Science & Ancient Ideas of What it Means to be Human – Dr. Steven Hayes


Dr. Steven Hayes presents “Science and Ancient Ideas of What it Means to be Human,” which explores the underlying values of the acceptance and commitment therapy model. He explores the ACT hexaflex model and its implicit values, relational frame theory, concepts of the self, deictic frames, spirituality, universality, relationship, eudemonia, and love.

Steven C. Hayes on ACT, hopes for the future and advice for young therapists

Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is known for an analysis of human language and cognition (Relational Frame Theory), and its application to various psychological difficulties (his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

“Psychotherapy Expert Talks” is a series of interviews with eminent psychotherapy teachers and researchers. Created by Alexandre Vaz (, sponsored by SEPI (Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration), ANEP (Portugal’s National Association of Psychology Students) and Clínica ISPA.