Emotion regulation in acceptance and commitment therapy.

  title={Emotion regulation in acceptance and commitment therapy.},
  author={John T. Blackledge and Steven C. Hayes},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={57 2},
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers an alternative to traditional psychotherapies designed to regulate affect. ACT is based on the premise that normal cognitive processes distort and enhance the experience of unpleasant emotion, leading clients to engage in problematic behaviors designed to avoid or attenuate those unpleasant emotions. Such avoidant behavior patterns can hinder and prevent client movement toward valued goals and place the client in harmful situations. Rather than… 

Relations among dimensions of emotion regulation and aggressive behavior

In the absence of the ability to adaptively regulate one’s emotions, individuals may turn to impulsive and maladaptive methods of regulation, including engaging in aggressive behavior. Gratz and

A new approach in psychotherapy: ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy)

  • L. McHugh
  • Psychology
    The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
  • 2011
Acceptance and commitment therapy is a therapeutic approach in which the negative effects of human language are undermined so as to support flexible values based living.

Acceptance and commitment therapy for OCD, and depression: A Case Study

Objective: ACT focuses on specific processes that are not directly targeted by other treatments. ACT targets the function of thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations in mental disorders and so

Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Interpersonal Problems and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Among University Students

Background: The acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a novel method for resolving interpersonal problems. Objectives: This study aimed at determining the effectiveness of ACT on interpersonal

ACTing Like a Psychiatrist.

The six core processes of ACT therapy are discussed and the application of ACT techniques in clinical practice is explored.



Working With Emotions in Psychotherapy

The authors of this book beautifully describe the hierarchical order of emotions, how to identify specific emotions, and ultimately how to work and restructure the client's relationship to powerful

Chronic thought suppression.

A self-report measure of thought suppression that was inversely correlated with repression as assessed by the Repression-Sensitization Scale, and so taps a trait that is quite unlike repression as traditionally conceived.

On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

In this book one of America's most distinguished psychologists describes his experiences in helping people to discover the path to personal growth through an understanding of their own limitations

The Trouble with Language: Experiential Avoidance, Rules, and the Nature of Verbal Events

Experiential avoidance is the attempt to escape or avoid certain private experiences, such as particular feelings, memories, behavioral predispositions, or thoughts In this article, we discuss

Delayed costs of suppressed pain.

It is demonstrated that the rebound effect of thought suppression has an analog in the experience of somatic discomfort and that monitoring produced the most rapid recovery from the pain and that suppression produced the slowest.

An experimental investigation of thought suppression.

Existential psychotherapy.

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    Current psychiatric therapies
  • 1962

Cognitive–behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder

  • 1993