John P. Forsyth, PhD,
is a clinical psychologist, professor, and director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at SUNY Albany. He is an author, speaker, and trainer, and leads workshops worldwide.
Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society — both to alleviate human suffering and nurture psychological health and wellness. This body of work offers a fresh perspective on psychological suffering, and powerful clinical strategies that support meaningful life changes. In this workshop for mental health professionals, participants will learn about one particular approach and set of evidence-based practices called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).