Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Group Format for College Students

Christodoulou, Vasiliki; Flaxman, Paul E. and Lloyd, Joda. 2021. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Group Format for College Students. Journal of College Counseling, 24(3), pp. 210-223. ISSN 1099-0399 [Article]

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Seventy-one students were randomly assigned to an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) group training or to a waitlist, completing measures at preintervention, one-month postintervention and two-month follow-up. Students receiving ACT exhibited significantly reduced levels of general psychological distress and negative emotional symptoms at follow-up. Mental health outcomes for ACT were mediated by increases in psychological flexibility and mindfulness. The study suggests that ACT group training could be an effective mental health intervention in educational settings.

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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), randomized controlled trial, group intervention, college students, psychological flexibility

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute of Management Studies


16 January 2021Accepted
5 October 2021Published

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Date Deposited:

22 Jan 2021 10:55

Last Modified:

05 Oct 2022 01:26

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.


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