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I’m pretty sure that Jonathan Bricker has more research funding to study Acceptance and Commitment Therapy than any other researcher (it’s hard to confirm this as there is no central database). For this alone he’s a person worth interviewing. He’s also interesting as a researcher who deeply considers how research can help us scale psychosocial interventions to reach millions of people, and thus apps and websites feature prominently in his research. If you are interested in learning how to do clinical research that scales, then this is a guy you want to pay attention to. If you don’t trust me that he has ideas worth spreading, then maybe you’ll trust the over three million views of his TEDx talk on the science of self-control.

Meet Dr. Jonathan Bricker

Dr. Jonathan Bricker received extensive training in helping people who struggle with anxiety and substance use addictions, through his PhD program at University of Washington, and through serving as a research therapist in a large National Institute of Health (NIH) trial. Now, he has his own private practice, is the President of the Washington Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, and is a full-time researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he leads a research team conducting cutting-edge clinical trials on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and smoking cessation.

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