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The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science. Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks

  • ID: 3329246
  • Book
  • January 2016
  • 564 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science is the first comprehensive examination of the philosophy, basic science, applied science, and applications of Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS), describing the philosophical and empirical foundation of the movement.

The handbook is organized into four sections, offering extensive breadth and depth. Section One provides an overview of the defining features and current status of CBS. The development of relational frame theory (RFT) as a functional contextualistic account of human language and cognition and its implications for education and alleviating human suffering are addressed in Section Two. Section Three more specifically focuses on contextual approaches to clinical interventions and assessment, their distinguishing characteristics, and relationship to RFT. The extension of contextual strategies to the improvement of larger social systems, such as workplaces, schools, communities, and even entire societies, in supporting human functioning and well–being are the focus of Section Four. Organized and written in such a way that it can be read in its entirety or on a section–by–section basis, the text provides a thorough grounding for students in this comprehensive approach.
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List of Contributors viii


1 Examining the Partially Completed Crossword Puzzle: The Nature and Status of Contextual Behavioral Science 1
Steven C. Hayes, Robert D. Zettle, Dermot Barnes]Holmes, and Anthony Biglan

Part I Contextual Behavioral Science: Nature, Strategy, and Current Status 7
Steven C. Hayes

2 Why Contextual Behavioral Science Exists: An Introduction to Part I 9
Steven C. Hayes

3 Contextual Behavioral Science: An Overview 17
Michael E. Levin, Michael P. Twohig, and Brooke M. Smith

4 Functional Contextualism and Contextual Behavioral Science 37
Anthony Biglan and Steven C. Hayes

5 Contextual Behavioral Science: Holding Terms Lightly 62
Kelly G. Wilson

6 Pragmatism and Psychological Flexibility in the Research Context: Applying Functional Contextualism to Scientific Methodology 81
Douglas M. Long and Brandon T. Sanford

7 A Functional Place for Language in Evolution: The Contribution of Contextual Behavioral Science to the Study of Human Evolution 100
Jean]Louis Monestès

Part II Relational Frame Theory 115
Dermot Barnes–Holmes

8 Relational Frame Theory: Finding Its Historical and Intellectual Roots and Reflecting upon Its Future Development: An Introduction to Part II 117
Dermot Barnes]Holmes, Yvonne Barnes]Holmes, Ian Hussey, and Carmen Luciano

9 Relational Frame Theory: The Basic Account 129
Sean Hughes and Dermot Barnes]Holmes

10 Relational Frame Theory: Implications for the Study of Human Language and Cognition 179
Sean Hughes and Dermot Barnes]Holmes

11 Relational Frame Theory: Implications for Education and Developmental Disabilities 227
Yvonne Barnes]Holmes, Deirdre Kavanagh, and Carol Murphy

12 RFT for Clinical Practice: Three Core Strategies in Understanding and Treating Human Suffering 254
Niklas Törneke, Carmen Luciano, Yvonne Barnes]Holmes, and Frank W. Bond

Part III Contextual Approaches to Clinical Interventions and Assessment 273
Robert D. Zettle

13 Contextual Approaches to Clinical Interventions and Assessment: An Introduction to Part III 275
Robert D. Zettle

14 Contextual Approaches to Psychotherapy: Defining, Distinguishing, and Common Features 287
James D. Herbert, Evan M. Forman, and Peter Hitchcock

15 Evaluating In]Session Therapist and Client Behaviors from a Contextual Behavioral Science Perspective 303
Matthieu Villatte

16 Measures That Make a Difference: A Functional Contextualistic Approach to Optimizing Psychological Measurement in Clinical Research and Practice 320
Joseph Ciarrochi, Robert D. Zettle, Robert Brockman, James Duguid, Philip Parker, Baljinder Sahdra, and Todd B. Kashdan

17 The Role of Experimental Psychopathology and Laboratory]Based Intervention Studies in Contextual Behavioral Science 347
Michael E. Levin and Matthieu Villatte

18 Scientific Ambition: The Relationship between Relational Frame Theory and Middle]Level Terms in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 365
Yvonne Barnes]Holmes, Ian Hussey, Ciara McEnteggart, Dermot Barnes]Holmes, and Mairéad Foody

Part IV Extending the CBS Tradition 383
Anthony Biglan

19 A Functional Contextualist Approach to Cultural Evolution: An Introduction to Part IV 385
Anthony Biglan

20 A Contextual Behavioral Science Approach to Parenting Intervention and Research 398
Laura Backen Jones, Koa Whittingham, Lisa Coyne, and April Lightcap

21 Contextual Behavioral Science and Education 422
Thomas G. Szabo and Mark R. Dixon

22 Psychological Flexibility and ACT at Work 459
Frank W. Bond, Joda Lloyd, Paul E. Flaxman, and Rob Archer

23 The Potential of Community]Wide Strategies for Promoting Psychological Flexibility 483
Michael E. Levin, Jason Lillis, and Anthony Biglan

24 The Evolution of Capitalism 496
Anthony Biglan, Jean Lee, and Christine Cody

25 A Functional Contextualist Analysis of the Behavior and Organizational Practices Relevant to Climate Change 513
Mark Alavosius, Donny Newsome, Ramona Houmanfar, and Anthony Biglan


26 The Future of the Human Sciences and Society 531
Anthony Biglan, Robert D. Zettle, Steven C. Hayes, and Dermot Barnes]Holmes

Index 541

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Robert D. Zettle
Steven C. Hayes
Dermot Barnes–Holmes
Anthony Biglan
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