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Salon on Hayes, ACT

Posted by pseudoname on February 25, 2006, at 15:06:41

In reply to Acceptance and Commitment in TIME, posted by pseudoname on February 21, 2006, at 10:49:43

It's spreading. There's now an interview with Steve Hayes about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at Salon Magazine, although the Time Magazine piece was better. (You have to be a Salon member or sit through an ad to read the whole thing.)

There's a Salon discussion forum on the article, too. People can be mean! (Dr Bob is not alone in having fierce critics...) ;-) Hayes and his friends also reply:

    Getting over happiness • SALON MAGAZINE • Feb 25, 2006
    By Rebecca Traister
    “Psychology has an improbable new rock star in Steven Hayes, a 57-year-old University of Nevada professor whose newest book, "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life", coauthored with Spencer Smith, earned him a splashy profile in the Feb. 13 edition of Time magazine. The arresting headline of the Time story was "Happiness Isn't Normal" — and while that's not a sentence Hayes actually penned, it has quickly become the catchphrase associated with his controversial school of "acceptance and commitment therapy." ACT, as it's known, is an approach to mental and behavioral health that flies in the face of traditional cognitive therapy and is being referred to as "third-wave" psychology (following second-wave cognitive therapy and first-wave behavior therapy).” ....




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