How ACT Works for OCD


Independent practice, Kate Morrison LLC, Sandy, Utah

Key Points

  1. Obsessive-compulsive disorder consists of 3 main components: obsessions, compulsions, and the disorder aspect.
  2. ACT is an acceptance and mindfulness-based behavioral intervention and is used for OCD. It’s based on relational frame theory and rule-governed behavior.
  3. Treatment goals within ACT are to have a healthy relationship with internal experiences and increase behavior patterns that align with the individual’s values.
  4. ACT for OCD has a strong research base and has been found to be an effective treatment.

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