LinkFest! Top 10 links – October 2015

The top ten most-clicked links from my Twitter account in October 2015: 1] Steve Hayes discusses the future of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – The Situation Has Clearly Changed: So What Are We Going to Do About It? http://j.mp/1Ga4mNz Whether or not you agree with him, when Steve Hayes writes about challenges in the broader CBT …

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The Origins of a Worldwide Contextual Community: Steve Hayes on ACBS

In a recent blog post, Steve Hayes describes the origins of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the scientific organisation that promotes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and other contextual approaches. (For informative papers about the history of ACT & RFT, check out Zettle 2005 and Cullen 2008). ACBS was …

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LinkFest! August 2014

I regularly tweet new and interesting papers relevant to clinical psychology and my interests. These are the cool papers and links from August 2014. Follow me on Twitter for a daily update! Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, RFT, CBS etc “ACT is not yet a well-established treatment for any disorder” Öst 2014, updated meta-analysis http://j.mp/1pju8UW Physiological …

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Why don’t therapists use exposure? And how psychological flexibility can help.

Exposure* is one of the most important and effective components in cognitive behavioural therapies for anxiety disorders, supported by decades of research. And yet it is under-used in clinical practice. Why? Well, it isn’t just that many therapists use approaches that are not evidence-based. It seems that even those therapists who have been trained, end …

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Psychological flexibility and nonjudgemental acceptance in voice hearers – paper published

Great to have this paper (the first from my PhD) out in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry: Psychological flexibility and nonjudgemental acceptance in voice hearers: relationships with omnipotence and distress Eric MJ Morris1,2 Philippa Garety1,2 Emmanuelle Peters1,2 1Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, Department of Psychology, London, UK 2NIHR Biomedical Research Centre …

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The building blocks of empathy, mindfulness and compassion: paving the way with Relational Frame Theory

Last Friday I was fortunate to hear Louise McHugh speak at UCL about the bottom-up approach of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) to understanding mindfulness and the self. Louise’s excellent talk, hosted by the BABCP ACT Special Interest Group, demonstrated how the contextual behavioural science approach is making progress in identifying the building blocks for skills …

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Behind the Scenes: the UK & Ireland ACT/ CBS conference 2013

One of the best things to happen last year was seeing the UK and Ireland ACT/CBS conference take shape, and then finally run in November 2013. With over 200 delegates attending each day over the four days of the conference, it was gratifying to see the months of hard work by the conference committee pay …

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