ERIC Number: EJ1049755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
A Case Study: An ACT Stress Management Group in a University Counseling Center
Daltry, Rachel M.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v29 n1 p36-43 2015
The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) stress management group in a college counseling center setting. This study explored (a) the effectiveness of ACT in increasing participants' ability to tolerate distress, which directly affects their ability to function in a stressful college setting; (b) the effectiveness of ACT in decreasing participants' level of experiential avoidance, which directly affects their willingness to engage in their day-to-day tasks, responsibilities, and social interactions; and (c) the impact of ACT treatment on anxiety symptoms traditionally targeted in cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions. The results of this initial investigation show promising support for the prediction that an ACT Stress Management Group would significantly reduce participants' level of experiential avoidance and increase their ability to tolerate distress.
Descriptors: Stress Management, Counseling Services, Case Studies, Prediction, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Anxiety, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, College Students, Group Therapy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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