DANIEL J MORAN, PH.D., BCBA-D
Daniel Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the international ACT organization with over 8,000 members worldwide. He wrote the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice (New Harbinger) and served on the first ACT training committee.
As a Recognized ACT trainer in the ACBS community, Dr. Moran has an engaging training style that has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders, and he has also published several articles and book chapters, including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.
Dr. Moran founded the MidAmerican Psychological Institute and has a passion for applying ACT principles in important areas outside of the clinic, such as the boardroom or construction sites. He established Pickslyde Consulting and the Institute for Higher Performance in order to bring mindfulness and value-directed commitment skills to the workplace to improve safety, innovation, and leadership. Dr. Moran has utilized ACT in work implementations and clinical training sites on six continents and in all 50 of the United States.
PATRICIA BACH, PH.D
Patricia A. Bach, Ph.D., is clinical assistant professor at the University of Central Florida. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, and has been providing psychotherapy, supervision, and training in ACT for more than fifteen years. Bach is a past president of the ACBS, and has coauthored a book on ACT case conceptualization.
SONJA V BATTEN PHD
Sonja V. Batten, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in traumatic stress, who has worked in policy, clinical, and research leadership positions in the public and private sector. She is currently a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC. Batten is a recognized ACT trainer, past president and fellow of ACBS, and author of Essentials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.