Developed over decades of ongoing clinical research, acceptance-based behavioral therapy (ABBT) is a flexible framework with proven effectiveness for treating anxiety disorders and co-occurring problems. This authoritative guide provides a complete overview of ABBT along with practical guidelines for assessment, case formulation, and individualized intervention. Clinicians learn powerful ways to help clients reduce experiential avoidance; cultivate acceptance, self-compassion, and mindful awareness; and increase engagement in personally meaningful behaviors. Illustrated with vivid case material, the book includes 29 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download printable copies of the reproducible materials and audio recordings of guided meditation practices. A separate website for clients includes the audio recordings only.
Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy is, quite simply, the definitive work on the subject. Roemer and Orsillo are leading scientist-practitioners who share their considerable wealth of experience in this rich yet easy-to-digest volume. Packed with theoretical insights and practical recommendations, the book deftly combines elements from dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and more traditional behavioral approaches for clients suffering from a range of emotional disorders. This is a 'must read' for contemporary cognitive-behavioral therapists, and will be one of my go-to references for many years to come. --David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, Director, Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living-Hartford Hospital Roemer and Orsillo have produced a worthy successor to their earlier seminal guide to ABBT. Reflecting the wisdom gained from 10 additional years of using and training others in their approach, Roemer and Orsillo have added more practical, step-by-step instruction for implementing ABBT strategies. This thoughtful volume also facilitates a richer understanding of diversity and culture in working with clients, and more flexible use of the protocol in time-limited, real-world contexts. This book is for everyone--it is accessible for the trainee yet sophisticated for the experienced clinician. --Joanna Arch, PhD, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder An essential resource for clinicians seeking an empirically supported intervention that approaches treatment of a range of clinical conditions with both rigor and humanity. Roemer and Orsillo present ABBT in an accessible style that supports the use and adaptability of this approach to collaboratively engage patients in meaningful change. Recommended for clinicians at all stages and across multiple fields of study. --Carl W. Lejuez, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Kansas Manualized treatments with high emphasis on fidelity can be restrictive when applied to real-life situations. This timely book advances the field by focusing on the core elements and clinical strategies of acceptance-based behavioral approaches, so that clinical interventions can be customized to the needs of specific clients. This is an exceptional resource for students, clinicians, educators, and researchers interested in evidence-based treatments that value the client's unique needs and preferences and the client-provider relationship. --Mildred Vera, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico