Keynote: “Integrating ACT into CBT Practice: Exploring the Benefits of a Process-Based Approach”

15 Mag 2021
14:30 - 15:00

Keynote: “Integrating ACT into CBT Practice: Exploring the Benefits of a Process-Based Approach”

Although Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is usually thought of in CBT as a specific treatment method, it is better viewed as the public face of a model of how to do process-based therapy. In this talk I will show how a process-based approach provides practical advantages to CBT clinicians, using as an extended example the integration of psychological flexibility processes, relational framing principles, and the many methods proven to move them into CBT practice. While acknowledging certain philosophical differences that may exist that can be appreciated but not eliminated, there is no reason for mainstream CBT therapists not to take advantage of the full range of processes and procedures that have been generated by the contextual behavioral science community and for which there is a large a growing empirical foundation.