John Forsyth is a professor of psychology, a clinical psychologist, and director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at the University at Albany. He has been a guest on a number of local and national television, radio, and podcast segments. He also offers workshops for mental health professionals across the United States and abroad on the use and application of a newer mindfulness-based psychotherapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT, said as one word), and is a member of the teaching faculty at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, The Esalen Institute, and the Cape Cod Institute. He has co-authored several popular books for mental health professionals and the general public, including The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, 2nd ed., Anxiety Happens, and the Anxiety Happens Guided Journal.

His broad interests focus on processes that contribute to human suffering and its successful treatment. More specifically, he has expertise in mindfulness, psychological acceptance, self-compassion, ACT and mindfulness-based strategies. More broadly, he is deeply interested in finding ways to promote human thriving and well-being, especially when life is hard. He is also interested in how these interests can help people who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and other human uniquely human concerns.  

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Experts Available to Speak on Mental Health Topics

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this Thursday, May 18, marks the third annual Mental Health Action Day. University at Albany experts are available to discuss the importance of mental health and related topics, with a focus on actionable steps we can take to support our own mental health, as well as the mental health of those around us.
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