ACT

ACT leverages the influence of mindfulness practice

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights Mindfulness practice is a critical part of the ACT model. Mindfulness: the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose in the present moment and non-judgmentally. It has many empirically supported benefits, not the…

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The Hockey Goalie: A Metaphor for Psychological Flexibility

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Transcript Acceptance and Commitment Therapy aims to increase psychological flexibility. And psychological flexibility is defined as the capacity to contact the present moment while also being aware of thoughts and emotions without trying to change…

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ACT aims to increase psychological flexibility

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights Increasing psychological flexibility is an aim of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Psychological flexibility can be measured. The more psychologically flexible you are, the lower your scores will be on psychopathology and the higher your…

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ACT is based on empirically-supported principles

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights ACT is based on empirically-supported principles. ACT aims to reduce suffering and improve quality of life for people. ACT is a transdiagnostic model and the research suggests it is an efficacious implementation for many…

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An Introduction to the Introduction to ACT

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy“. Highlights ACT is a research-based intervention that increases psychological flexibility with a mindfulness approach and behavior change strategies. Used to help treat anxiety, psychosis, depression, substance abuse and many more clinical issues. Has had impact on work productivity,…

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