Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy

Treating Anxiety and Related Challenges

Lizabeth Roemer and Susan M. Orsillo

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“Roemer and Orsillo have produced a worthy successor to their earlier seminal guide to ABBT. Reflecting the wisdom gained from 10 additional years of using and training others in their approach, Roemer and Orsillo have added more practical, step-by-step instruction for implementing ABBT strategies. This thoughtful volume also facilitates a richer understanding of diversity and culture in working with clients, and more flexible use of the protocol in time-limited, real-world contexts. This book is for everyone—it is accessible for the trainee yet sophisticated for the experienced clinician.”

—Joanna Arch, PhD, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder


Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy is, quite simply, the definitive work on the subject. Roemer and Orsillo are leading scientist-practitioners who share their considerable wealth of experience in this rich yet easy-to-digest volume. Packed with theoretical insights and practical recommendations, the book deftly combines elements from dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and more traditional behavioral approaches for clients suffering from a range of emotional disorders. This is a 'must read' for contemporary cognitive-behavioral therapists, and will be one of my go-to references for many years to come.”

—David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, Director, Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living–Hartford Hospital


“Manualized treatments with high emphasis on fidelity can be restrictive when applied to real-life situations. This timely book advances the field by focusing on the core elements and clinical strategies of acceptance-based behavioral approaches, so that clinical interventions can be customized to the needs of specific clients. This is an exceptional resource for students, clinicians, educators, and researchers interested in evidence-based treatments that value the client's unique needs and preferences and the client–provider relationship.”

—Mildred Vera, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico


“This is a great book! It builds on Roemer and Orsillo's earlier work on ABBT, which I have been using in a doctoral-level psychotherapy course for many years. This book is an even more accessible, practical, and useful teaching tool. I particularly appreciate how the authors promote clinical flexibility, providing a thoughtful, empirically driven approach to tailoring treatment to different settings and client characteristics. One of the most impressive aspects of this book is that culture is not an afterthought—the authors carefully consider how to meaningfully attend to culture (and contextual inequities, such as systemic discrimination) throughout the therapy process, with excellent examples. I look forward to adopting this book for my course!”

—Shelly P. Harrell, PhD, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University


“An essential resource for clinicians seeking an empirically supported intervention that approaches treatment of a range of clinical conditions with both rigor and humanity. Roemer and Orsillo present ABBT in an accessible style that supports the use and adaptability of this approach to collaboratively engage patients in meaningful change. Recommended for clinicians at all stages and across multiple fields of study.”

—Carl W. Lejuez, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Kansas