Robert D. Zettle is Professor of Psychology at Wichita State University, USA. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including Behavior Modification, International Journal of Behavioral Consultation & Therapy and The Psychological Record. Professor Zettle has contributed many chapters to various books, and is the author of ACT for Depression (2007). Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, USA. An author of 36 books including the best selling Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (2005), his research demonstrates how language and thought leads to human suffering. He developed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Relational Frame Theory, a contextual approach to language and cognition. Dr. Hayes has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. Dermot Barnes-Holmes is foundation Professor of Psychology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, and is known for the analysis of human language and cognition through the development of Relational Frame Theory with Steven C. Hayes, and its application in various psychological settings. Professor Barnes-Holmes has published over 250 scientific articles, chapters and books. Tony Biglan is Professor of Psychology andDirector at the Center for Prevention of Problems in Early Adolescence at Oregon Research Institute, USA. His research over the past 30 years has helped to identify effective family, school, and community interventions to prevent the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence.
List of Contributors viii Prologue 1 Examining the Partially Completed Crossword Puzzle: The Nature and Status of Contextual Behavioral Science 1 Steven C. Hayes, Robert D. Zettle, Dermot Barnes]Holmes, and Anthony Biglan Part I Contextual Behavioral Science: Nature, Strategy, and Current Status 7 Steven C. Hayes 2 Why Contextual Behavioral Science Exists: An Introduction to Part I 9 Steven C. Hayes 3 Contextual Behavioral Science: An Overview 17 Michael E. Levin, Michael P. Twohig, and Brooke M. Smith 4 Functional Contextualism and Contextual Behavioral Science 37 Anthony Biglan and Steven C. Hayes 5 Contextual Behavioral Science: Holding Terms Lightly 62 Kelly G. Wilson 6 Pragmatism and Psychological Flexibility in the Research Context: Applying Functional Contextualism to Scientific Methodology 81 Douglas M. Long and Brandon T. Sanford 7 A Functional Place for Language in Evolution: The Contribution of Contextual Behavioral Science to the Study of Human Evolution 100 Jean]Louis Monests Part II Relational Frame Theory 115 Dermot Barnes-Holmes 8 Relational Frame Theory: Finding Its Historical and Intellectual Roots and Reflecting upon Its Future Development: An Introduction to Part II 117 Dermot Barnes]Holmes, Yvonne Barnes]Holmes, Ian Hussey, and Carmen Luciano 9 Relational Frame Theory: The Basic Account 129 Sean Hughes and Dermot Barnes]Holmes 10 Relational Frame Theory: Implications for the Study of Human Language and Cognition 179 Sean Hughes and Dermot Barnes]Holmes 11 Relational Frame Theory: Implications for Education and Developmental Disabilities 227 Yvonne Barnes]Holmes, Deirdre Kavanagh, and Carol Murphy 12 RFT for Clinical Practice: Three Core Strategies in Understanding and Treating Human Suffering 254 Niklas Trneke, Carmen Luciano, Yvonne Barnes]Holmes, and Frank W. Bond Part III Contextual Approaches to Clinical Interventions and Assessment 273 Robert D. Zettle 13 Contextual Approaches to Clinical Interventions and Assessment: An Introduction to Part III 275 Robert D. Zettle 14 Contextual Approaches to Psychotherapy: Defining, Distinguishing, and Common Features 287 James D. Herbert, Evan M. Forman, and Peter Hitchcock 15 Evaluating In]Session Therapist and Client Behaviors from a Contextual Behavioral Science Perspective 303 Matthieu Villatte 16 Measures That Make a Difference: A Functional Contextualistic Approach to Optimizing Psychological Measurement in Clinical Research and Practice 320 Joseph Ciarrochi, Robert D. Zettle, Robert Brockman, James Duguid, Philip Parker, Baljinder Sahdra, and Todd B. Kashdan 17 The Role of Experimental Psychopathology and Laboratory]Based Intervention Studies in Contextual Behavioral Science 347 Michael E. Levin and Matthieu Villatte 18 Scientific Ambition: The Relationship between Relational Frame Theory and Middle]Level Terms in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 365 Yvonne Barnes]Holmes, Ian Hussey, Ciara McEnteggart, Dermot Barnes]Holmes, and Mairad Foody Part IV Extending the CBS Tradition 383 Anthony Biglan 19 A Functional Contextualist Approach to Cultural Evolution: An Introduction to Part IV 385 Anthony Biglan 20 A Contextual Behavioral Science Approach to Parenting Intervention and Research 398 Laura Backen Jones, Koa Whittingham, Lisa Coyne, and April Lightcap 21 Contextual Behavioral Science and Education 422 Thomas G. Szabo and Mark R. Dixon 22 Psychological Flexibility and ACT at Work 459 Frank W. Bond, Joda Lloyd, Paul E. Flaxman, and Rob Archer 23 The Potential of Community]Wide Strategies for Promoting Psychological Flexibility 483 Michael E. Levin, Jason Lillis, and Anthony Biglan 24 The Evolution of Capitalism 496 Anthony Biglan, Jean Lee, and Christine Cody 25 A Functional Contextualist Analysis of the Behavior and Organizational Practices Relevant to Climate Change 513 Mark Alavosius, Donny Newsome, Ramona H