Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral
Tradition Edited by Steven C. Hayes, Victoria M. Follette, and Marsha M. Linehan
Mindfulness and Acceptance volume examines the role of mindfulness principles and practices in a range of well-established cognitive and behavioral treatment approaches. Leading scientist-practitioners describe how their respective modalities incorporate such nontraditional themes as mindfulness, acceptance, values, spirituality, being in a relationship, focusing on the present moment, and emotional deepening. Coverage includes acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, integrative behavioral couple therapy, behavioral activation, and functional analytic psychotherapy. Contributors describe their clinical methods and goals, articulate their theoretical models, and examine similarities to and differences from other approaches.
About the authors:
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is a Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. Author of more than 20 books and 325 scientific articles, his career has focused on the analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. Dr. Hayes has been President of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, of the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the American Psychological Society, which he helped form. Dr. Hayes has served on the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.
Victoria M. Follette, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. She heads the Trauma Research Institute of Nevada, using a contextual behavioral approach to understanding the sequelae of trauma. Dr. Follette’s areas of interest include taking science into applied treatment and mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches to treatment.
Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their efficacy for persons with severe mental disorders and multiple diagnoses. Dr. Linehan’s primary research is in the application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She was president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and is currently a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychopathological Association, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology. Dr. Linehan has written two treatment manuals, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (1993, The Guilford Press) and Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (1993, The Guilford Press), and has published extensively in scientific journals. She also serves on a number of editorial boards.
Reviews about the ebook Mindfulness and Acceptance
- Paul Bail:
It’s been a long time coming, but mindfulness has gradually been recognized as an important element of living well. Marsha Linehan, the originator of the very valuable Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) method, and Stephen Hayes, the originator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are two of the editors of this volume, each representing a slightly different method of integrating mindful awareness with therapy Mindfulness and Acceptance.Other authors who have done pioneering work on mindfulness and therapy include Dr.Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, developer of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and psychologist Daniel Goleman who wrote about meditation thirty years ago, and more recently has pioneered work on “Emotional Intelligence.”
Mindfulness and Acceptance is a great ebook for anyone who has been interested in the development of Therapies.
The chapter comparing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy clarifies the fact that we are dealing with a new therapy not simply an add-on of Mindfulness to the older version. I know now what I have to learn to become a practitioner.
The chapters on addiction, couples counseling, anorexia, and anxiety management draw disparate developments effectively together with Mindfulness standpoint taking.
The authors tell us “when MINDFUL the mind responds afresh to the unique pattern of experience in each moment rather than reacting `mindlessly’ to fragments of a total experience with the old, relatively stereotyped, habitual patterns of mind”.With this book and some others notably one by Goldie Hawn, I have found out for myself what huge difference mindfulness makes. Mindfulness and Acceptance book explains the expert Psychological and Physiological insights that support the Mindfulness strategy. Great ebook!
- M. Haverly:
“Spirit and Science are holding hands.” I am compelled to give my review of the Mindfulness and Acceptance ebook because the information contained breaks so much ground for CBT therapy and expands “scope of practice” constraints into promising new dimensions.
The great value of the contributions to this volume is that they describe, define, and critique nontraditional themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, and spirituality in the context of integration and enhancement of established traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
The marketplace demand for “evidence-based” practices has heretofore shunned the nontraditional/complementary approaches for lack of empirical majesty.
This volume is a wonderful encouragement to future-focused behavioral technologies that go beyond outworn assumptions about “conditioning”.
The chapters address trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and couple conflict. But you get the feeling this is just a beginning.
I am encouraged by this ebook to greet these new technologies openly and to eagerly anticipate further work in this very fertile field. Bravo! Mindfulness and Acceptance ebook has invigorated my hope that Spirit and Science will not look weird to us; walking hand in hand.
- L. Russell:
Chosen for sections by specific authors, I found it drew me into the wealth of information presented throughout. I appreciated it so much I needed to share it, so now must buy another copy for myself Mindfulness and Acceptance.