- The lack of committed action is the area of most presenting problems.
- During case conceptualization, be on the lookout for inaction, impulsivity, and avoidance.
- Keep in mind the usefulness of empirically supported treatments while doing case formulation.
In this training for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy case conceptualization, we’ll look at the converse relationship between committed action and persistent inaction, impulsivity or avoidance.
In many ways, this might be the problematic domain that is most obvious to clients and influences them to seek help. This domain usually includes the obvious problems other people can see too. Now, we’re talking about the so-called symptoms that are often measured in psychopathology studies and are addressed in the empirically supported treatments.
The clinical question in this domain might sound like, what is the client doing too much of, too little of or doing in the inappropriate context?