Vantage Point & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Several of our therapists here at Vantage Point have specialized training in ACT and incorporate ACT into their comprehensive treatment plans. If you would like to inquire about ACT or mindfulness specific treatment, please contact us at 916-284-1416 or email@example.com.
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has emerged as a promising type of behavior therapy that is influenced by the eastern philosophy of Mindfulness and Relational Frame Theory. ACT theorists believe that most suffering is caused by psychological inflexibility. The general traits of psychological inflexibility are:
What do ACT Therapists Do?
ACT therapists teach clients the skills that they need to become more psychologically flexible. Psychological flexibility is the ability to effectively deal with your painful thoughts and feelings in the present moment and to actively move towards creating a more meaningful and fulfilling life. The main skills taught in ACT are:
Current Research on ACT
ACT has been shown to have a positive impact on a broad range of mental health problems. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is also considered to be an evidenced-based practice by SAMHSA and as an empirically supported treatment by the American Psychological Association. For current research on statistics, please click here to visit the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science :