Louise L. Hayes

Louise Hayes is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and active humanitarian. She is the Past President of ACBS, and a peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) trainer. Together with Joseph Ciarrochi, she developed DNA-v, which is a developmental model of acceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychology. She is the co-author of the best-selling book, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teenagers: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life; and the practitioner book, The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection. She has a new book for teenagers that will be released in 2020, Your Life Your Way. Louise is also an active clinician, working with adults and adolescents in private practice. She was a Senior Fellow with The University of Melbourne and Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and also led a research and treatment program to work with disruptive behaviours in primary school children. Louise is an active humanitarian, taking mental health professionals into the Himalayas to develop their mindfulness skills and raise funds for poor children in remote Nepal. For more information on Louise go to – www.louishayes.com.au.

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