By Kevin L. Polk PhD, Benjamin Schoendorff MA MSc, Kelly G. Wilson PhD
If you're an ACT practitioner or psychological healthcare professional, this eagerly awaited source is a necessary addition in your expert library.
reputation and dedication treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based treatment that has been winning in treating a number of mental matters, such anxiousness, melancholy, substance abuse, trauma, consuming problems, and extra. unlike different cures, ACT has confirmed tremendous potent in aiding consumers who're “stuck” in dangerous notion styles by means of encouraging them align their values with their techniques and activities. notwithstanding, the ACT version is advanced, and it’s now not continually effortless to use.
generally, ACT is brought with a spotlight round six center procedures which are sometimes called the hexaflex: cognitive defusion, recognition, touch with the current second, looking at the self, values, and devoted motion. every one of those center strategies serves a particular functionality, yet they can be made extra complicated than wanted in either thought and in perform. So what if there has been how to simplify ACT on your classes with clients?
Edited by means of scientific psychologists and renowned ACT workshop leaders Kevin L. Polk and Benjamin Schoendorff, The ACT Matrix fuses the six middle rules of attractiveness and dedication remedy (ACT) right into a simplified, easy-to-apply procedure that specializes in purchaser activities and behaviour as practicable or unworkable, instead of strong or undesirable. most significantly, you’ll find out how this leading edge technique can be utilized to carry ACT extra successfully in a number of settings and contexts, even if consumers are resistant or unmotivated to participate.
this can be the 1st booklet to make use of the ACT Matrix version, and it's a must-read for any ACT practitioner seeking to streamline his or her healing approach.
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Extra info for ACT Matrix: A New Approach to Building Psychological Flexibility Across Settings and Populations
Adopting the matrix point of view provides practice in perspective taking through the behavior of sorting. The matrix puts the behaviors of noticing and taking perspective at the heart of clinical work, thereby facilitating new and more workable derived relational responses. It is our hope that this chapter will be of use to practitioners, and that it might inspire basic researchers to start playing around with the matrix diagram to illuminate it more fully at the basic process level. References Hayes, S.
Arrows in boxes represent the direction of derived functions. Right Side Work On the right side of the diagram, by linking verbal behavior under appetitive control (what’s important) to overt actions, the reinforcing functions of toward moves are strengthened, appetitive functions are transferred to actions that were previously under aversive control, or both. As an example of the former, the practitioner could ask what actions would constitute a move toward something important or, conversely, ask what or who is important in engaging a particular action.
However, this strategy gives her a chance to connect to her values, and she decides to go out anyway because it’s a move toward her values. I then ask who did defusion from an ACT perspective. Was it Ann, who felt much better but didn’t engage in a toward move, or was it Mary, who felt worse but engaged in a toward move anyway? People almost always get this and realize that from an ACT perspective, it’s all about living better—engaging in more toward moves—rather than feeling better by numbing or moving away from unwanted thoughts and feelings.
ACT Matrix: A New Approach to Building Psychological Flexibility Across Settings and Populations by Kevin L. Polk PhD, Benjamin Schoendorff MA MSc, Kelly G. Wilson PhD