Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Develop a New Relationship with your Thoughts
by Dr Gordon Wong, Specialist in Psychiatry
MBBS (HK), MRCPsych, FHKCPsych, FHKAM (Psychiatry), MSocSc (Couns)(South Australia), DCPsyc RCP&S (Irel), DFM (HKCFP)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is one of the so called “third wave” psychotherapy, meaning it is newer and uses a fresh perspective to achieve therapeutic goals. It is defined by its founders as “a therapeutic approach that uses acceptance and mindfulness processes, and commitment and behavior change processes, to produce greater psychological flexibility”.