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ACT Coach is a mobile app developed for people in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to be used in conjunction with their therapist to bring ACT practice into daily life. The app includes education about the concept of mindfulness practice, strategies for integrating personal values into their daily lives, reminders of ACT philosophy and principles, and tools for tracking how they are doing in their therapy.

ACT incorporates mindfulness and acceptance strategies to help people cope with unpleasant emotions and symptoms. Clients are encouraged to move toward committed actions based on what they value, with a focus on the present experience. ACT has a growing body of empirical support as a treatment modality for use in mental health settings and can be useful for anyone who struggles with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other trauma-related difficulties.

ACT Coach is based on information contained in the following publications: The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life, Learning ACT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems. The convenient ACT Coach interface is designed to improve rates of patient participation in treatment and, as a result, improve treatment outcomes. This app is also intended to improve provider adherence to the published treatment protocol. This is not a self-help tool for patients, and it does not provide training in ACT for clinicians.

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Introduction to the ACT Coach app

ACT Coach is a free and publicly available mobile app for people who are participating in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with a mental health provider.

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