Volume 6, Article 2
Integrating Positive Psychological Interventions into Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Bryant M Stone and Kathleen Schmidt
Citation: Stone, B. M., & Schmidt, K. (2022). Integrating Positive Psychological Interventions into Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 6, 2, 1-9. https://www.nationalwellbeingservice.org/volumes/volume-6-2022/volume-6-article-2/
Processing dates: Submitted 14 June 2021; Resubmitted 13 October 2021; Accepted 12 November 2021; Published 29th April 2022
Although Positive Psychological Interventions (PPIs) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) appear to have functional and theoretical differences, recent developments suggest that
these orientations may be integrated in practice for a more potent therapeutic effect. In the current paper, we delineate combinations of intervention domains from each orientation that are relatively indicated and contraindicated in clinical practice. Through this discussion we provide a rationale and empirically supported practical advice on how to present and integrate PPIs into ACT.
Keywords: Positive Psychological Interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, well-being, psychological flexibility, treatment indications
© 2022. Bryant M Stone and Kathleen Schmidt. Published in European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. Published by National Wellbeing Services Ltd. This article is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license. Full terms of licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Bryant M. Stone is with the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, Southern Illinois University, USA
Kathleen Schmidt is with the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, Southern Illinois University, USA