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Brief Interventions for Radical Behavior Change

Brief Interventions for Radical Behavior Change
Brief Interventions for Radical Behavior Change
Brief Interventions for Radical Behavior Change is a valuable resource for clinicians a collection of fifteen to thirty minute therapeutic interventions based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) that can be used to help clients overcome any psychological difficulty, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Key Selling Points: ? The authors' previous book, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression (ISBN: 978 1572245488), has sold over 30,000 copies. Page 63 of 83 TIP SHEET TIP SHEET ? This is the first book on applying ACT principles in brief, fifteen to thirty minute encounters with clients. ACT is uniquely suited for delivery in brief interventions because it shifts the focus from preventing private negative emotions, a time consuming endeavor, to increasing values based activity. ? A growing number of mental health and chemical dependency clinicians are being pressured by managed care networks to complete treatment in fewer sessions. These brief interventions help clients learn and apply ACT techniques efficiently. Description: Mental health and chemical dependency clinicians are in a unique position to improve the lives of their clients, but find it difficult to provide clients with life changing psychological tools they need within each time limited appointment. Brief Interventions for Radical Behavior Change makes it easy for these busy clinicians to integrate important mindfulness, acceptance, and values based therapeutic work in their interactions with clients. In just fifteen to thirty minutes, clinicians can identify core issues clients struggle with, apply acceptance interventions to help clients eliminate self defeating thinking and behavior, and help clients engage in committed, values based actions to change their lives for the better. The goal is to emphasize small, positive changes that cumulatively lead to radical changes in clients' lives. These acceptance and commitment therapy based interventions require minimal time and few follow up visits, and are capable of catalyzing dramatic changes in clients. Brief interventions have been proven to have a significant clinical impact in helping clients overcome substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. A must have resource for every clinician seeking to hasten his or her clients' recovery using cutting edge techniques from mindfulness and acceptance therapy. Author Bio: Kirk Strosahl, PhD, is currently principal and consultant for the Mountainview Consulting Group Inc., a firm specializing in providing consultation, program implementation and training services for health care systems seeking to integrate behavioral health and primary medical services and/or develop effective methods for collecting and using clinical outcome data. Strosahl has consulted extensively with both public and private health and mental health care systems on the design and implementation of clinically effective models integrative behavioral care. He is author of numerous articles on the subjects of primary care behavioral health integration, outcome assessment in behavioral health, and the use of practice guidelines and other empirically based methods in clinical practice. He has also coauthored books on the clinical treatment of the suicidal patient and acceptance and commitment therapy. Patricia Robinson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at Mountainview Consulting Group Inc., in Zillah, WA. Thomas Gustavsson, MSc, is a licensed psychologist and one of the founders of Psykologpartners, the biggest consultant firm for psychological services in Scandinavia. He has worked as a consultant to implement acceptance and commitment therapy in psychiatry and community based services with social workers, treatment centers, schools, and primary care clinics.
Book Type and Author
Author Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD
Book Type Paperback / softback
Book Specifications
Height 228
Width 150
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: 9781608823451
  • ISBN: 9781608823451