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Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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"One of the most fruitful aspects of the encounter between classical Buddhist knowledge and modern science has been the emergence of new therapeutic and educational approaches that integrate contemplative practice, such as mindfulness, and contemporary psychology methods, such as those of cognitive therapy.

I have had the honor to engage in a deep conversation with Dr. Aaron T. Beck  on a number of issues related to this encounter, and feel that this engagement has a real potential to making a significant contribution to the wider world. The systematic approach of this book, wherein the insights of both classical Buddhist and contemporary psychology are integrated, represents a most beneficial and powerful method of ensuring a healthy mind and heart."

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"This landmark volume is an indispensable resource for any clinician seeking an authoritative, insightful, and nuanced presentation of psychotherapy approaches at the cutting edge of psychological science and practice. My graduate students in my psychotherapy class give this remarkable book rave reviews, and I have already recommended it to many clinical and research colleagues. Kudos to the editors and the authors of the splendidly lucid, integrative chapters!"

- Steven Jay Lynn, PhD, Binghamton University

"Herbert and Forman have compiled an outstanding collection of perspectives on the scientific and theoretical issues surrounding acceptance and mindfulness approaches within the context of cognitive behavioral therapy. Each chapter presents insightful discussions by leaders in the field, and together they provide a comprehensive and balanced overview of the most critical issues pertaining to the core premises of each approach. This is a must read for clinicians and researchers alike."

- Michelle G. Craske, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychology, UCLA

"What has been missing in the midst of partisan battles between orthodox CBT therapists and enthusiastic proponents of newer acceptance/mindfulness approaches is a reasoned, scientifically grounded discourse that would help researchers and clinicians alike sort through the various claims and counter-claims. This book, skillfully conceived and edited by James Herbert and Evan Forman, provides just such a sober and open-minded appraisal of a trend that has sometimes suffered both from too much hype from one side and too sweeping a rejection by the other. This volume encourages careful consideration of both positions and can advance evidence-based psychosocial therapy both conceptually and procedurally to the benefit of all."

- From the foreword by Gerald C. Davison, PhD, University of Southern California

Table of Contents

Part I New Developments in The Behavior Therapy Tradition: Perspectives on Mindfulness and Psychological Acceptance

  1. The Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: The Rise of Psychological Acceptance and Mindfulness
    James D. Herbert and Evan M. Forman
  2. Cognitive Therapy
    David J. A. Dozois and Aaron T. Beck
  3. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
    David M. Fresco, Jessica J. Flynn, Douglas S. Mennin, and Emily A. P. Haigh
  4. Metacognitive Therapy
    Adrian Wells
  5. Emotional Schema Therapy: A Bridge over Troubled Waters
    Robert L. Leahy
  6. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    Paul G. Salmon, Sandra E. Sephton, and Samuel J. Dreeben
  7. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    Clive J. Robins and M. Zachary Rosenthal
  8. Behavioral Activation in the Context of "Third Wave" Therapies
    Christopher R. Martell and Jonathan Kanter
  9. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy: An Acceptance-Based Approach to Improving Relationship Functioning
    Meghan M. McGinn, Lisa A. Benson, and Andrew Christensen
  10. Understanding Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Context: A History of Similarities and Differences with Other Cognitive Behavior Therapies
    Kelly G. Wilson, Michael J. Bordieri, Maureen K. Flynn, Nadia N. Lucas, and Regan M. Slater

Part II Integration and Synthesis

  1. Mindfulness and Acceptance: The Perspective of Cognitive Therapy
    Stefan G. Hofmann, Julia A. Glombiewski, Anu Asnaani, and Alice T. Sawyer
  2. Mindfulness and Acceptance: The Perspective of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    Michael Levin and Steven C. Hayes
  3. Mindfulness and Acceptance in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: What’s New?
    Marvin R. Goldfried