Recently, there have been quite a number of Acceptance Commitment Therapy meta-studies. This new one, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders and linked below, argues that we don’t need any more RCTs on seeing whether ACT helps vis a vis nothing or an inert condition.
In other words, ACT works for depression and anxiety, when compared to ‘treatment as usual.’ However, more understanding is needed when comparing ACT to other evidence-based practices such as CBT.
We at SBH are very curious to see what becomes of the NYC mayor’s new program to support folks who suffer from mental and behavioral health issues. The program includes 15,000 new units of supported housing, which is music to our ears, since we do consulting at dozens of homeless shelters across and are all too aware of the housing shortage, not to mention the prevalence of trauma and other health issues among those in transitional housing. Read the NYTimes article and stay tuned as we follow this closely.