TITLE

Evaluating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Analysis of a Recent Critique

AUTHOR(S)
Gaudiano, Brandon A.
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation & Therapy;Feb2010, Vol. 5 Issue 3/4, p311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a newer psychotherapy that has generated much clinical and research interest in recent years. However, the approach has begun to receive strong criticism from proponents of traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Hofmann and Asmundson (2008) recently compared and contrasted ACT and traditional CBT. They concluded that ACT's criticisms of traditional CBT are inaccurate; both ACT and CBT can be understood using a similar theoretical model; and there is no evidence that ACT represents a "third wave" of behavior therapy, as is sometimes claimed by its proponents. In the current article, I further analyze Hofmann and Asmundson's critique of ACT to determine its evidential merit and to attempt to clarify potential points of misunderstanding between CBT and ACT proponents.
ACCESSION #
51382938

 

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