Matthew S. Boone, LCSW, teaches acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) at the School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and serves as the Creative Director of Clinical Content at Lyra Health, a mental health startup in Burlingame, CA that seeks to improve access to evidence-based mental health care. He is an Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) peer-reviewed ACT trainer, and also facilitates ACT training workshops around the US and internationally. He is a former consultant for the Department of Veterans Affairs ACT training roll-out, a member of the ACBS Training Committee, and a recipient of the Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association award for outstanding contributions to the field of social work. He has written several articles and book chapters on ACT and ACT therapeutic processes and is the editor of the book, Mindfulness and Acceptance for Social Work. (2014). He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife, Toni, and two extremely flexible cats, Bella and Elliott.