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(p. 77) Sessions 3 and 4: Acceptance Supported by Defusion 

(p. 77) Sessions 3 and 4: Acceptance Supported by Defusion
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(p. 77) Sessions 3 and 4: Acceptance Supported by Defusion
Author(s):

Michael P. Twohig

, Michael E. Levin

, and Clarissa W. Ong

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190629922.003.0007
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date: 24 October 2020

This chapter provides session outlines for covering acceptance and defusion with clients. It also describes how to be experiential when doing acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). At this point in therapy, we expect that clients may not be fully on board with the idea of acceptance. Thus, the chapter provides some guidance on how to practice acceptance with clients again, recognizing that doing so is novel for most people. In addition, work on acceptance provides a natural segue into work on defusion, as noticing thoughts and feelings for what they are can make being willing to experience them that much easier.

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