Julian McNally has practised counselling psychology since 1995. He trained in client-centered and solution-oriented approaches before discovering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 2003. The mindfulness components of ACT harmonized with his longstanding interest in Zen Buddhism and Taoism (Julian was a Tai Chi instructor for six years).
Shortly after reading Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Hayes, Strosahl and Wilson, Julian started developing the world’s first online audio ACT training resource, 6 ACT Conversations through RMIT University (online at http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/communication/).
This resource has been utilized and cited by many ACT trainers, practitioners and their clients, and is featured in a chapter Julian co-authored in the recent New Harbinger book, Mindfulness and Acceptance for Counseling College Students. As well seeing individuals for counselling, Julian also coordinates an ACT peer consultation group, supervises other ACT practitioners in Melbourne and the rest of Australia (Skype and phone) and is principal psychologist at Melbourne’s first ACT centre, The ACT of Living.