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dc.contributor.authorDucasse, Déborah
dc.contributor.authorVan Gordon, William
dc.contributor.authorCourtet, Philippe
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-10T17:31:12Z
dc.date.available2021-11-10T17:31:12Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-28
dc.identifier.citationDucasse, D., Van Gordon, W., and Courtet, P. (2021). 'A spotlight on acceptance and commitment therapy'. Minerva, 62(3), pp. 132-9.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2724-6612
dc.identifier.doi10.23736/s2724-6612.21.02152-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/626108
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing scientific interest into third-wave cognitive behavioral therapies, which include a range of interventions advocating awareness of both oneself and the present moment. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is one such third-wave therapeutic modality, which employs a “self as context” framework. ACT aims at changing the relationship to one’s sensorial and automatic psychological events, leading to decreased experiential avoidance. However, there is a lack of awareness as to the range of health conditions for which empirical findings appear to support the therapeutic delivery of ACT. There also exists some confusion in terms of the key Eastern contemplative principles that underlie the conceptual and therapeutic framework of ACT. Consequently, the present paper briefly outlines the key conceptual and therapeutic principles that ACT embodies, provides a high-level map of current directions in ACT treatment research, and discusses challenges and future directions. ACT appears to be an effective treatment for a range of psychological and somatic disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. However, further studies using randomized controlled trial designs are required to better understand the other health conditions for which ACT is likely to be an effective treatment. Furthermore, there is a need for greater understanding as to the most appropriate means by which ancient contemplative principles should be integrated into ACT approaches, as well as other therapeutic modalities likely to be compatible with the ACT approach.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEdizioni Minerva Medicaen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.minervamedica.it/en/journals/minerva-psychiatry/article.php?cod=R17Y2021N03A0132en_US
dc.subjectGeneral Medicineen_US
dc.subjectAcceptance and Commitment Therapyen_US
dc.subjectMindfulnessen_US
dc.titleA spotlight on acceptance and commitment therapyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2724-6108
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalMinerva Psychiatryen_US
dc.source.journaltitleMinerva Psychiatry
dc.source.volume62
dc.source.issue3
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-08-15
dc.author.detail785707en_US


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