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Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and why do we need it?
What is the evidence-base for ACT, and how do you become a better ACT Practitioner?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) rooted in contextual behavioural science. Based on the philosophical basis, Functional Contextualism, ACT seeks to alter the context within which unhelpful behaviours take place. In other words, the ACT therapist helps their client to notice what they do with more significant curiosity for how well it works.
Through a process of 'shaping', clients learn to build psychological flexibility through mindfulness, acceptance and committed action to purposes that alleviate suffering and enhance wellbeing.
ACBS Peer-reviewed ACT Trainer, Jim Lucas has compiled a library of ACT resources.