Dr. Michael E. Levin
Michael E. Levin, Ph.D. is the co-director of the USU ACT Research Group and a Professor in the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at Utah State University.
He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno under the mentorship of Dr. Steven C. Hayes and completed his predoctoral internship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium.
Dr. Levin’ is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. His research primarily focuses on the delivery of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) through self-guided technologies for a wide range of problem areas including depression, anxiety, weight-related concerns, and coping with chronic health conditions. He has received multiple grants for his research and has published extensively in the area of ACT and online interventions.
Dr. Michael P. Twohig
Michael P. Twohig, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in the state of Utah and a Professor of Psychology at Utah State University, where he co-runs the ACT Research Group (with Dr. Levin). 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 peer-reviewed papers, many book chapters, and 9 books, with the most recent being ACT in Steps (with Levin and Ong) and the Anxious Perfectionist (with Ong). His research has been funded through multiple sources including the National Institute of Mental Health and the IOCDF. In 2022, he was rated as currently the most productive author on ACT and that USU was the most productive institution in the world.