In recent years, there has been an increasing development of ACT research, manuals and protocols for adolescents. They were born from the need to consider the young clients in specific contexts that are different from adulthood and to recognize the importance of structured protocols tailored to the clinic with adolescents. In this paper the two most recent manuals for ACT clinical practice with adolescents will be presented: ACT for Adolescents (Turrell e Bell, 2016) and The thriving adolescent (Hayes e Ciarocchi, 2015). These two clinical manuals are currently two of the most comprehensive ACT resources for adolescents. They may be used to build a profound and significant clinical practice and to generate in young clients greater psychological flexibility, mindful awareness of the present moment, willingness and acceptance to their feelings, meaningful life directions and consistency with their values.
Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, adolescents, psychological flexibility