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Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy Program

Forman Herbert Overview

Research

Our research team has a number of overlapping research interests that span psychotherapy processes and outcome, acceptance-based behavioral strategies for emotional and behavioral health problems, the nature and treatment of various anxiety disorders, and science versus pseudoscience.

The research team was recently awarded a NIH grant for the Mind Your Health project; this randomized controlled trial compares acceptance-based behavioral treatment versus standard behavioral treatment for obesity.

We are also conducting a RCT to compare the effectiveness of two forms of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for social anxiety disorder: cognitive therapy (also known as traditional CBT), and a newer model of CBT known as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Please see our Lab Projects section for a description of all our research studies.

Latest News

Book Cover

Herbert and Forman have recently published a new book titled Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Click here for more information.

Lab member Kimberly Hoffman wins Drexel University's Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Social Sciences.

Lab member Lisa Glassman featured in Drexel Alumni magazine. Story found here.

Lab member Adrienne Juarascio receives 2011 Doctoral Dissertation Grant from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis.

Lab Personnel

The research team currently consists of 2 faculty members, 10 doctoral students, 4 master’s students, and several undergraduate students. Please see our Lab Personnel section for more information on team members.

Prospective Students

Drs. Herbert and Forman are planning to take 1 doctoral student and 1 master's student to begin in the 2011-2012 academic year. Please see our Prospective Students FAQ.

Useful Links

The research team has found the links below useful in our work: