Volume 25, Issue 2

The Linguistic Therapy Of Evaluation And The Acceptance And Commitment Therapy: A theoretical reflection

The aim of this paper is to make a theoretical reflection on the linguistic therapy of evaluation and the acceptance and commitment therapy through a comparison of both approaches. First, main elements of both therapeutic perspectives are introduced. Then, the main convergences and divergences between both approaches are addressed. This theoretical and comparative reflection focuses in the following issues: role of language; psychopathology; stance about the human being; the concept of acceptance; relevance of being in the here & now; focus on values; therapeutic techniques; therapeutic focus; the therapist and the therapeutic relationship; and, finally, the issue of spirituality.

the linguistic therapy of evaluation; acceptance and commitment therapy; role of language; acceptance

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