Some behavior analysts worry that acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) may be a form of “mentalism”. Steven C Hayes, Jonathan Tarbox, Evelyn Gould, and Tom Szabo discuss how ACT and relational frame theory (RFT) describes complex verbal behavior as behavior, and how ACT is uniquely suited to help BAs address private events and complex verbal behavior using the skills they already know.
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