Description Of Psychological Flexibility
Psychological flexibility-or the ability to make contact with our experiences in the present moment fully and without defense-is the theme unifying the constellation of client issues presented in this final video in the ACT in Action series.
Incorporating concepts from the previous 5 videos in this series, ACT founder Steven Hayes demonstrates how to integrate various ACT processes into actual treatment scenarios.
We first meet a mother having trouble letting go of her adult children. In session with a gentle and caring ACT therapist, she comes to some realizations about her own values and sees new ways to move forward. Then Maggie, an ACT therapist, is the client in a session conducted in a “fishbowl.” Utilizing a brief-therapy model of ACT, master ACT clinician Kirk Strosahl helps Maggie come to terms with her difficult relationship with her brother.
Hayes then conducts a compelling session with a man diagnosed with OCD. Beginning with a detailed explanation of how exposure is integrated into ACT, Hayes carefully guides the client through the exposure, keeping him open to his own experience rather than letting him shut down.
You won’t want to miss this final installment in the series, as it beautifully ties together the components of the ACT model for use in a variety of contexts by therapists of every orientation.
By watching this video, you will:
- Learn ways to adapt ACT in brief-therapy settings and situations.
- Learn how exposure therapy is used within the ACT paradigm, and how to help clients get the most benefit from it.
- Learn ways to incorporate relational work within the ACT model.
This DVD has English subtitles.
About Steven Hayes
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), best-selling author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life and Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 44 books and nearly 600 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and has developed ACT as a way of correcting these processes. Hayes has been president of several scientific societies and has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
His popular book, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life was featured in Timemagazine among several other major media outlets, and for a time was the number one best-selling self-help book in the United States.
Steven Hayes speaks internationally on acceptance and mindfulness and is one of the world’s most influential and cited clinical psychologists.
Financial: Dr. Steven Hayes has an employment relationship with the University of Nevada. He is the President of the Institute for Better Health and the research director at Praxis Continuing Education and Training. He is a member of the scientific advisory committee for MIND Foundation and receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Hayes has a financial relationship with PsychFlex. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Steven Hayes serves on the policy making council for Universal Scientific Education and Research Network. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Society, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Association for Behavioral Analysis International.
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