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Creating a Compendium of Third Wave Therapy Strategies

Have you ever wondered how Third Wave Therapies overlap? 

This study aims to understand the relationship between strategies from three Third Wave Therapies – ACT, DBT and MBCT – including how the strategies, and subsequently the therapies, are similar, different or even overlap. The identification and validation of a compendium of strategies for this purpose also provides a measure for identifying and recording therapist practice in these areas.


  • Therapists (worldwide, English-speaking)

The study involves:

  • Sorting Third Wave strategies in a sorting procedure and recording your arrangements (roughly one hour)
  • Complete brief participant details sheet 
  • Instructions, cards, and all information sheets posted to you
  • Simply scan and email the required forms back

View the participant information sheet

Once you have checked out the information sheet, please register your interest using the form below so that we can make contact.

Study contacts:


Michelle Rous: thirdwavestudy@gmail.com

Supervisors:(clinical psychologists)

Dr. Don Baken: D.M.Baken@massey.ac.nz
Dr. Shane Harvey: S.T.Harvey@massey.ac.nz

Third wave therapy study

Register your interest to participate in the Masters project: Third wave therapy study.

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