I am an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, University College Dublin. I have published over 90 papers and two books in the area of Behavior Analysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and symbolic language and thought. I am the director of the University College Dublin Contextual Behavioral Science lab, a former recipient of the ABAI Outstanding Mentor Award, a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and a peer reviewed ACT Trainer. When I am not working you can find me supporting a team called ‘Mayo’ in an indigenous Irish sport called Gaelic Football. Being a behavior analyst and part of ABAI is important to me. It is one of the things that gives me that sense of belonging that all humans yearn for. Therefore, I am delighted to be hosting the ABAI Symbolic Language and Thought blog for the next twelve months.