ACT Institutet’s expertise
The evidence for ACT as a psychotherapy is strong for chronic conditions (i.e. depression and chronic pain). Still, there is room for development.
Chronic conditions are related to lifestyle behaviors and often treated by non-behaviorally trained professionals (MDs, nurses, physios, OT, etc.) who face challenges when it comes to prompt sustainable lifestyle behavioral changes.
Many professionals undertake ACT training but lack the necessary support and guidance to “translate” and implement its therapeutic processes to their own field and work with their own tools.
The Behavioral Plasticity model was created in 2006 to bridge that gap. It offers a comprehensive model to translate ACT underlying principles into each of the other professionals improving not only the professional skillsets but also streamlines the clinical pathways. More effective intake that kills waiting lists, stepwise and tailored treatment programs, systematic assessment and common language for the members of the inter-professional team.