Top 10 links for 2016 

Another year of tweeting the latest, and the most progressive, research in contextual behavioural science (CBS), along with “fellow traveller” approaches (CBT, mindfulness, metacognition, behaviour analysis etc). 

Some trends over the past year: 

  • The rate of CBS publications has increased, particularly for randomised controlled trials of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. It is hard to keep up to date across areas, due to the amount being published on ACT. 
  • Many more ACT papers published in broader areas than psychology, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy etc. 
  • Papers informed by Relational Frame Theory that are clinically-relevant and interesting are increasing in number. Bring on more RFT experimental papers of a clinical nature! 
  • As with previous years, critical stances and empirically-based criticisms of topics like mindfulness and psychological flexibility, get plenty of clicks! 

Here are the 10 most-clicked links from my Twitter account in 2016: 
1) How to run Acceptance and Commitment Therapy groups for people with psychosis (PDF) 

2) Is mindfulness making us ill? 

3) Is the functional analysis of behaviour important?

4) The “self” in pain: the role of psychological inflexibility in chronic pain adjustment

5) Creating courageous CBT therapists: how to work with therapist fears about using exposure therapy

6) Physiotherapy informed by acceptance and commitment therapy for persistent low back pain: the pact study

7) Pushed by Symptoms, Pulled by Values: Promotion Goals Increase Motivation in Therapeutic Tasks

8) Psychological flexibility under fire: Testing the incremental validity of experiential avoidance 

9) Can Relational Frame Theory help us to understand delusions? 

10) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Individuals with Disabilities: A Behavior Analytic Strategy for Addressing Private Events in Challenging Behavior 

Thanks to all who followed my Twitter and Facebook feeds in 2016!  Your comments, retweets, and back-channel messages encourage me to keep updating the feed. 

I’ll continue to share interesting articles and posts in the coming year. Best wishes for 2017. 


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