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Abstract: Over the past decade, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has rapidly grown in popularity. As an applied arm of a field known as contextual behavioral science, ACT is a psychotherapy model that is at once quite familiar to more traditional cognitive behavior therapists in some respects, yet also strikingly different in other ways. A substantial body of research supports the effectiveness of ACT for a wide range of psychological conditions, with a growing literature also supporting its theorized mechanisms of action. This webinar will provide an overview of the ACT model, including its underlying philosophy of science, its theoretical basis, and its technical applications. Typical ACT interventions will be reviewed, including how these can be applied in conjunction with well-established behavioral approaches. Similarities and differences between ACT and more traditional forms of CBT will also be explored.