Steven Hayes' webinar "ACT and the Coming Era of Process-Based Therapy"

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Steven Hayes, the co-founder of ACT and one of the most influential scientists in psychotherapy, delivered a webinar „ACT and the Coming Era of Process-Based Therapy” for members of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science on February 14th 2019.

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For decades, evidence-based intervention has largely been defined in terms of scientifically validated protocols focused on syndromes. That era is now fading away in favor of a focus on evidence-based processes of change that are linked to evidence-based procedures can be applied to individuals to help accomplish their goals. In this talk I will explain why a shift to process-based therapy is underway, how ACT work can both foster and fit within these changes, and why the coming era of process-based therapy will profoundly alter every area of evidence-based psychological interventions.

This webinar was adressed to ACBS members from ex-communist Eastern Bloc countries. This was a community-building event. This means thatwas free to join the live event if you were both a member of ACBS and you’re from one of these countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. The recording was available to every ACBS member and on 14 February 2020 it will become available to everyone. The original link to the event on Uczę się ACT.

Who is Steven Hayes?

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 46 books and over 600 scientific articles, he has shown in his research on „Relational Frame Theory” how language and thought lead both to human prosperity and to human suffering, and has developed „Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” a powerful therapy method that applies this perspective and is useful in a wide variety of areas. 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 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, and Google Scholar lists him as among the most cited scholars in the world (

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