Learning RFT

Learning RFT

An Introduction to Relational Frame Theory and Its Clinical Application

by Niklas Törneke

Foreword by Dermot Barnes-Holmes

Afterword by Steven C. Hayes

Published by: New Harbinger Publications

Imprint: Context Press

288 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781572249066
  • Published: November 2010


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  • 9781608821402
  • Published: November 2010

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Relational frame theory, or RFT, is the little-understood behavioral theory behind a recent development in modern psychology: the shift from the cognitive paradigm underpinning cognitive behavioral therapy to a new understanding of language and cognition. Learning RFT presents a basic yet comprehensive introduction to this fascinating theory, which forms the basis of acceptance and commitment therapy. The book also offers practical guidance for directly applying it in clinical work.

In the book, author Niklas Törneke presents the building blocks of RFT: language as a particular kind of relating, derived stimulus relations, and transformation of stimulus functions. He then shows how these concepts are essential to understanding acceptance and commitment therapy and other therapeutic models. Learning RFT shows how to use experiential exercises and metaphors in psychological treatment and explains how they can help your clients. This book belongs on the bookshelves of psychologists, psychotherapists, students, and others seeking to deepen their understanding of psychological treatment from a behavioral perspective.