Mindfulness and acceptance methods are powerful methods in clinical practice that greatly simplify the therapeutic tasks at hand. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) will be described as an example of these methods and specific techniques will be shown. ACT targets common core processes that research are the basis for much psychopathology or restrictions on psychological health.
The evidence that the relationship matters in psychotherapy is vast, but that knowledge is of limited usefulness until it is known how to create powerful therapeutic relationships. The relevance of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model to this issue is described, and specific methods are described and shown that can increase the potency of the therapeutic relationship.
This workshop will show how to detect and modify acceptance, mindfulness and values processes moment to moment in therapy sessions, based primarily on methods drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The primary method used will be tape of real clinical sessions, with start and stop discussions.
This case of complicated grieving in a young adult recovering from depression and a substance use disorder shows how perspective taking can be used to foster greater self-compassion in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
EP13 Dialogue 12 – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing – Steven Hayes, PhD and William Miller, PhD
Moderator: Robert Bohanske, PhD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
This workshop will link the work in a science of perspective taking to work in mindfulness and acceptance-based psychotherapy, drawing especially on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Hayes will show how perspective taking can rapidly overcome barriers in psychotherapy, and when to deploy these methods.
In this short series of actual client "real plays" I will show what process-based ACT looks like, and relate clinical methods to the psychological flexibility model as integrating into a multi-dimensional, multi-level extended evolutionary meta-model.