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Author McHugh, Louise.

Title A contextual behavioral guide to the self : theory and practice / Louise McHugh, Ian Stewart, and Priscilla Almada, with forward by Steven C. Hayes
Published Oakland : Context Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 218 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Context Press Mastering ACT
Context Press Mastering ACT
Contents Intro; Acknowledgments; Foreword: Understanding the Role of Self in Practice: Why the Science Road Matters; Introduction: Self Matters; Chapter 1: Functional Contextualism and Contextual Behavioral Psychology; Chapter 2: Relational Frame Theory; Chapter 3: Relational Frame Theory and the Self; Chapter 4: Acquiring Selfing; Chapter 5: The Three Selfing Repertoires; Chapter 6: Self Content Issues; Chapter 7: Toward Healthy Selfing; Chapter 8: Assessing for Selfing Problems; Afterword; References; Index
Summary The self plays an integral role in human motivation, cognition, and social identity. A Contextual Behavioral Guide to the Self translates this difficult--yet essential--therapeutic process into easy-to-apply steps and user-friendly language. For many clients, it's incredibly difficult to shed preconceived notions of "who they really are," and negative perceptions of the self can lead to feelings of low self-worth that stand in the way of treatment. Furthermore, every client who partakes in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) must identify a self as part of their treatment, and clinicians often report that observing the self, or "self as context," is the most difficult of all six core ACT processes. Problems with the self arise when clients orient themselves in the world and learn to relate to others, but these problems can vary considerably. For example, some clients may have deficits in developing a strong sense of self in the first place--particularly if they are diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Depressed clients or those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may develop a skewed, negative sense of self, and those with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) may develop an inflated sense of self. With this unique road map, you will learn to apply the complex theory of the self into everyday practice, and help all clients develop empathy, compassion, and flexible perspective taking--leading to better treatment outcomes and better lives for clients. -- Proquest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource, title from digital title page (viewed on July 13, 2020)
Subject Acceptance and commitment therapy.
Self-analysis (Psychoanalysis)
Acceptance and commitment therapy.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Self-analysis (Psychoanalysis)
Form Electronic book
Author Almada, Priscilla, author.
Hayes, Steven C., writer of forward.
Stewart, Ian, 1971- author.
ISBN 1626251770