Friday, March 4, 2011

The U.S. Government Lists Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an Evidence-Based Treatment

This is exciting news within the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) community! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a major department within the U.S. government, now lists ACT as an empirically supported treatment. This is part of its National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

ACT received high scores across a number of different dimensions, including quality of research and efforts at dissemination (e.g., getting ACT out there to professional and the public). This is a great victory for mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments, and for ACT in particular!

Read about it yourself here.

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