036 – The Occupation within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a clinical modality that I was introduced and exposed to during my clinical career. Unlike many psychotherapies, ACT was always able to be incorporated into an Occupation-Based Practice framework. 

I came across Lou Sanguine on Facebook through a post about the podcast. She challenged me to make a post about ACT. I challenged her to make it with me. It was a challenge but she caved and joined me for a chat. We explored this new experience for Lou during the conversation and use it as an example to explain a lot of the different aspects of ACT….very meta. 

Lou’s knowledge and passion for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy runs deep and that comes across in our conversation. She mentions the underpinnings being based in Contextual Behavioural Science. If you’d like to explore this more, do check out their website contextualscience.org  

For more regular updates and information on ACT in the OT profession go ahead and give Lou’s FB page a like:


Keep occupied


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