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

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  • 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 1Steven C. Hayes, Robert D. Zettle, Dermot Barnes]Holmes, and Anthony Biglan

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

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

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

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

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

6 Pragmatism and Psychological Flexibility in the Research Context: Applying Functional Contextualism to Scientific Methodology 81Douglas 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 100Jean]Louis Monestès

Part II Relational Frame Theory 115Dermot Barnes–Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16 Measures That Make a Difference: A Functional Contextualistic Approach to Optimizing Psychological Measurement in Clinical Research and Practice 320Joseph 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 347Michael E. Levin and Matthieu Villatte

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

Part IV Extending the CBS Tradition 383Anthony Biglan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Index 541

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Robert D. Zettle is Professor of Psychology at Wichita State University, USA. He serves on the editorial board of several journals includingBehavior Modification, International Journal of Behavioral Consultation & Therapy andThe Psychological Record. Professor Zettle has contributed many chapters to various books, and is the author ofACT for Depression (2007).

Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, USA. An author of 36 books including the best sellingGet Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (2005), his research demonstrates how language and thought leads to human suffering. He developedAcceptance and Commitment Therapy, andRelational Frame Theory, a contextual approach to language and cognition. Dr. Hayes has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.

Dermot Barnes–Holmes is foundation Professor of Psychology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, and is known for the analysis of human language and cognition through the development of Relational Frame Theory with Steven C. Hayes, and its application in various psychological settings. Professor Barnes–Holmes has published over 250 scientific articles, chapters and books.

Tony Biglan is Professor of Psychology andDirector at the Center for Prevention of Problems in Early Adolescence at Oregon Research Institute, USA. His research over the past 30 years has helped to identify effective family, school, and community interventions to prevent the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence.
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