How to run Acceptance and Commitment Therapy groups for people with psychosis – paper published

Excellent to have an “in practice” paper published in the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science: Butler, L., Johns, L.C., Byrne, M., Joseph, C., O’Donoghue, E., Jolley, S., Morris, E.M. and Oliver, J.E., 2015. Running acceptance and commitment therapy groups for psychosis in community settings. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. Abstract: In this paper, we discuss …

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LinkFest! Top 10 Links – December 2015

The top ten most-clicked links from my Twitter account in December 2015: 1] Evaluations of self-referential thoughts and their association with components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy http://j.mp/1lKjE2g ACT-consistent variables were associated with thought evaluations (believability, discomfort & willingness) rather than thought content; believability associated with greater psychological inflexibility and distress; believability of negative thoughts …

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Wearing It Differently: Talking about ACT for psychosis, clinical psychology, and career choices

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed for “We All Wear It Differently”, a podcast for early career psychologists. Amy Felman, the enthusiastic host, created the podcast so that psychologists starting their careers could learn from experienced colleagues about the choices and opportunities that shaped their working lives. The podcast features a collection of …

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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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What is it that you care about? Online Values Exercises and Videos

What is it that you care about? And what do you want your life to stand for? These are pretty typical questions asked when you are engaged in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The choices and actions we take, deliberately, mindfully, as life directions, can provide meaning and purpose… even when we are faced with unwanted …

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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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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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