Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Meta-Analytic Review

@article{Powers2009AcceptanceAC,
  title={Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Meta-Analytic Review},
  author={Mark B. Powers and Maarten B. Zum V{\"o}rde Sive V{\"o}rding and Paul M. G. Emmelkamp},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  year={2009},
  volume={78},
  pages={73 - 80}
}
Background: There are now a substantial number of controlled trials investigating the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This meta-analysis combined multiple well-controlled studies to help clarify the overall impact of ACT relative to waiting lists, psychological placebos, treatment as usual, and established therapies. Method: A comprehensive literature search produced 18 randomized controlled trials (n = 917) that were included in the final analyses. Effect size was computed… Expand

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