Jennifer Patterson, PhD, is the clinical director of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute (MPI) in Joliet, Illinois and MPI’s Clinic for Compulsive Behaviours which aims to use evidence-based treatment for behaviours like hoarding, self-injury, and emotional eating. Dr. Patterson received both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and empirically supported treatments. She supervises pre-doctoral candidates using ACT, DBT and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).
She provides consultation for rehabilitation and pain patients at Silver Cross Hospital treatments. Dr. Patterson is an ACT trainer who leads workshops across the USA. She served as the vice-president of the Chicago Chapter for the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences. Dr. Patterson is a featured psychologist on The Learning Channel and an author for Psychology Today’s blog When More Isn’t Enough. Her mission is to offer evidence-based psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives.