Focused ACT and Children

Many children and young people with emotional and social health problems are unable to access help. Focused ACT clinicians aspire to be generalists, providing front-line services to any person of any age for any behaviorally influenced problem. The standard tools of FACT (e.g., the Four-Square Tool and the Assessment and Options Worksheet) are helpful to conducting brief and powerful visits with children, teens and families, as well as individual adults. There are a variety of measurement tools available to use with children, such as the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth (AFQ-Y). There’s also an 8-item version of the AFQ that works well with children in middle childhood. There’s also a measure for parent psychological flexibility. We have many opportunities to help children, young people, and parents be their most psychologically flexible selves!