This is an On-Demand course that includes an audio recording and a handout of slides that accompany the talk.

Steven C Hayes

In this ABCT webinar, Steven Hayes briefly reviews the key elements of the ACT model for anxiety disorder. He emphasizes how ACT supports and vitalizes the work of CBT practitioners, so that you can take elements of the model and integrate them with your preferred style of work with this population.

Please note: Dr. Hayes had some internet connection issues causing his microphone to cut out for a few seconds at periods during the talk or to pause for a moment, but no real content was lost.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • List the psychological flexibility processes underlying ACT
  • Relate each flexibility processes to the development and treatment of anxiety problems
  • Describe an example of a treatment application of each process with anxiety disorders
  • Explain the implications of psychological flexibility processes for the conduct of exposure based treatment


Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of over 35 books and over 500 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering.

Dr. Hayes has been President of Division 25 of the APA, of the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for Psychological Science, which he helped form and has served a 5 year term on the National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse in the National Institutes of Health.

In 1992 he was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as the 30th “highest impact” psychologist in the world. His work has been recognized by several awards including the Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications from Division 25 of APA, the Impact of Science on Application award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements

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The Evidence-Based Practice Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Evidence-Based Practice Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  The Evidence-Based Practice Institute allocates 1.5 CE credits for this course following APA guidelines. After you successfully complete the course, fill out an evaluation form, and pass an exam, your CE certificate will be emailed to you.

Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify that this course meets your licensing and/or continuing education requirements.