Steven C. Hayes, PhD
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), best-selling author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life and Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 32 books and over 400 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and has developed ACT as a way of correcting these processes. Dr. Hayes has been president of several scientific societies and has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
His popular book Get Out Of Your Mind and Into Your Life was featured in Time magazine among several other major media outlets, and for a time was the number one best-selling self-help book in the United States. Dr. Hayes and the book were also part of the inspiration behind the Guy Ritchie movie Revolver (2005).
Dr. Hayes speaks internationally on acceptance and mindfulness and is one of the world's most influential clinical psychologists. His seminars are captivating, motivating and inspiring. Learning ACT will change your clinical work and your life.
Financial: Dr. Steven Hayes has employment relationships with the University of Nevada, the Institute for Better Health, and Praxis Continuing Education and Training. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Hayes receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Steven Hayes is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Society, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International. He is a member of the PROSOCIAL Executive Committee and Evolution Institute.