Welcome to ACBS’s Online Learning & Research Community!

Welcome to the official website of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, a worldwide online learning and research community, and a living resource for anyone interested in ACT, RFT, and Contextual Behavioral Science. Find out more about us.

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Are you a researcher or student searching for a funding source for any contexual behavioral science-related project? ACBS provides two grants, up to $5,000 USD, for research that advances the field of contextual behavioral science. The Research Development Grant applications are approved by the ACBS Grants Committee, chaired by Megan Kelly, Ph.D. Projects eligible for the grant are relatively broad, as any topic within the array of CBS will be considered.
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When ACBS was founded in 2005, we established as our vision “...[dedication] to the alleviation of human suffering and the advancement of human well-being through research and practice grounded in contextual behavioral science.” Over the past thirteen years, we’ve seen great progress in the accumulation of data supporting CBS theories and clinical approaches, the dissemination of CBS interventions to problems of high social importance, the refinement of CBS as a scientific strategy, and the growth and maturation of ACBS as a community.
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I am thrilled to announce that the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science (JCBS) received our first Clarivate Analytics (formerly of Thomson Reuters) Journal Impact Factor in the 2018 release of the Journal Citations Report. Our impact was estimated at 1.216, indicating that articles published by JCBS in 2015 and 2016 were cited an average of 1.2 times in 2017. To further contextualize, this puts JCBS 91st (28th percentile) amongst 127 Clinical Psychology journals (Web of Science’s designation for JCBS).