Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. ACT has a values driven approach, meaning that the goal of the therapy is to help clients live more meaningful and valued lives. ACT is an experiential type of therapy, meaning that client’s “experience” ACT through the use of metaphors, in session exercises, and present-moment awareness.
Clinical applications: stress, worry, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship problems, addiction, anger management, life transitions