Hayes, L. L., Ciarrochi, J. V., & Bailey, A. (2022). What Makes You Stronger: How to Thrive in the Face of Change and Uncertainty Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. New Harbinger Publications.

Ciarrochi, J. V., & Hayes, L. L. (2020). Your Life, Your Way: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills to Help Teens Manage Emotions and Build Resilience. New Harbinger Publications.

Hayes, L. L., & Ciarrochi, J. (2015). The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. (Foreword by S. C. Hayes)

Ciarrochi, J. Hayes, L., & Bailey, A. (2012). Get out of your mind and into your life for teens: A guide to living an extraordinary life. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.


Peer-reviewed articles:

2020  onwards

A-Tjak, J. & Hayes, L. (In press). Depression. In Twohig, M.P., Levin, M.E., & Petersen, J.M. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oxford University Press.

Ciarrochi, J., Hayes, L., & Sahdra, B. (2022). Understanding and improving emotion regulation: Lessons from psychological science and the humanities. In L. Tay & J. O. Pawelski (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Positive Humanities (pp. 150–166). Oxford University Press.

Ciarrochi, J., Hayes, S. C., Hayes, L., Sahdra, B., Ferrari, M., Yap, K., & Hofmann, S. G. (2021). From Package to Process: An Evidence-based Approach to Processes of Change in Psychotherapy. Comprehensive Clinical Psychology: Foundations. Gordon Asmundson

Gillard, D., Hayes, L., McNally, A., & Willis, K. (2021). Forging brighter futures with young care leavers. British Psychological Society

Hayes, L. L., & Ciarrochi, J. (2020). Growing Up Flexibly DNA-V as a Contextual Behavioral Science Approach to Working with Young People. Innovations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Clinical Advancements and Applications in ACT, 82.

Malins, S., Owen, R., Wright, I., Borrill, H., Limond, J., Gibson, F., Grundy, R. G., Bailey, S., Clifford, S. C., Lowis, S., Lemon, J., Hayes, L., & Thomas, S. (2021). Acceptance and commitment therapy for young brain tumour survivors: study protocol for an acceptability and feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 11(6), e051091.

Petersen, J. M., Hayes, L. L. Gillard, D., Ciarrochi, J. V. (In press). ACT for children and adolescents. Oxford University Press.

Smith, K. J., Oxman, L. N., & Hayes, L. (2020). ACT for adolescents: Impact of a pilot group intervention on psychological wellbeing. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 30(2), 248–254.

2019 and earlier

Ciarrochi, J. & Hayes, L. L. (2018). Shaping DNA (Discoverer, Noticer, and Advisor): A Contextual Behavioral Science Approach to Youth Intervention. In Wilson, D. S. & Hayes, S. C. (Eds.). Evolution and contextual behavioral science: A reunification. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

White, R. G., Gregg, J., Batten, S., Hayes, L. L., & Kasujja, R. (2017) Contextual Behavioral Science and Global Mental Health: Synergies and opportunities. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. doi:

Ciarrochi, J., Atkins, P. W. B., Hayes, L. L., Sahdra, B. K., & Parker, P. (2016). Contextual Positive Psychology: Policy Recommendations for Implementing Positive Psychology into Schools. Front Psychol, 7(1561). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01561

Hayes, L., & Ciarrochi, J. (2015). Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help young people develop and grow to their full potential. In B. Kirkcaldy (Ed.). Promoting Psychological Wellbeing in Children and Families. Basingstoke UK: Palgrave Macmillan

Patterson, P., McDonald, F. E., Ciarrochi, J., Hayes, L., Tracey, D., Wakefield, C. E., & White, K. (2015). A study protocol for Truce: a pragmatic controlled trial of a seven-week acceptance and commitment therapy program for young people who have a parent with cancer. BMC Psychology, 3(1), 31.

Rayner, M., Dimovski, A., Muscara, F., Yamada, J., Burke, K., McCarthy, M., . . . Hayes, L. (2016). Participating from the comfort of your living room: Feasibility of a group video conferencing intervention to reduce distress in parents of children with a serious illness or injury. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 38(3), 209-224.

Forsyth, L. & Hayes, L. (2014). The Effects of Acceptance, Mindfulness or Spontaneous Coping on an Experimentally Induced Pain Task. Psychological Record. DOI 10.1007/s40732-014-0010-6

Livheim, F., Hayes, L., Ghaderi, A., Magnusdottir, T., Högfeldt, A., Rowse, J., Turner, S., Hayes, S. C. & Tengström, A. (2014). The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Adolescent Mental Health: Swedish and Australian Pilot Outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9912-9

Hayes, L. (2013). Happiness in Valued Living: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Model for Change. In S. David, I. Boniwell, and A. Conley Ayers (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Happiness.Oxford University Press.

Smout, M., Hayes, L, Atkins, P.,Klausen, J., & Duguid, J. (2012). The Empirically-Supported Status Of Acceptance And Commitment Therapy: An Update. Clinical Psychologist, 16, 97–109

Boyd, C. P., Halperin, S. Yuksel, N., Hayes, L. & Dodd, S. (2012). Scholarly development of a set of field-specific graduate attributes for youth mental health practitioners. ergo, 2 (3), 53–61.

Hayes, L. L., Boyd, C. P., & Sewell, J. (2011). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Adolescent Depression: A Pilot Study in a Psychiatric Setting. Mindfulness. doi: 10.1007/s12671-011-0046-5

Boyd, C. P., Hayes, L., Nurse, S., Aisbett, D., Francis, K., Newnham, K. & Sewell. (2011). Preferences and intention of rural adolescents toward seeking help for mental health problems. Rural and Remote Health 11 (1): 1582.

Hayes, L. L., Bach, P. A., & Boyd, C. P. (2010). Psychological Treatment for Adolescent Depression: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future, Behaviour Change, 27(1), 1-18. doi: 10.1375/bech.27.1.1

Hayes, L. L., Giallo, R., Richardson, K. (2010). Outcomes of an early intervention program for children with disruptive behaviour. Australasian Psychiatry 18 (6), 560-566. doi:10.3109/10398562.2010.498047

Mitchell, S. Brennan, L. Hayes, L. & Miles, C. L. (2009). Maternal psychosocial predictors of controlling parental feeding styles and practices. Appetite. 53 (3) 384-389. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2009.08.001

Boyd, C.P., Hayes, L., Sewell, J., Caldwell, K., Kemp, E., Harvie, L., Aisbett, D.L., & Nurse, S. (2008). Mental health problems in rural contexts: A broader perspective. Australian Psychologist, 43, 2-6.

Boyd, C. P., Hayes, L. L., Wilson, R. L., & Bearsley-Smith, C. (2008). Harnessing the social capital of rural communities for youth mental health: An asset-based community development framework. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16, 189–193.

Hayes, L., Matthews, J., Copley, A., & Welsh, D. (2007). A randomized controlled trial of a mother-infant or toddler parenting program: Demonstrating effectiveness in practice. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsm085

Hayes, L.L. (2007). Problem behaviours in early primary school children: Australian normative data using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Teacher Reports. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41, 231-238.

Hayes, L.L., Hudson, A., & Matthews, J. (2007). Understanding Parental Monitoring through Analysis of Monitoring Episodes in Context. International Journal of Behavioral and Consultation Therapy, 3(1), 96-108.

Giallo, R., & Hayes, L. (2007). The paradox of teacher professional development programs for behaviour management: Comparing program satisfaction alongside changes in behaviour management practices. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 7, 109-119.

Hayes, L., Smart, D., Toumbourou, J. W., & Sanson, A. (2004). Parenting influences on adolescent alcohol use. Australian Institute of Family Studies Research Report No.10.

Hayes, L., Hudson, A., & Matthews, J. (2004). Parental monitoring behaviours: A model of rules, supervision, and conflict. Behaviour Therapy, 35(3), 587-604.

Hayes, L. (2004). Parental monitoring of adolescent free time: A theoretical model of parent-adolescent interactions. Doctoral dissertation, RMIT University.

Hayes, L., Hudson, A., & Matthews, J. (2003). Parental monitoring: A process model of parent adolescent interaction. Behaviour Change, 20(1), 13-24.

Service publications:

Hayes, L. L., Boyd, C. P., Sewell, J., Rowse, J., & Turner, S. (2009). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as Depression Treatment for Adolescents: Delivering Treatment in Rural/Regional Areas through Schools and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Final Report: beyondblue the national depression initiative.

Hayes, L. L., & Rowse, J. (2008). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Experiential Adolescent Group Program. Available from

Sewell, J. & Hayes, L. L. (2009). Evaluation of the Growing Together Early Parenting Program. Final Report: Ballarat Child and Family Services

Brann, P, Corboy, D, Costin, J, McDonald, J, Hayes, L, and Turner, M. (2007). An evaluation of an early intervention approach to disruptive behaviours in primary school children: Kool Kids, Positive Parents (KKPP) & CAMHS and Schools Together (CAST), Eastern Health: Melbourne.

Hayes, L. L. (2006). Early intervention for disruptive behaviours in children: Comparing population profile data with service needs and outcomes from the CASEA Program. International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions Congress, Melbourne.

Hayes, L., & Richardson, K. (2005). Behaviour management for early primary school children. Teacher resource produced for the CAMHS and Schools Together Project. Australian Government Quality Teaching Program. Ballarat, Victoria.