John Forsyth

Studies mental health, stress, social anxiety disorders and phobias

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John Forsyth

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology

Mental health; acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT); fear; anxiety; stress; panic disorder; social anxiety; phobias; problem anger; forgiveness and compassion; emotion and emotion regulation; cognitive and behavior therapies for anxiety and stress

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John P. Forsyth is director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program. He is widely known for his work on acceptance and experiential avoidance, and the role of emotion regulatory processes in anxiety disorders. He is a leader in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and an active researcher in the anxiety disorders.

In 2000 Forsyth received the B. F. Skinner New Researcher Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. In 1999, he received the Dissertation Award from the Society for a Science for Clinical Psychology.

Forsyth is a licensed psychologist in New York, a Clinical Fellow of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society, and serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals. He is the author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and ACT on Life, Not on Anger.