ACT Books

9781626253216ACT for Clergy and Pastoral Counselors: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Bridge Psychological and Spiritual Care (July 2016)
by Jason A. Nieuwsma, Robyn D. Walser, Steven C. Hayes
Outlines how the core ACT processes can be applied to religious and spiritual care approaches.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2012)
by Steven C. Hayes, and Jason Lillis
An overview of ACT’s main influences and its basic principles.
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
by Steven C. Hayes with Spencer Smith
A general purpose ACT workbook. RCTs show that it works as an aid to ACT or on its own, but it will also keep new ACT therapists well oriented.
Acceptance & Mindfulness Treatments for Children & Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Guide (2008)
Edited by Laurie A. Greco and Steven C. Hayes
Shows how the changes in the behavioral and cognitive therapies, which ACT is a part of, can be relevant for children and adolescents.
ACT Verbatim for Depression & Anxiety: Annotated Transcripts for Learning Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (2008)
by Michael Twohig and Steven C. Hayes
Good example of ACT in actual practice.
Learning Act: An Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists (2007)
by Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, and Robyn D. Walser
A step by step learning companion for the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy book. Very practical and helpful. Great book.
The Diabetes Lifestyle Book: Facing Your Fears & Making Changes for a Long & Healthy Life (2007)
by Jennifer A. Gregg, Glenn M. Callaghan, Steven C. Hayes, and Michael Singer
This is a book about applying ACT to diabetes management
Act on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger (2006)
by Georg H. Eifert, Matthew McKay, and John P. Forsyth. Foreword by Steven C. Hayes
The first book to adapt ACT principles to dealing with anger. It teaches readers how to change their relationship to anger by accepting rather than resisting angry feelings and learning to make values-based responses to provocation. Has been tested successfully in a small randomized trial.
Acceptance And Commitment Therapy For Chronic Pain (2005)
by Joanne Dahl, Kelly G. Wilson, Carmen Luciano, and Steven C. Hayes
Describes an ACT approach to chronic pain. Very accessible and readable. One of the better clinical expositions on how to do ACT values work.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner’s Treatment Guide to Using Mindfulness, Acceptance, And Values-Based Behavior Change Strategies (2005)
by Georg H. Eifert and John P. Forsyth. Foreword by Steven C. Hayes
Good book with a protocol that shows how to mix ACT processes into a brief therapy for anxiety disorders.
A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2004)
Edited by Steven C. Hayes and Kirk D. StrosahlShows how to do ACT with a variety of populations
The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2004)
by Michelle Heffner.  Foreword by Steven C. Hayes
An eating disorders patient workbook on ACT.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change (2011)
by Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl, and Kelly G. Wilson
This book provides the definitive statement of ACT—from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques.
Acceptance and Change: Content and Context in Psychotherapy (1994)
Edited by Steven C. Hayes, Neil S. Jacobson, Victoria M. Follette, and Michael J. Dougher
Some of the fellow travelers. This was the book length summary of the 3rd wave that was coming. Still relevant

Therapy Related Books

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Addictive Behaviors: Applying Contextual CBT to Substance Abuse and Behavioral Addictions (2012)
Edited by Steven C. Hayes and Michael Levin
How acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions are being successfully used to treat a variety of addictive behaviors, ranging from substance abuse to gambling addiction.
Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention (2015)
By Matthieu Villatte, Jennifer L. Villatte, and Steven C. Hayes
Features innovative ways to enhance assessment and intervention using specific kinds of clinical conversations.
Scientific Standards of Psychological Practice: Issues and Recommendations (2007)
Edited by Steven C. Hayes, Victoria M. Follette, Robyn M. Dawes, and Kathleen E. Grady
Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition (2004)
Edited by Steven C. Hayes, Victoria M. Follette, and Marsha M. Linehan
Shows how ACT is part of a change in the behavioral and cognitive therapies more generally.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applying Empirically Supported Techniques in Your Practice (2003)
Edited by William T. O’Donohue, Jane E. Fisher, and Steven C. Hayes
Integrated Behavioral Healthcare: Positioning Mental Health Practice with Medical/Surgical Practice (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional) (2001)
Edited by Nicholas A. Cummings, William O’Donohue, Steven C. Hayes, and Victoria M. Follette
The Scientist Practitioner: Research and Accountability in the Age of Managed Care (1999)
by Steven C. Hayes, David H. Barlow, and Rosemary O. Nelson-Gray
Conceptual Foundations of Behavioral Assessment (1986)
Edited by Rosemary O. Nelson and Steven C. Hayes
Prescription Privileges for Psychologists: A Critical Appraisal (1998)
Edited by Steven C. Hayes and Elaine M. Heiby

Contextual Behavior Science

The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science (2016)
by Anthony Biglan, Dermot Barnes-Holmes, Robert D. Zettle, and Steven C. Hayes
Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition (2001)
by Steven C. Hayes, Dermot Barnes-Holmes, and Bryan Roche
Not for the faint of heart, but if you want a treatment that is grounded on a solid foundation of basic work, you’ve got it. This book is the foundation.
Visual Basic for Behavioral Psychologists (2003)
by Mark R. Dixon and Otto H. Maclin. Foreword by Steven C. Hayes
A History of the Behavioral Therapies: Founders’ Personal Histories (2001)
Edited by William T. O’Donohue, Deborah A. Henderson, Steven C. Hayes, and Jane E. Fisher
Varieties of Scientific Contextualism (1993)
Edited by Steven C. Hayes, Linda J. Hayes, Hayne W. Reese, and Theodore R. Sarbin
If you become interested in the philosophical foundation of ACT, this will help
Behavior Analysis of Language & Cognition: The Fourth International Institute on Verbal Relations (1994)
Edited by Steven C. Hayes, Linda J. Hayes, Masaya Sato, and Koichi Ono
Environmental Problems/Behavioral Solutions (Environment and Behavior) (1985)
Edited by John D. Cone and Steven C. Hayes