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Embracing your demons: an overview of acceptance and commitment therapy

@article{Harris2006EmbracingYD,
  title={Embracing your demons: an overview of acceptance and commitment therapy},
  author={R F Harris},
  journal={Psychotherapy in Australia},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={70}
}
  • R. Harris
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy in Australia
Acceptance and commitment therapy [ACT] is one of the recent mindfulness-based behaviour therapies shown to be effective with a diverse range of clinical conditions. In contrast to the assumption of 'healthy normality' of Western psychology, ACT assumes that the psychological processes of a normal human mind are often destructive and create psychological suffering. Symptom reduction is not a goal of ACT, based on the view that ongoing attempts to get rid of 'symptoms' can create clinical… 
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