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CBT Radio

Dec 6, 2010

This episode is primarily relevant to professionals.

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. interviews Steven C. Hayes, PhD about several aspects of his work. Some of the topics they discuss include:

  • Functional Contextualism
  • Exposure conceptualized from a habituation model vs. a psychological flexibility model
  • Whether Cognitive Therapists interested in ACT need to abandon cognitive restructuring
  • The importance of Philosophy of Science
  • The influence of JR Kantor in the ACT/RFT work
  • The dissemination of ACT in the 3rd World
  • Mediation Analysis


Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is Nevada Foundation Professor and Director of Clinical Training at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 36 books and over 500 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and has developed "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" a powerful therapy method that is useful in a wide variety of areas. His popular book Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (New Harbinger, 2005) 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.