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.

  • Peer Reviewed

    ACT peer reviewed trainer conducting professional development for teachers, psychologists, counsellors, and professionals who work with young people.

  • Author

    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 a new book The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection

  • Senior Fellow

    A senior fellow with Orygen Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne.

  • ACBS President

    President-elect for the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).

  • Philanthropist

    An active philanthropist working to help disadvantaged people in Nepal.