Matt Boone is a social worker, psychotherapist, writer, and speaker who specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy. Over the years, his ability to present complex material in experiential, easy-to-understand ways has made ACT more accessible to health professionals all over North America. He is the co-author of Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears and Do It Anyway, a short, easy-to-use self-help book that breaks concepts from ACT and positive psychology into bite-size practices.
He is an Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) peer-reviewed ACT trainer who regularly runs ACT workshops around the country. He is also a former consultant for the VA ACT for Depression training rollout, has taught ACT at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Social Work for five years, and has published a variety of articles and book chapters on ACT. He is the editor of the book Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work: Evidence-Based Interventions and Emerging Applications. He lives in Little Rock with his wife, cat, and guitars.