Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128146699, 9780128146705

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

1st Edition

The Clinician's Guide for Supporting Parents

Authors: Koa Whittingham Lisa Coyne
Paperback ISBN: 9780128146699
eBook ISBN: 9780128146705
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th June 2019
Page Count: 426
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Description

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide for Supporting Parents constitutes a principles-based guide for clinicians to support parents across various stages of child and adolescent development. It uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as an axis to integrate evolution science, behaviour analysis, attachment theory, emotion-focused and compassion-focused therapies into a cohesive framework. From this integrated framework, the authors explore practice through presenting specific techniques, experiential exercises, and clinical case studies.

Key Features

  • Explores the integration of ACT with established parenting approaches
  • Includes a new model - the parent-child hexaflex - and explores each component of this model in depth with clinical techniques and a case study
  • Emphasizes how to foster a strong therapeutic relationship and case conceptualization from an acceptance and commitment therapy perspective
  • Covers the full spectrum of child development from infancy to adolescence
  • Touches upon diverse clinical presentations including: child anxiety, neurodevelopmental disorders, and child disruptive behavior problems, with special emphasis on infant sleep
  • Addresses how best to support parents with mental health concerns, such as postnatal depression
  • Is relevant for both novices and clinicians, students in psychology, social work and educational professionals supporting parents

Readership

Mental health clinicians and practitioners (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.) working with parents; school counselors

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Section One: Theoretical and Scientific Background
2. Parenting
3. Connect: the parent-child relationship
4. Shape: building a flexible repertoire

Section Two: The Bedrock of Clinical practice
5. Case Conceptualization
6. Therapeutic Relationship

Section Three: ACT Processes
7. Values and Proto-values
8. Experiential acceptance of parent, child and relationship
9. Psychological contact with the present moment including shared psychological contact
10. Flexible languaging
11. Flexible perspective taking
12. Compassionate Context
13. Committed Action and Exploration
14. Integrating ACT with other interventions
15. Conclusion

Details

No. of pages:
426
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
18th June 2019
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128146699
eBook ISBN:
9780128146705

About the Author

Koa Whittingham

Koa Whittingham, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre within the Child Health Research Centre at The University of Queensland, Australia. She is a registered psychologist in Australia with specialisations in both clinical and developmental psychology. She is also the author of Becoming Mum, a self-help book for the perinatal period grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy. Her research spans three key areas: parenting, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and related approaches. She is passionate about the application of ACT to parenting research and intervention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia Honorary Research Fellow, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Australia

Lisa Coyne

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and is the Founder of the McLean Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute for Children and Adolescents (OCDI Jr.) at Harvard Medical School. She is also the Founder and Director of the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (NECOA) and is a Fellow in the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). She is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice, and nearly 20 years of experience in the use of ACT with young people and families. Her research focuses on parenting in early childhood and the treatment of anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder in children and adolescents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Founder of the McLean Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute for Children and Adolescents (OCDI Jr.), Harvard Medical School Founder and Director of the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (NECOA) Fellow in the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)

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