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The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Theoretical and Historical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 3-5
    3. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 6-16
    4. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 17-22
    5. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 23-25
    6. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 26-28
  3. Empirical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 31-43
    3. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 44-65
    4. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 66-72
    5. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 73-76
    6. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 77-85
    7. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 86-97
    8. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 98-115
    9. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 116-127
    10. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 128-134
    11. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 135-153
  4. The Journey Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Nic Hooper, Andreas Larsson
      Pages 157-162

About this book

Introduction

In 1986 the first research study investigating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was published. It aimed to determine if an early conceptualization of the ACT model could be used to treat depression. Since this seminal study, further investigations have been conducted across every imaginable psychological issue and the rate at which this research has emerged is impressive. This book describes the research journey that ACT has taken in the past 30 years. It also suggests, in light of the progress that has already been made, how ACT research should move forward in the coming decades.

Keywords

acceptance anxiety anxiety disorder behavior depression psychotherapy smoking therapy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandUK
  2. 2.Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County CouncilSweden

About the authors

Nic Hooper is a Lecturer of Psychology at the University of the West of England (UWE), UK. He has published a number of empirical papers investigating ACT/RFT, he runs workshops in which the ACT model is used to manage stress / weight loss and he writes a popular blog (www.nichooper.com).

Andreas Larsson is a licensed clinical psychologist at his private practice in Sweden. He additionally lectures and conducts research for Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council, and also facilitates workshops in ACT/RFT for both the general public and professionals.


Foreword by Steven C. Hayes

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Reviews

“Hooper and Larsson aim to describe the research journey of ACT so far and map out directions for future research. … The clear and logical structure of the book certainly helps the reader to use it in this way. I think the book is likely to appeal to both researchers and clinicians, whether they are experienced in ACT or are just curious to learn more about the approach and the current state of the evidence base.” (Pamela Jacobsen, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Vol. 16 (3), September, 2016)