Monthly Archive: April 2022

Age with ACT: A pilot acceptance and commitment therapy group for older adults receiving a community mental health service

Dr Paul Sadler, Isabelle Gardner, Sarah Hart, Dr Shama Aradhye, and Julian Nolan Abstract The aim of this pilot study was to assess whether an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) group could benefit the mental health of older adults (aged 65–84) in a community psychiatric setting. Ten older adults participated in a 6-week pilot ACT …

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Age with ACT: A pilot acceptance and commitment therapy group for older adults receiving a community mental health service

The ACT Bullseye Measure

  Dr Paul Sadler, Isabelle Gardner, Sarah Hart, Dr Shama Aradhye, and Julian Nolan   Consistent with global trends, developed countries are projected to have greater numbers of people over the age of 65 (Juni, 2015). While life expectancy has increased, mental health outcomes have not (Brown, 2015). Although older adults face increasing rates of …

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Clarifying a Muddy Pond: A Pākehā Therapist’s Account of Navigating a Critical Moment in the Integration of Narrative Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy

Sarah Penwarden   Abstract In this paper, as a Pākehā[1]/non-Māori therapist, I reflect on my desire for integration between two diverse modalities: person-centred therapy and narrative therapy. Drawing on the dissonance experienced in a moment of a conversation where I responded solely with one modality, I question whether integration of diverse approaches is possible. I …

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Clarifying a Muddy Pond: A Pākehā Therapist’s Account of Navigating a Critical Moment in the Integration of Narrative Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy

Return to Articles Sarah Penwarden     I am a Pākehā/non-Māori woman therapist, educator and supervisor. I draw on social constructionist ideas in my practice which assist in critiquing ideas and noticing the effect of theories on my work (Burr, 2003; White, 2007). In this paper, I write about my own journey in integration, and …

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127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox: DBT, CBT and Beyond (2020) by Judith Belmont. PESI Publishing & Media. ISBN: 9781936128433

Return to Articles Reviewed by: Dr. Philip Chittleborough Book Review As indicated by its title, this book provides (amongst other things) a large number and diverse range of tips related to the usage of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and interventions related to positive psychology. Most of the tips are presented in …

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