ACT and RFT in Relationships. Helping Clients Deepen by JoAnne Dahl,Ian Stewart,Christopher Martell, et al.New

By JoAnne Dahl,Ian Stewart,Christopher Martell, et al.New Harbinger Publications|New Harbinger Publications||Context PressAdult NonfictionPsychologyLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 18.12.2013Street date: 02.01.2014Preview

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There are also the phenomena of generalization and discrimination, which come about based on the fact that the antecedent, or discriminative stimulus, is a class event. For example, after little Juliana has learned to desist from whatever she is doing when her mother or father tells her, “Stop,” she might also desist when other adults tell her, “Stop,” thus generalizing from her parents. , her teacher) but not others, including strangers. The Origins of Intimacy, Love, and Sexuality In this section, we explain how the key concepts of behavior analytic science that we have outlined might aid an understanding of early learning foundations of romantic love.

Skinner, 1957), including with respect to such critically important phenomena as thinking and feeling. This understanding of human behavior has had an impact with regard to practical application as well as theory. Perhaps the foremost example of this is that a new model of psychotherapy—­ acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999)—has been developed in accordance with the same basic insights provided by RFT. This model offers a particular perspective on psychological fulfillment that is as relevant in the area of romantic relationships as it is in other areas of psychological importance in life.

In chapter 7, we discuss the consideration of love as a value. We examine how people can realize this value in relationships without an unhealthy emphasis on emotions. In chapter 8, we examine a second potentially healthful phenomenon—self-compassion. ” In chapter 9, we examine evidencebased couples therapies from the perspectives of RFT and ACT. Through a case example, we propose alternative processes of change underlying particular techniques and approaches. Finally, in chapter 10, we provide concluding thoughts and a succinct summary.

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