15.57 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

The Dark Side of Language

RFT suggests many strategies for reducing the negative impact of language and cognition. They are incorporated into a form of therapy called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)1. These strategies focus on the contextual control of derived stimulus relations. Remember, context determines both the relations that are derived (via Crels) and the functions that are transformed (via Cfuncs).

The dominance of verbal relations

Bidirectional transformation of stimulus functions

Rampant rule following

  1. Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2nd ed.) New York: The Guilford Press.
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