Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) an Important Evidenced Based Practice for Social Work Practice

Shanika Lavi Wilson, Blenda Crayton, Larry Williams


Social work practitioners must utilize evidenced-based practices to assist their clients with various mental health, substance use, and other phases of life issues.“During the past 10 to 15 years, there has been an increased focus in the behavioral health community on delivering what is known as Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)”(Surface, 2009, para. 1). While there is no one size fit all evidenced based practice that will help all clients, most social workers are looking for an effective evidenced-based practice that will allow them to assist a large number of clients with various life experiences and concerns. This paper will discuss the benefits and effectiveness of utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in social work practice.

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