Model and processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for chronic pain including a closer look at the self

Yu, Lin ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0038-9266 and McCracken, Lance M. (2016) Model and processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for chronic pain including a closer look at the self. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 20 (2) , 12. ISSN 1531-3433 [Article] (doi:10.1007/s11916-016-0541-4)

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Abstract

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), is one of the so called “third-wave” Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. It has been increasingly applied to chronic pain, and there is accumulating evidence to support its effectiveness. ACT is based on a model of general human functioning called the Psychological Flexibility (PF) model. Most facets of the PF model have been examined in chronic pain. However, a potential key facet related to “self” appears underappreciated. Indeed a positive or healthy sense of self seems essential to our wellbeing, and there have been numerous studies of the self in chronic pain. At the same time these studies are not currently well organized or easy to summarize. This lack of clarity and integration creates barriers to progress in this area of research. PF, with its explicit inclusion of self-related therapeutic processes within a broad, integrative, theoretical model may help. The current review summarizes the PF model in the context of chronic pain with a specific emphasis on the parts of the model that address self-related processes.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 28977
Notes on copyright: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Current Pain and Headache Reports. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11916-016-0541-4
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Depositing User: Lin Yu
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 07:33
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 12:47
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28977

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