Starting off on the right foot in acceptance and commitment therapy.

This article describes the initial phase of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). The article begins with a review of ACT’s theoretical orientation. Basic empirical support for ACT and its model are covered. A case description follows that highlights the initial phases of ACT. The article concludes with practical recommendations for starting therapy using ACT. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)