Introduction: What is ACT?
1. The Phenomenology and Conceptualization of Anorexia Nervosa from an ACT Perspective
2. Overview, Orienting Clients to Treatment, and Forming a Therapeutic Alliance
3. ACT Case Formulation, Assessment, and Treatment Planning
4. Weight Restoration
5. Working with Parents, Partners, or Other Family Members of Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa
6. Creating a Context for Change
7. Acceptance: Allowing Unwanted Internal Experiences
8. Helping Clients Author and Engage Personal Values
9. Defusing Language and Contacting the Present Moment
10. Sensing the Self
11. Treatment Progress and Termination and Final Thoughts for the Therapist
This is the first book to present a roadmap for tailoring acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the serious, complex challenges of anorexia nervosa (AN). Leading authorities describe interventions grounded in ACT core processes--Defusion, Acceptance, Attention to the Present Moment, Self-Awareness, Values, and Committed Action. Guidance is provided for conducting functional assessments with adolescents and adults and working toward individualized treatment goals, starting with weight restoration. The book also discusses ways to engage parents and other family members in treatment. It features therapist scripts, sample dialogues, case examples, and reproducible forms and handouts. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.