Juniper Mental Health Presents

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Children and Adolescents

With Julie Petersen, M.S. and Michael Twohig, Ph.D.

Julie Petersen, M.S.

Julie Petersen, M.S.

Julie Petersen is a fifth-year doctoral student in the combined clinical/counseling psychology program at Utah State University. She received her B.S. in psychology from Haverford College in 2016 and her M.S. from Utah State University in 2021. Her research is centralized around the treatment of obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, particularly for children and adolescents, using acceptance and commitment therapy. She has published 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed papers and is a co-editor for the Oxford Handbook of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (in press). Her work has been recognized by the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).

Financial Disclosure: Julie Petersen receives a portion of the proceeds from this event.

Michael Twohig, Ph.D.

Michael Twohig, Ph.D.

Michael P. Twohig, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a Professor of Psychology at Utah State University, where he co-runs the ACT Research Group. He received his B.A. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno, and completed his clinical internship at the University of British Columbia Hospital. He is past-President of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, the organization most associated with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). His research focuses on the use of ACT across a variety of clinical presentations with an emphasis on obsessive compulsive and related disorders. He has published over 200 scholarly works including 5 books, with the most recent being Innovations in ACT and ACT in Steps. His research has been funded through multiple sources, including the National Institute of Mental Health.

Financial Disclosure: Michael Twohig receives a portion of the proceeds from this event.

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