Joseph Ciarrochi is professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University. He has published over 110 scientific journal articles and many books, including the best selling, Get out of your mind and into your life teens, and the widely acclaimed, Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: the Seven Foundations of Well-Being. His recent book—Weight Escape--- applies Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to promoting positive health behaviour and weight loss. His new book, the Thriving Adolescent, was released in November 2015. He has been honoured with over four million dollars in research funding. His work has been discussed on T.V., and in magazines, newspaper articles, and radio.