Expanding Our Clinics Treatment Options to Include Acceptance Commitment Therapy Techniques
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AbstractUsing ACT counseling techniques to help patients manage their tinnitus is within an audiologist’s scope of practice. This article reviews the core features of ACT’s theoretic model, summarizes teaching methods of ACT for audiologists, examines the evidence of ACT for treating various chronic conditions, and describes its approach using examples that are common in an audiologic tinnitus evaluation. The research on ACT is proliferating. Future studies should determine if ACT ‘soundbites’ can be easily and efficiently taught to audiologists and other healthcare professionals.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences