International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 6 Num. 1 - April 2006


ACT y la Importancia de los Valores Personales en el Contexto de la Terapia Psicol?gica [ACT and the Importance of Personal Values in the Context of Psychological Therapy]

Volume 6 Num. 1 - April 2006 - Pages 1-20


Marisa P?ez-Blarrina, Olga Guti?rrez-Mart?nez, Sonsoles Valdivia-Salas and , Carmen Luciano-Soriano ,


The aims of the article are to show the importance of personal values in the context of psychological treatment. The advantages of an explicit approach to values during the therapeutic process are examined. We analyse the values involved in Clinical Psychology, and how different clinical perspectives address them. Besides the importance of client?s values, the role of the therapist?s values as an incentive for effective clinical work or as a barrier in the therapeutic change is analysed. All these points are considered in the context of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as a therapy explicitly centred in client?s personal values.

Key words:

values, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy

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