Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that attempts to change the relationship to symptoms of psychosis rather than reduce or control them. This review of two previously published randomized trials of ACT found that ACT reduces rehospitalization at 4 months, an effect apparently mediated by the strength of subjects’ belief in psychoses, but not symptom-related distress. Results will appear in “Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches.”
Believability of Hallucinations as a Potential Mediator of Their Frequency and Associated Distress in Psychotic Inpatients
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder: A Pilot Study
DBT, FAP, and ACT: How Empirically Oriented Are the New Behavior Therapy Technologies?
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