Matthieu Villatte


Matthieu Villatte, PhD

School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences



Counseling and Health Psychology

Matthieu Villatte, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Bastyr University.


He obtained his doctoral degree in psychology in France and moved to the US in 2010 to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nevada, Reno under the mentorship of Steven Hayes, Ph.D. He then worked as an assistant professor in clinical psychology at the University of Louisiana and at the Evidence-Based Practice Institute of Seattle for several years.

He joined Bastyr University as an Assistant Professor in 2018. Matthieu Villatte is the author of numerous books and chapters on mindfulness, acceptance, experiential therapies, and contextual behavioral science, such as the first manual published in French on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention, co-authored by Jennifer Villatte and Steven Hayes. He is also a peer-reviewed trainer in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy recognized by the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).


  • Ph.D. Psychology University of Picardie Jules Verne, France

Awards & Honours

  • 2012 Research Summer Award at the University of Louisiana
  • 2017 Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Professional affiliations

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science