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Steven C. Hayes

LCP (Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor and director of clinical training at the department of psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 38 books and over 540 scientific articles, his career has focused on analysis of the nature of human language and cognition, and its application to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering and promotion of human prosperity. Among other associations, Hayes has been president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. His work has received several awards, including the Impact of Science on Application Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
Reno, NV 89519 US


ACT, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Robyn D. Walser

LCP (Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
Robyn D. Walser, PhD, has been providing training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy since 1998, she maintains an international training, consulting and therapy practice. She is an expert in ACT and has co-authored 4 books on ACT including a book on Learning ACT. She has had a longstanding interest in ACT, beginning her training in 1991 at the University of Nevada, Reno with Dr. Steven Hayes. She has focused on the community built by ACT and the contextual science group, becoming a longstanding member of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, being its President, a member at large and sitting on multiple committees. She feels fortunate to be a member of such a science invested as well as compassion oriented community. She finds the heart of ACT, its focus on acceptance and finding meaning in life, just the right approach to helping those who suffer.
Richmond, CA US


ACT, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression, Tr...

Dr. Emily K. Sandoz

LCP (Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
Emily K. Sandoz, PhD, is assistant professor of psychology at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA. She is also a behavior therapist who specializes in treating clients using acceptance and commitment therapy. The majority of Emily's work focuses on helping people who struggle to live in peace and vitality in their bodies. This includes people who struggle with body image and weight, eating and exercise, rehabilitation after illness or injury, recovery from sexual or physical trauma, along with gender, transgender and sexual issues.

Emily is coauthor of Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders, and Mindfulness and Acceptance for Bulimia. She received her doctorate from the University of Mississippi, and she lives and works in Lafayette, LA.

Practitioners and researchers interested in consultation services should message Emily for availability.
Lafayette, LA US


ACT, Body Image, Gender Identity and ...

Matthew S. Boone

LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Matthew S. Boone, LCSW, teaches acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) at the School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and practices ACT, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and other cognitive behavioral therapies with veterans in Arkansas. He is an Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) peer-reviewed trainer in ACT, a VA ACT consultant, a founder of the ACBS Social Work ACT Special Interest Group, and a recipient of the Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association award for outstanding contributions to the field of social work. He is the editor of Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work (2014), which explores the intersection of mindfulness-based Interventions and social work.

Before relocating to Arkansas, he worked for 10 years at the counseling center at Cornell University, where he oversaw the development of Let's Talk, an outreach program which has since been replicated at nearly 20 other colleges and universities, including Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and the University of Mississippi. He also led the Cornell Healthy Eating Program, a multidisciplinary outpatient program for eating disorders. He has published and presented on a variety of topics, including ACT, mindfulness, counseling center outreach, eating disorders, cultural competence, and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help. He studied English at UC Berkeley and Social Work at the Boston University School of Social Work. He lives and practices in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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City of Little Rock, AR US


Acceptance and commitment therapy, An...

Timothy Gordon

LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Tim is a social worker in Canada who teaches ACT in the Clinical Behavioral Sciences program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He specialises in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have suffered abuse. Tim is also a yoga teacher who integrates movement and yoga practices into his work.

Tim is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer renowned around the world for his passionate and engaging approach to training ACT with powerful interpersonal interventions and compassion focused exercises. He is currently preparing a self-help book integrating ACT with attachment-based therapeutic approaches.
Hamilton, ON CA


ACT, Attachment, Trauma and Abuse, Co...