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John Forsyth, PhD

Clinical psychologist, speaker, and ACT trainer

John Forsyth, PhD

Clinical psychologist, speaker, and ACT trainer


John P. Forsyth is an internationally renowned author, speaker, and trainer in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based approaches. For more than 20 years, his work has focused on developing ACT and mindfulness practices to alleviate human suffering and promote psychological health and vitality.

He is author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (for mental health professionals) and three self-help books for the public: The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety; ACT on Life, Not on Anger; and Your Life on Purpose.

John holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He is a professor of psychology and director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at the University at Albany, SUNY. He is a widely sought-after ACT trainer and consultant, and serves as senior editor of the ACT book series.

He regularly gives ACT talks and workshops to the public and professionals in the United States and abroad. He infuses his teaching and trainings with energy, humility, and compassion, and his down-to-earth workshops are consistently praised for their clarity, depth, and utility.

His work has helped foster growing interest in acceptance and mindfulness in psychology, mental health, medicine, and society.

Upcoming Programs

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intensive Training

January 28-February 2, 2018
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Acceptance and mindfulness evidence-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society for good reason -they offer empowering...