The Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance

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The Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance

SKU# 9780826102607

The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) Approach

Author: Frank L. Gardner PhD, ABPP, Zella E. Moore PsyD


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The MAC approach developed by connecting the more traditional scientific knowledge base on human performance and self-regulation to more contemporary findings to do with meta-cognitive processes, emotion regulation, and acceptance-based behavioral interventions. Written by the originators of the MAC model, this book will provide both the necessary theory, empirical background, and a structured step-by-step, easy-to-use protocol for the understanding, assessment, conceptualization, and enhancement of human performance. It is a protocol that can be readily adapted for a wide variety of high-performing clientele--from athletes and business people, to sales people, professionals in a variety of fields, and emergency/military personnel. The material can be integrated by practicing clinicians as an adjunctive intervention strategy to help clients with specific performance problems. Numerous case examples, forms, handouts, in- and out-of-session assignments and activities, and verbatim client instructions are included.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 30, 2007
  • Page Count 312
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102607
  • EISBN 9780826103369

Table of Contents 

    List of Figures
    Part I: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations
  1. Understanding Functional and Dysfunctional Human Performance: The Integrative Model of Human Performance (IMHP)
  2. From Change to Acceptance: The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment Approach to Performance Enhancement
  3. Planning for the MAC

  4. Part II: Strategies and Techniques of the MAC Approach to Performance Enhancement
  5. MAC Module 1: Preparing the Client with Psychoeducation
  6. MAC Module 2: Introducing Mindfulness and Cognitive Defusion
  7. MAC Module 3: Introducing Values and Values-Driven Behavior
  8. MAC Module 4: Introducing Acceptance
  9. MAC Module 5: Enhancing Commitment
  10. MAC Module 6: Skill Consolidation and Poise: Combining Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Commitment
  11. MAC Module 7: Maintaining and Enhancing Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Commitment

  12. Part III: Case Studies
  13. Case Study I: Performance Dysfunction: The Case of Kayla
  14. Case Study II: Performance Development: The Case of Daniel
  15. Case Study III: Considerations in the Group Application of MAC