This collection of transcripts, organized and annotated by Michael P. Twohig and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) founder Steven C. Hayes, guides you through ACT-based therapy processes session-by-session. The transcripts featured in ACT Verbatim present common situations that arise in clinical practice, while the commentary explains how to identify the six target ACT processes and help clients work through them to achieve psychological flexibility.
For the most detailed view of ACT therapy, the clinical transcripts included here follow the development of one client struggling with anger, anxiety, and depression. Since ACT is process- rather than technique-oriented, this kind of in the moment analysis is a singularly effective way to learn to apply this therapeutic model.
These transcripts will help you:
Identify client indicators that suggest you should target a specific process in therapy
Create useful exercises to foster client development in the core processes of ACT
Evaluate client advancement and structure sessions for maximum progress
Learn the different styles other therapists use to implement ACT in their own ways
Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. An author of forty-one books and more than 575 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads... Read more
Michael P. Twohig, PhD, is professor at Utah State University, former president of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, and peer-reviewed ACT trainer. He has published over one hundred peer-reviewed papers on the application of ACT to... Read more