Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Scientific Rating:
1
Well-Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is no formal support available for implementation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as listed below:

Fidelity measures have been developed in conjunction with ACT clinical trials. Some information about these can be found at http://contextualscience.org/treatment_adherence_and_competence

In addition, the book Learning ACT: An Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists contains a therapist competency ratings scale to promote dissemination with fidelity.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as listed below:

Many protocols and books have been written which can support the implementation of ACT. Lists of books and downloadable protocols can be found at http://contextualscience.org

Some examples of ACT implementation tools include:

Eifert, G. H., & Forsyth, J. P. (2005). Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for anxiety disorders: A practitioner's treatment guide to using mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based behavior change strategies. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Hayes, S. C. (2007). ACT in action [6-DVD series]. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Hayes, S. C. (2008). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [DVD]. In J. Carlson (Host), Series 1--Systems of psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hayes, S. C., & Strosahl, K. D. (Eds.). (2004). A practical guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Second Edition): The Process and Practice of Mindful Change. New York: Guilford.

Luoma, J., Hayes, S. C., & Walser, R. (2007). Learning ACT: An Acceptance & Commitment Therapy skills-training manual for therapists. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).