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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2018;15(2):51-55.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2018.15.2.51    Published online January 3, 2019.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Euihyeon Na
Addiction Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, Maeumsarang Hospital
Correspondence:  Euihyeon Na, Email: irene.h.na@gmail.com
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a functional contextual intervention approach based on the behavioral theory on human language, which views human suffering as originating in psychological inflexibility fostered by cognitive fusion and experiential avoidance. Thus, the goal of ACT is to enhance psychological flexibility using six core processes including acceptance, cognitive defusion, self-as-context, contact with present moment, values clarification, and committed action. Recent clinical trials have suggested the efficacy for ACT in the treatment of various mental illness and psychological distress. The aim of this review is to offer more knowledge and better understanding of ACT by presenting its underlying principle and an overview of the research field.
Key Words: Acceptance, and, Commitment, Therapy, (ACT), functional
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