100314: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

A Practitioner's Treatment Guide to Using Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Values-Based Behavior Change Strategies

About the Course:

This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods into a powerful and effective anxiety treatment approach. It offers strategies that work to remove barriers to change and foster meaningful movement forward. Theoretical information in the book is supported by detailed examples of individual therapy sessions, worksheets, and experiential exercises—as well as new assessment measures that make learning and teaching these techniques easy and engaging. It adapts ACT principles and techniques specifically for the treatment of anxiety disorders, presenting them in a clear and systematic step-by-step format. The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes easily reproducible electronic versions of these materials.


New Harbinger Publications

Publication Date:

Copyright 2005


Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D.; John P. Forsyth, Ph.D.

About the Authors:

Dr. Eifert is professor and chair of the department of psychology at Chapman University in Orange, CA.

Dr. Forsyth is associate professor and director of the Anxiety Disorder Research Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Albany, State University of New York.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about treating anxiety disorders. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the anxiety disorders and the cognitive behavioral approach to treatment of anxiety disorders.

  2. Explain how ACT is different from CBT approach to anxiety disorders.

  3. Discuss the ACT treatment components, therapists skills, and treatment orientation.

  4. Discuss the role of value-guided exposure in the ACT approach to anxiety disorders.

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