Dr. Steven Hayes is Foundation Professor of Psychology at University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of 47 books, including Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (a best-selling self-help book), and his new book, A Liberated Mind. An expert on the importance of acceptance, mindfulness and values, methods he developed are distributed worldwide by the World Health Organization and other major health agencies. He is ranked among the most cited psychologists in the world.
In this webinar, Dr. Hayes will debunk the idea that mental health is merely the absence of mental disease. His talk will show that a simpler, more effective, and more practical alternative exists: focus on the processes of change that lead to human problems or human prosperity. He will describe the key features of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a well-known method he originated 40 years ago. Dr. Hayes explains, “Almost everything we know about how psychological interventions work can fit into a simple process-based model to aid in human development.”