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ARTICLES & PAPERS
Simple Overview of ACT: To download a simple, non-technical, easy-to-read overview of ACT ( called 'Embracing Your Demons', an article which I wrote for Psychotherapy Australia magazine) click here.
Technical Overview of ACT: To download a paper by Steve Hayes (the main creator of ACT) which gives a good overview, (although be warned: it is heavy on technical jargon!),of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, click here
Mindfulness Training: To download a paper by Ruth Baer on Mindfulness Training As A Clinical intervention, click here
CBT VERSUS BEHAVIOURAL ACTIVATION: COMPONENT ANALYSIS: To download Neil Jacobson's well-designed component analysis of CBT, which shows that the cognitive restructuring component is unneccessary: click here
REPLICATION OF CBT COMPONENT ANALYSIS: This is a replication of Jacobson's component analysis above. To download, click here
DO WE NEED TO CHALLENGE THOUGHTS IN CBT? The title is self-explanatory. To download, click here
Experiential Avoidance: For a paper by Steve Hayes (warning: technical jargon!) which reviews Experiential Avoidance, the core pathological process in ACT, click here
ACT & Psychosis: For Bach and Hayes' remarkable paper on ACT with chronic psychosis, click here
ACT & Chronic Pain & Chronic Stress: A paper by Dahl & Wilson - click here
ACT & Substance Abuse: A paper by Kelly Wilson et al - click here
Values-centred Interventions In ACT: Superb article by Kelly Wilson - click here
Defining Mindfulness: An interesting article on mindfulness by Steve Hayes - click here
Technical Review of the ACT Model: A paper by Steve Hayes on ACT: the model, processes and outcomes (warning: technical jargon!) click here
The ACT Packet: "The ACT Packet" is a detailed handout including a list of published studies, a case formulation framework, and summaries of the core act processes and techniques, click here
ACT Hexaflex: A simple slideshow of the ACT model (known as the "ACT hexaflex"), click here
Useful Resources for RFT
RFT Made Simple: To connect to Eric Fox's easy-to-understand (and totally free) online tutorial on Relational Frame Theory - a sort of "RFT for Dummies", click here
Introducing RFT: To download a simple introduction to Relational Frame Theory, click here
More Introducing RFT: For a more detailed introduction to Relational Frame Theory, click here
ACT, RFT & Mindfulness: For a fascinating paper by Steve Hayes that theoretically ties together ACT, RFT and mindfulness, click here
Links to ACT and RFT Websites
ACT: To visit the official website for Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, click here
RFT: To visit the official website for Relational Frame Theory: click here
New Values Tools: The Bullseye
Tobias Lundgren is a Swedish ACT therapist, who has designed a very simple values-clarification tool, called 'The Bullseye'. I have modified it a little bit. You can download the full 2-page version here.
I've also knocked up a brief 1-page version, which you and/or your clients can fill in at regular intervals.
You can download the 1-page version here.