ACT Made Simple (häftad)
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Second Edition,
New Harbinger Publications
Hayes, Steven C.
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772 g
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ACT Made Simple

An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Häftad,  Engelska, 2019-06-27
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Now fully-revised and updated, this second edition of ACT Made Simple includes new information and chapters on self-compassion, flexible perspective taking, working with trauma, and more. Why is it so hard to be happy? Why is life so difficult? Why do humans suffer so much? And what can we realistically do about it? No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions. You are also well aware of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy. If you're looking for ways to optimize your client sessions, consider joining the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With a focus on mindfulness, client values and a commitment to change, ACT is proven-effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD) and myriad other psychological issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition - packed full of exciting new tools, techniques and strategies for promoting profound behavioural change. A practical primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients for impressive results. Inside, you'll find: scripts, exercises, metaphors and worksheets to use with your clients; a session-by-session guide to implementing ACT; transcripts from therapy sessions; guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises; and practical tips to overcome "therapy roadblocks." This book aims to take the complex theory and practice of ACT and make it accessible and enjoyable for therapists and clients.
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"When I first wanted to learn about acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), I started with the excellent first edition of this book, and this second edition is even better. The second edition of ACT Made Simple is a perfect introduction to ACT--easy to read, well organized, and filled with examples, strategies, and demonstrations that make the therapy come alive in the mind of the reader. Essential reading for all therapists." --Russell Kolts, PhD, professor in the department of psychology at Eastern Washington University, and author of CFT Made Simple and The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger--Russell Kolts, PhD, "This is a quick-start guide to ACT that is practical and simple without losing the core content needed to effectively deliver therapy. It is a recommended guide for both students learning psychotherapy and clinicians seeking a varied therapeutic toolbox. For those who have not kept current on ACT research and approaches since the first edition, this second edition is a worthwhile update." --Doody's Reviews-- "Doody's Reviews" "This eagerly anticipated second edition of ACT Made Simple is the perfect introduction, and essential reading for developing and honing your skills as an ACT practitioner. Russ, as ever, is warm and lighthearted, sharing his invaluable knowledge and expertise to skillfully simplify the ins and outs of this effective model for meaningful behavioral change. With fresh, brand-new material, this book is at the cutting edge of how to directly apply ACT in your work with clients. By following the practical guidance offered in these pages, you can be assured that you'll be doing ACT well, in no time at all!" --Mike Sinclair, chartered psychologist, clinical director of City Psychology Group, and coauthor of Mindfulness for Busy People and The Little ACT Workbook--Mike Sinclair "The word 'simple' can sometimes be equated to words like 'basic, ' 'unsophisticated, ' or even 'elementary.' Although the second edition of ACT Made Simple can definitely be equated with the words 'easily understood, ' make no mistake about it: this book is a thoughtful, entertaining, and comprehensive introduction to the ACT model." --Nic Hooper, PhD, senior lecturer at the University of the West of England, and coauthor of The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy--Nic Hooper, PhD "The first edition quickly became an absolute 'must-read' book for anyone learning about ACT. This second edition goes from strength to strength--packed full of innovative techniques, strategies, and in-depth, practical guides. You won't find a more accessible and clearly written manual on how to actually deliver ACT therapy." --Joe Oliver, PhD, coauthor of ACTivate Your Life--Joe Oliver, PhD "The first edition of this book was a tremendous success and has helped many, many clinicians all over the world to start using ACT. If anyone thought it could not be done even better, in this second edition, Russ Harris disproves that. The book is simple, practical, theoretically sound, and actually improved. I especially love the introduction of what is called 'the choice point, ' an excellent tool for talking both acceptance and change. A truly innovative way of making functional talk even clearer in ACT." --Niklas Toerneke, MD, author of Learning RFT and Metaphor in Practice--Niklas Toerneke, MD "Simple doesn't mean simplistic. Through his relentless efforts to make ACT more accessible, Russ Harris has over the years also often contributed to make ACT more precise and more effective. This new edition reflects the unique ability of its author to always look for ways to improve the model and integrate new ideas." --Matthieu Villatte, PhD, assistant professor at Bastyr University, Seattle; and coauthor of Mastering the Clinical Conversation--Matthieu Villatte, PhD "Russ Harris, a premier leader in ACT, has updated his watershed boo

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Russ Harris is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist, and world-renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer. He has trained over 27,000 practitioners in ACT and authored nine books, including ACT Made Simple, ACT with Love, The Reality Slap and the international bestseller, The Happiness Trap (now translated into thirty languages).