Psychological flexibility is one of the most studied and supported set of mediational processes in clinical intervention science. In this demonstration I will explain and then demonstrate how a focus on evidence-based flexibility processes in therapy can free clinicians from the linear march of protocol-based approaches, and foster instead a vital dance of creative facilitation of change, played out in the moment to moment context of an empowering therapeutic relationship that is nevertheless thoroughly evidence-based.
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Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, is a Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 44 books and nearly 600 scientific articles, he is known for his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a widely used and researched method of psychological and behavioral intervention, and Relational Frame Theory, a comprehensive empirical research program on human language and cognition. Dr. Hayes has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, and is among the most cited psychologists in the word.