of their lives. Rather than focusing on pathology, ACT teaches patients how to stay grounded in the present moment, disengage from their symptoms, and pursue personally meaningful lives based on their values.In this groundbreaking book, you will learn how to facilitate ACT groups based on a central metaphor (Passengers on the Bus), so that mindfulness and values-based action are introduced in a way that is engaging and memorable. You will also find tips and strategies to help clients identify valued directions, teach clients how to respond flexibly to psychotic symptoms, thoughts, and emotions that have been barriers to living a valued life, and lead workshops that promote compassion and connection among participants.You'll also find tried and tested techniques for engaging people in groups, particularly those traditionally seen as "hard to reach"-people who may be wary of mental health services or experience paranoia. And finally, you'll gain skills for engaging participants from various ethnic backgrounds.Finding purpose and identity beyond mental illness is an important step in a patient's journey toward recovery. Using the breakthrough approach in this book, you can help clients gain the insight needed to achieve lasting well-being.

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Process-Based CBT

Stefan G. Hofmann, Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Stefan G. Hofmann, Steven C. Hayes
New Harbinger

Metaphor in Practice

Niklas Törneke
Authors:
Niklas Törneke

The use of metaphor is central to the implementation of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and is a powerful tool for all practicing psychotherapists. In Metaphor in Practice, psychotherapist Niklas Törneke presents the first practical book to combine the behavioral and linguistic sciences of metaphor, and illustrates how and when to apply metaphors in practice for better treatment outcomes.The use of metaphors and experiential exercises can help clients gain a deeper understanding of the problems that cause their disorders. Metaphors help clients connect with their values, and often spark the inspiration and motivation needed to make a commitment to change. And while metaphor is central to relational frame theory (RFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), research now shows its usefulness has an even broader reach.In this book, you'll find a scientific analysis of metaphor based on over thirty years of research, as well as trends in research over the last ten years. The book includes an overview of RFT, how metaphor has influenced the community of behavior analysis, as well as available clinical research on metaphor use. You'll also discover how to create metaphors for functional analysis, distance of observation, and things that matter to your client. Most importantly, you'll find practical examples of metaphors and clinical exercises you can use in-session.

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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Made Simple

Gareth Holman, Jonathan Kanter, Mavis Tsai, Robert Kohlenberg
Authors:
Gareth Holman, Jonathan Kanter, Mavis Tsai, Robert Kohlenberg
New Harbinger

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Addictive Behaviors

Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes

This fascinating book for mental health professionals explores emerging mindfulness and acceptance treatments for addictions of all kinds, including gambling addiction, binge eating disorder, pornography addiction, cigarette smoking, and substance abuse. The series of articles written by leading researchers in addiction and mindfulness therapies introduce the latest research on using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Each article illuminates the mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments that work best for particular addictive behaviours, reviews empirical data, and discusses future directions for research and treatment applications. Edited by Steven Hayes, one of the best-known clinicians working with acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions, his book will dramatically impact the way addictions of all kinds are viewed and addressed in therapy.

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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems

Robyn D. Walser, Darrah Westrup, Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Robyn D. Walser, Darrah Westrup, Steven C. Hayes

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) offers a promising, empirically validated approach to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related problems. In this volume, you'll find a complete theoretical and practical guide to making this revolutionary new model work in your practice.After a quick overview of PTSD, the first part of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems explains the problem of experiential avoidance as it relates to trauma and explores the verbal nature of post-traumatic stress. You'll learn the importance of mindfulness and acceptance in the ACT model, find out how to structure sessions with your clients, and examine the problem of control. The section concludes by introducing you to the idea of creative hopelessness as the starting point for creating a new, workable life after trauma.The book's second section offers a practical, step-by-step clinical guide to the six core ACT components in chronological order:* Creative hopelessness* The problem of control* Willingness and defusion* Self-as-context* Valued living* Committed actionEach chapter explains how to introduce these topics to clients suffering from PTSD, illustrates each with case examples, and offers homework for your clients to use between sessions.

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Behavior Analysis of Language & Cognition

Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes

Behavior Analysis of Language and Cognition, edited by Steven C. Hayes, Linda J. Hayes, Masaya Sato, and Koichi Ono provides a contemporary look at the nature of stimulus relations and verbal events, and their impact on cognitive activity. This book covers a range to basic and applied topics, but throughout the book, authors return to a common question: how do language and cognition work? Some of the best authors in the field present their answers to that question here.

New Harbinger

Prescription Privileges for Psychologists

Steven C. Hayes, Elaine M. Helby
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes, Elaine M. Helby
New Harbinger

Acceptance And Change

Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes
New Harbinger

Visual Basic for Behavioral Psychologists

Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes
New Harbinger

Rule-Governed Behavior: Cognition, Contingencies, and Instructional Control

Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes
New Harbinger

Learning ACT

Jason B. Luoma
Authors:
Jason B. Luoma
New Harbinger

Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life

Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes

Alice Miller

Alice Miller lives in France. For more than twenty years she taught and practised psychoanalysis. In 1973, due to her spontaneous painting she discovered her childhood history. Now, she radically questions the validity of psychoanalytic theories. As a result, in 1988 she resigned from the International Psychhoanalytical Association and, in 1995, revised 'The Drama of being a Child'.

Amanda Spong

Amanda Spong is a clinical psychologist in the personality disorders community team, which offers adult and specialist mental health services for people with borderline personality disorder. She is the personality disorder pathway lead for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, and offers training and advice for other teams about how to understand and support people with personality disorder.

Ariane Sherine

Ariane Sherine is a comedy writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in, among others, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Observer and the Independent, and she has worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. She loves writing fiction, photography, illustration, video editing and jewellery designing, and is happiest when sitting in her garden on a sunlit day with her daughter, Lily.

Ben Sedley

Ben Sedley is a clinical psychologist and ACT therapist with experience of working with children, adolescents and families facing mental health difficulties in both primary health centres and community mental health teams in New Zealand and London. Ben's training and practice has focused on examining children and young people's understandings of mental health, which has helped guide him on the best ways to explain mental health concepts and ACT to young people.

Bruce Fisher

Bruce Fisher, Ed.D. (1931-1998) developed the 'rebuilding' model of divorce recovery nearly 25 years ago. Founder and director of the Family Relations Learning Center (Boulder, Colorado), he personally trained thousands of individuals and therapists in this approach, enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands worldwide. Popular divorce therapist, author, teacher, clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Chris Irons

Dr Chris Irons is a clinical psychologist, researcher, author and trainer. He is co-director of Balanced Minds (www.balancedminds.com), a London-based organisation providing compassion focused psychological interventions for individuals and organisations. He is the author of a number of books, including The Compassionate Mind Workbook.