Louise L. Hayes Ph.D.
Louise L. Hayes, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne and Orygen Youth Health, a peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) trainer, an author and speaker. She is currently the President-Elect of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. 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 newly released book, The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection. Together with Joseph Ciarrochi, she conducts research and treatment development for young people; the latest work is DNA-v, a treatment model for young people.
Louise is an active philanthropist, taking mental health professionals into the Himalaya to develop their mindfulness skills while also raising funds for poor children in remote Nepal.