Todd Ward, PhD, BCBA-D
Advisory Board Member, bSci21Media President
Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D is President of bSci21Media, LLC, which owns bSci21.org, a world leader in the dissemination of behavior analysis to the public through articles, video production, web design, and entrepreneurial consultation. He is a passionate believer in the role of entrepreneurship in fulfilling Skinner’s vision of a technology of behavior change to improve the world. Dr. Ward received his PhD in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013 and specializes in Organizational Behavior Management and Behavioral Systems Analysis. He has served as a Guest Associate Editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Behavior & Social Issues.
Benji Schoendorff, MA, MSc
Consultant, Owner Contextual Psychology Institute
Benjamin Schoendorff, MA, MSc, is director of the Contextual Psychology Institute in Montreal, QC, Canada. He is involved in ACT research at the Montreal University Mental Health Institute, and a clinical psychologist in private practice working with adults, children, teens, and couples. Schoendorff is passionate about making ACT simple for both therapists and clients. He’s authored and coauthored several ACT books in French, coedited The ACT Matrix with Kevin Polk, and coauthored The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion with Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein. A peer-reviewed ACT trainer and certified functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) trainer, Schoendorff has led approximately two-hundred workshops around the world, and is currently disseminating the six-step ACT Matrix approach at the heart of this book. His workshops are widely appreciated for their direct clinical applicability, deep humanity, and warm sense of humor. In his spare time, Schoendorff loves travelling with his wife and young son Thomas, and sharing his love for ACT and the Matrix. Find out more at www.contextpsy.com.
Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC
Trainer & Therapist
Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC, is a clinician and trainer living in North Texas. He is the owner of New Take Therapy, where he is committed to providing evidence based, practical, and meaningful services and training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. He is passionate about working with people who want to kick-start their lives and be their best selves. With an open, engaging, and compassionate experiential training style, Jacob promotes psychological flexibility in workshops and one-on-one consultations across Texas. His mission is to help clients and clinicians alike engage in vital, fulfilling lives.
Priscila Rolim, MA
Master in Science in Clinical Psychology from Leiden University, Specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Anxiety Clinic of the Psychiatry Institute, Hospital das Clínicas (FMUSP). Priscila Rolim is a psychotherapist, facilitates FAP workshops in Brazil and is a clinical supervisor. Leiden University is in The Netherlands, where Priscila Rolim lived for 5 years and gained experience working as a Psychotherapist at a Intercultural Psychiatry Specialized Clinic (i-Psy), helping expatriates and people from ongoing armed conflicts, such as Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq and Pakistan. Priscila is also a Member of the Brazilian Association of Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (ABPMC) and the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). She participates continuously in FAP (Functional Analytical Psychotherapy) trainings directly with the approach precursors, as well as other important names in the contextual behavioral therapies.
Owner, Consultant, Scientist, Speaker
Angela Cathey is a behavior analyst and data scientist. She is a published author, blogger/writer, speaker, and futurist. Her master’s and doctoral training specialties focused on change measurement and promotion of effective emotional and social regulation with groups and individuals. Cathey’s change measurement experience includes use of Natural Language Processing, eye-tracking, and mobile technologies to both learn from and inform diverse perspectives. She uses data to understand the important ‘switch points’ in systems and provide customized data-driven change strategies to groups and individuals. She works with leaders and organizations as a business strategist, consultant, and technology developer. As a consultant, developer, and strategist, Cathey is known for her ability to help leaders and groups clarify their purpose and build industry disrupting strategies. Her passion is in creating ‘nudge’-based strategies that nurture change in leaders and cultures. She believes that real change occurs when we create tools that are engaging, easy to use, and allow people to better connect with themselves and others. Angela is owner of an independent culture and performance enhancement firm, ENSO Group.