A randomized controlled trial of strong minds: A school-based mental health program combining acceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychology.

@article{Burckhardt2016ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of strong minds: A school-based mental health program combining acceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychology.},
  author={Rowan Burckhardt and Vijaya Manicavasagar and Philip J. Batterham and Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic},
  journal={Journal of school psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={57},
  pages={
          41-52
        }
}
To date, most early intervention programs have been based on emotion regulation strategies that address dysfunctional cognitive appraisals, problem-solving skills, and rumination. Another emotion regulation strategy, 'acceptance' training, has largely been overlooked. To examine the efficacy of this strategy, a school-based mental health program combining positive psychology with acceptance and commitment therapy (Strong Minds) was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial with a sample of 267… CONTINUE READING
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