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Feasibility of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy adjunctive web-based program for counseling centers
Psychology Faculty Publications
  • Michael E. Levin, Utah State University
  • Jacqueline Pistorello, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Steven C. Hayes, University of Nevada, Reno
  • John R. Seeley, Oregon Research Institute
  • Crissa Levin, University of Nevada, Reno
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract
Web-based adjunctive tools provide a promising method for addressing the challenges college counseling centers face in meeting the mental health needs of students. The current study tested an initial adjunctive prototype based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in a pre-post open trial with 30 counselors and 82 student clients across 4 counseling centers. Results indicated high ratings of program satisfaction and usability with counselors and students. The majority of students completed at least part of the program. Significant improvements were found across almost all outcome and ACT process measures with student clients. Improvements in student outcomes were predicted by both changes in psychological inflexibility and how often counselors discussed the program with students. Results are discussed in relation to support for and future development of a flexible, adjunctive ACT program for counseling centers.
Citation Information
Michael E. Levin, Jacqueline Pistorello, Steven C. Hayes, John R. Seeley, et al.. "Feasibility of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy adjunctive web-based program for counseling centers" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael-levin/5/