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ERIC Number: EJ844401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Re-Enchanting Behavioral Psychology, Analysis, and Therapy: A Review of Eifert & Forsyth's (2005) Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Cautilli, Joseph
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v1 n3 p272-275 Fall 2005
Over the past two decades a new model of behavior change--one derived from a functional contextual philosophy, while up holding to basic principles of learning with an eye on practical utility--has emerged tour de force of the psychotherapy scene. This model is based on a modern behavior analytic account of language and cognition known as relational frame theory (RFT; see Hayes, Barnes-Holmes, & Roche, 2001 or Blackledge, 2003) and the treatment approach is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT as one word). In the latest text to come out of this tradition, "Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders" by Eifert and Forsyth (2005) thrills the reader with practical solution oriented techniques to working with clients with anxiety problems. It offers a solid case conceptualization and is filled with directions for future research.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
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Language: English
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