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The Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance: The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) Approach Hardcover – Jul 30 2007

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  • Hardcover: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Co., Inc.; 1 edition (July 30 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826102603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826102607
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.1 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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About the Author

Frank L. Gardner, PhD, ABPP, is a Professor of Psychology and Program Director of the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University, and is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

With over 25 years of experience as a practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Gardner's specialties include the evidence-based psychological treatment of anger and violence, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and interventions for performance enhancement. He founded the La Salle University Center for the Treatment and Study of Anger and Violence, which was the first center dedicated to understanding and treating clinical anger in the U.S. In addition, he is co-developer of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach to performance enhancement.

In 2007, Dr. Gardner celebrates his 20th year working with professional sport organizations, including teams within Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association. He has also worked with Olympic athletes and Division I university athletic departments, and has extensive experience working with high-level performers in business and the performing arts. Finally, he is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology (JCSP)".

Zella E. Moore, PsyD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Manhattan College in New York. She received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University in 2003. From a clinical perspective, Dr. Moore has worked extensively with individuals with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and schizoaffective disorder, yet specializes in the treatment of anger dyscontrol and its behavioral manifestations. In this regard, she was the founding Associate Director of Research and Development for the La Salle University Center for the Treatment and Study of Anger and Violence, where she continues to conduct research. She is co-developer of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach for enhancing human performance.

Dr. Moore has worked with several professional sport organizations in the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, and the World Indoor Soccer League. She is also the founding Associate Editor of the "Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology (JCSP)". Finally, she is most dedicated to teaching and mentoring undergraduate psychology students at Manhattan College, yet also enjoys supervising clinical and performance psychology research with doctoral students at La Salle University.

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Fantastic book. Very informative and well written. It is a nice balance of academic and practical.
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This book is all about applying mindfulness and values, using the empirically-supported model known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to the field of performance enhancement. The focus is especially on sport and business, but really applies to any field of human endeavour. It's a superbly written book, of huge value to any coaches out there, and to any one who works with organizations or sports. It's also very informative for therapists - because he looks at the whole gamut of performance issues, from high functioning clients with no DSM criteria, to lower-functioning clients that do meet DSM criteria. And it's great to see how he adapts the ACT language and metaphors and interventions for non-clinical populations. Therapists often think about moving into coaching, and when they do so, most coaching models or courses draw a set of arbitrary distinctions between what is coaching and what is counselling. ACT really makes a nonsense of that dividing line, and this book shows it. So if any of you therapists out there are wanting to start coaching - forget doing a coaching course - read Frank's book instead.
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While the book can be technical and a bit hard to follow at times, there are certainly enough gold nuggets if you are will to read and re-read parts. Has some practical suggestions for hands on use of ideas.