Values and Committed Actions in ACT

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.

MidAmerican Psychological Institute
Pickslyde Consulting

Key Points

  1. Clarifying values helps the client move forward on important committed actions in their life.
  2. Commitment is defined as action in the direction of what you care about even in the presence of obstacles.
  3. In this definition, action is supported when the obstacles that impede commitment are helped by acceptance, contacting the present moment, self-as-contact work and defusion.

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