Dr Louise Hayes, Clinical Psychologist, MAPS, B.A., B.App.Sci (Hons), PhD (Clinical)
Louise 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 and developed the youth model of ACT and called DNA-v, a developmentally appropriate model for young people.
Louise works with young people in schools and clinical settings. She is a clinical psychologist, peer reviewed ACT trainer, an academic, author and speaker.
Key aspects of Louise’s work:
- ACT peer reviewed trainer conducting professional development for teachers, psychologists, counsellors, and professionals who work with young people.
- Author of the best selling book Get Out of Your Mind and Into your Life for Teenagers: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life.
- Author of the new book The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection
- A senior fellow with Orygen Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne.
- President-elect for the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).
- A clinical psychologist in private practice at The Elms Family Medical Centre in Bacchus Marsh Victoria.
- An active philanthropist working to help disadvantaged people in Nepal.
ACT with young people is energising, engaging and helps young people with personal development and growth.