E-Mailing Lists

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Several ACT and RFT electronic mailings lists (often called "listservs") have been established to serve as communication forums for interested parties. Not sure what a listserv is or how to join? See our helpful pointers on using the lists through yahoo groups. For more general information about the listservs, as well as information about the new ACT and RFT listservs, visit this page.

Click on a link below to learn more about joining a particular mailing list:

 

 

 

 

ACT for the Public

This mailing list serves as a forum for non-professionals to discuss ACT. It is not meant to deal with requests for specific professional advice, but it will deal broadly with common personal problems. There are no requirements to join other than interest in the subject.

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ACT for Professionals

This is the primary ACT mailing list, serving as a forum for clinicians and scientists to discuss current conceptual, scientific, and practice developments in ACT and RFT. It is restricted to professionals or graduate students in relevant fields. It is not meant to deal with requests for advice about personal problems. Paid ACBS membership (student or professional) is required to join the ACT Listserv for professionals. Non-professionals are invited to join the "ACT for the Public" mailing list above.

Find out how to join and more here

 

RFT

This is the primary RFT mailing list, serving as a forum for scientists and practitioners to discuss current conceptual, scientific, and practice developments in RFT and ACT. It is restricted to professionals or graduate students in relevant fields. Paid ACBS membership (student or professional) is required to join the RFT Listserv.

Find out how to join and more here.

 

ABA Clinical SIG

The ABA Clinical Special Interest Group is composed of those members of the Association for Behavior Analysis working in the application of behavior analysis in clinical domains. This list serves as a forum for members of the ABA Clinical SIG to discuss relevant conceptual, scientific, and practical issues.

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Kid ACT

This list serves as a forum for scientists, scholars, practitioners, and students to discuss Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT) with therapist, practitioners, and consultants who work with kids, parents, families, and teachers. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behavior in the service of chosen values.

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ACBS Student SIG

This is the mailing list for the student member Special Interest Group of ACBS.

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ACBS in Education

The purpose of this listserv is to facilitate discussion of the implication of contextual behavioral science, RFT, and ACT for education.

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ACT & Christians

Christian clients have a specific worldview which presents individual opportunities and challenges within the psychotherapy process. This group investigates these, specifically with reference to behaviour analysis. The target audience are psychotherapists although all those interested are welcome. There is no restriction regarding the beliefs of the participants. However, this is not a forum for discussions about the veracity of Christian beliefs or a comparison with any other beliefs, unless such a reference is very relevant to the discussion.

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Applying ACT to Addictions SIG

This is the ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioral Science) SIG (Special Interest Group) for ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) clinicians, researchers, academics, trainers, AODA counselors, students and others interested in the application of ACT to people dealing with addictions: the addicted, those working with such clients/patients, and the addicted person’s family, friends and concerned others.

Though addictions and their treatment can be complex, it appears that people with addictions are almost always following an avoidance agenda and have become disconnected from their higher values or their commitment to those values. This listserv will serve as a venue for sharing research, clinical techniques, insights, experience, opinions, and other information, so that we can improve our approaches to understanding and overcoming addictions. By bringing all the aspects of ACT, that is mindfulness, acceptance, defusion, perspective taking, commitment and values, to addiction treatment, and actively promote this approach, we will bring better treatment options to people with addictions and the people who want to help them.

Join here (after logging in), then learn how to update your subscription preferences here

 

Children, Adolescents, and Families SIG

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically based behavior change approach based on Relational Frame Theory (RFT) that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies to promote committed value driven behavior. ACT encourages psychological flexibility, which involves contacting the present moment and changing or persisting in valued actions without attempts to change the form or frequency of painful internal experiences. This list serves as a forum for clinicians, scientists, and students who are members of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) to discuss the current research and clinical applications of ACT and RFT for children, teens, parents, and teachers.

Join here (after logging in), then learn how to update your subscription preferences here

 

Contextual Medicine

This is a list serve for psychiatrists, physicians, behavioral health providers from other fields, and others (researchers, students, educators) who are interested in the relation of medical practice and biological research to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other aspects of contextual behavioral science. Email Ellen Lewis to learn more and to request membership.

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College/University Student Mental Health SIG

This list serves as a forum for clinicians, scientists, and trainees who are members of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) to discuss college/university students' mental health issues for purposes of professional consultation, collaboration, and more effectively helping this population.

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Pain SIG

An estimated 20-30% of individuals worldwide will have been experiencing physical pain for at least 3 months. The pooled prevalence of pain in the general population of patients with mental health symptoms is reported to be 48%. The Pain Special Interest Group's goals are to promote rigorous empirical investigation, encourage collaboration and mutual support in the work with pain patients and their families, foster communication between researchers and clinicians working with these patients, support public health and public policy initiatives to improve the care of these patients, and to network with other professional and lay organizations serving these patients. Come help us do this.

Join here (after logging in), then learn how to update your subscription preferences here

 

Brazil (Portuguese) ACT

Isto é uma lista de endereços de português, particularmente para esses em Brasil.

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French ACT

Toute personne intéressée à échanger et approfondir 'Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.'

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Norwegian ACT

Diskusjonsgruppe for fagpersoner interessert i Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Registrering er påkrevd. Som registrert kan du velge å motta og/eller sende nye meldinger pr. epost (vanligst) eller ved å klikke deg inn på gruppens sider på Yahoo-groups. Du må opprette en yahoo-profil (om du ikke har en) for å registrere deg. Gruppen er ment som et forum for terapeuter, studenter og forskere for å diskutere teoretiske, kliniske og forskningsmessige sider ved Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Denne gruppen er ikke ment for å ta seg av spørsmål om råd for personlige problemer. Det er fritt fram å melde seg inn og følge diskusjoner 'passivt', og samtidig oppfordres det til å bidra med spørsmål og meninger for å holde liv i gruppen. Velkommen!

Click to join the Norwegian ACT list

 

Spanish ACT/RFT

This is a Spanish language ACT/RFT list.

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United Kingdom ACT

This is an ACT mailing list for professionals in the United Kingdom.

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Australia/New Zealand ACT

This is an ACT mailing list for professionals down under.

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Dutch Language ACT/Nederlandstalige ACT

This is a Dutch language ACT forum. Contact Francis De Groot to join this list.

 

German Language ACT

This is a German language ACT mailing list. Email act-de@yahoogroups.de to join this list.

Click to join the German ACT list

 

 

Swedish Language ACT

This is a Swedish language ACT website: http://www.svenskapsykologiinstitutet.se/terapeuter/

Also, here is a Swedish ACT facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/176780272348759/

 

Serbo-Croatian language / Western Balkans ACT

This is the primary ACT mailing list, serving as a forum for clinicians and scientists from Western Balkans region (who speak Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin language) to discuss current conceptual, scientific, and practice developments in ACT and RFT. It is restricted to professionals or graduate students in relevant fields. It is not meant to deal with requests for advice about personal problems. Your membership will be verified when you apply to the listserv.

Click to join the Serbo-Croatian language / Western Balkans ACT list

Southeastern USA Chapter

Contextual Behavioral Science is a scientific strategy and a system of scientific thought based in Functional Contextual philosophy and committed to creating a progressive, coherent, scientific approach to the alleviation of human suffering. This list serves as a forum for clinicians, scientists, students, and affiliates who are members of the Southeastern USA Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) to discuss current conceptual, scientific, and clinical developments in CBS in keeping with that commitment.

Join here (after logging in), then learn how to update your subscription preferences here

 

Social Work ACT Special Interest Group

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is especially well-suited to the practice of social work. Both share a focus on context, strengths, and understanding human suffering in ways that avoid pathologizing individuals and communities. This listserv is the virtual meeting site of the Social Work ACT Special Interest Group of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the primary ACT professional organization.

Click to join the Social Work ACT SIG list

Polish Language ACT

See below for a Polish language ACT mailing list. There is also a Polish ACT facebook group here. And, there is a Polish ACT website here

Click to join the Polish ACT list

Persian / Farsi ACT

Here is a listserv for discussions of ACT in Farsi: http://groups.google.com/group/actinfarsi?hl=en

Leadership, Organizations, and Public Policy SIG

Here is a listserv for the Leadership, Organizations, and Public Policy Special Interest Group:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LOPP-SIG

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ACT-Based Coaching

The ACT-Based Coaching group will provide opportunities for coaches to access relevant resources and materials and to network within the ACBS community in all areas, including research, education, job opportunities, consultation, program development, and supervision. In this SIG, coaches who have integrated ACT principles and practices into their work or are interested in learning how to do so can come together to share information, ask questions, receive support, and strengthen their practice.

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ACBS FAP SIG

The ACBS FAP SIG is open to any ACBS members interested in FAP. This email list serves as a forum for members of the SIG to communicate and connect with each other. Discussion may include the research, teaching, learning and practice of FAP, as well as the interplay and overlap between FAP and other models such as ACT and RFT.

Click to join the ACBS FAP SIG list