Matthieu Villatte, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Bastyr University in Seattle. As a peer-reviewed trainer for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, he has conducted numerous workshops on the clinical applications of relational frame theory (RFT) and contextual behavioral science in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.
Dr. Villatte’s work currently focuses on the dissemination of evidence-based practices, experiential therapies, and contextual behavioral therapies. He has published articles, books, and chapters on RFT, contextual behavioral science, and cognitive-behavioral therapy in English and in French.
Jennifer L. Villatte, PhD is a clinical psychologist committed to advancing health equity through contextual behavioral science. She is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, where she partners with innovators in computer engineering, human-centered design, and data science to maximize the effectiveness and reach of behavioral interventions that enhance individual and community well-being. Dr. Villatte is also a peer-reviewed trainer for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, an international professional society dedicated to alleviating suffering and promoting human flourishing through cognitive and behavioral research and practice.
Steven C. Hayes, PhD is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as president of multiple scientific and professional organizations, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. His work has been recognized by the Award for Impact of Science on Application from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ABCT, among other awards. The author of 41 books and over 575 scientific articles, Dr. Hayes has focused on understanding human language and cognition and applying this understanding to the alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of human welfare. His numerous books included Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition, and Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition.