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ACT in Context

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

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ACT in Context is freely available to anyone, and its episodes will take listeners on a journey from the history and development of ACT through its clinical application and the future of the work. This podcast will primarily focus on ACT, but it will often touch upon several related issues such as behavioral principles, the underlying theory of language (Relational Frame Theory) and philosophy of science. We hope that informal learners, potential consumers, researchers and clinicians alike f ...
 
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In this episode, Louise Hayes, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and academic at the University of Melbourne, Australia, discusses the use of ACT principles for therapeutic intervention with adolescents. She describes how to make ACT fun and interesting for this age group, as well as the unique challenges of doing this work effectively. About Dr. Hayes …
 
In this episode, Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D., of the Dissemination and Training Division of the Dept of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and former president of ACBS, speaks to Jen and John about an ACT approach to treating individuals who have survived trauma and who struggle with post-traumatic stress. Listen and learn with Robyn as she discu…
 
In this episode, Daniel J (DJ) Moran, Ph.D., of Pickslyde Consulting, and co-author of the book ACT in Practice: Case Conceptualization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, discusses committed action, or the behavioral "meat" of ACT. Join Jen and John as they discuss bringing it all together, using behavioral principles, behavior therapy technique…
 
In this episode, Joanne Dahl, Ph.D., Associate Professor and senior lecturer of Psychology at University of Uppsala in Sweden and co-author of the book The Art and Science of Valuing in Psychotherapy: Helping Clients Discover, Explore and Commit to Valued Action Using Accceptance and Commitment Therapy, discusses personal values from an ACT perspec…
 
In this episode, Jen and John talk with Russ Harris, MD about the process of defusion in ACT. Listeners will go on a journey of discovering the tricky aspects of language and thinking, and learn skills that can be used to become less caught up in thoughts so that they can live more free and meaningful lives. About Dr. Harris: Audio file: An Introdu…
 
In this episode, Jen and John talk with Sonja Batten, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who works on national mental health policy for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and author of the recently released book Essentials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Batten discusses the Acceptance process as one part of the ACT model. …
 
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