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Academy of Psychological Clinical Science refers to an organization of clinical psychology programs and clinical psychology internship sites committed to the clinical scientist model of training . The academy is affiliated with the American Psychological Society (APS).
Acarophobia is a kind of phobia specifically the morbid Fear of small parasites, small particles, or of itching.

Accelerant Detection Canines refer to dogs that can detect accelerants by scent

Accelerants are materials that speed up the progress of a fire.

Acceleration is the rate of change in velocity. Acceleration also refers to the brain experiencing a significant physical force that propels it quickly, from stationary to moving.

Accelerometer refers to a device used to measure the rate of change in velocity over a specific period of time. It measures the rate or "speed" of the tremor cycle.

Acceptance, in spirituality, mindfulness, and human psychology, usually refers to the experience of a situation without an intention to change that situation.

Acceptance and commitment therapy are behavioral techniques which are combined with a focus on clients’ use of language to reduce distress. The focus is on accepting a feeling , event, or situation rather than avoiding it. Therapists help clients/patients commit to behaviors that fits with their values.

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