11. Mindfulness and Acceptance: The Perspective of Cognitive Therapy

  1. James D. Herbert and
  2. Evan M. Forman
  1. Stefan G. Hofmann,
  2. Julia A. Glombiewski,
  3. Anu Asnaani and
  4. Alice T. Sawyer

Published Online: 16 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118001851.ch11

Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies

Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies

How to Cite

Hofmann, S. G., Glombiewski, J. A., Asnaani, A. and Sawyer, A. T. (2011) Mindfulness and Acceptance: The Perspective of Cognitive Therapy, in Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies (eds J. D. Herbert and E. M. Forman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118001851.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470474419

Online ISBN: 9781118001851

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • mindfulness;
  • acceptance and commitment therapy;
  • psychotherapy;
  • mechanism;
  • emotion

Summary

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) refers to a family of interventions that are based on the premise that modifying maladaptive cognitions can improve emotional distress and behavioral problems. CBT is firmly grounded in the scientific approach of model generations and theory formulations. This chapter reviews some of the extensive literature supporting the basic premises of CBT. The role and utility of mindfulness and acceptance strategies for contemporary CBT protocols are discussed. Furthermore, similarities and differences between mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions and conventional CBT strategies are reviewed. It is concluded that mindfulness- and acceptance-based strategies are fully compatible with the CBT model. Suggestions for future research are discussed.