15 in 15 - ACBS WC15 Conference Podcast

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We are very excited to announce that Richard Bennett, who is an ACBS member and Peer-reviewed ACT trainer, will be hosting a podcast series entitled '15 in 15'.

In each 15 minute interview Dr. Bennett will talk with some of the most influential figures from ACBS, and key contributors to the ACBS World Conference 15 in Seville. Those Dr. Bennett will be sitting down with include leading Relational Frame Theory researcher, Yvonne Barnes-Holmes, ACBS President, D.J. Moran, and co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Steven Hayes.

This podcast is also available on iTunes.


Episode 1

In the inaugural episode of ’15 in 15’ Richard Bennett is joined by ACT co-founder Steve Hayes. In this interview, they discuss the journey of the ACBS conference, as well as Dr. Hayes’ pre-conference workshop, Process-based ACT: An intermediation ACT II


Episode 2

In this episode Richard Bennett is joined by the RFT Track Chair, Yvonne Barnes-Holmes. They discuss how RFT will be represented at the ACBS World Conference, as well as her pre-conference workshop, The GO-RFT Workshop: Reticulating (From the Bottom Up) with ACT-D.


Episode 3

In this episode Richard is joined by ACBS Invited Speaker Roger Vilardaga. They talk about his contribution to this conference, his background, research interests, and a few tips to get the most out of a trip to Spain.


Episode 4

In this episode Richard Bennett is joined by the current ACBS president, D.J. Moran. They discuss some of the inner workings of the organization and past conferences.


Episode 5

In this episode Richard talks with one of the ACBS World Conference 15 Program Chairs, Miguel Rodriguez-Valverde. In this interview Miguel gives insight on his background, being the program chair, and even offers some travel tips.


Episode 6

In episode 6 of "15 in 15" Richard is joined by Dennis Tirch. Listen as they discus CFT and the bridge between Compassion Focused Therapy and ACT.

Along with Paul Gilbert and Laura Silberstein, Dennis will be leading a 2-day Pre-Conference workshop in Seville entitled, "An introduction to compassion focused therapy (CFT)".


Episode 7

In the seventh episode, Richard is joined by Ingrid Ord for an attendee’s perspective of the ACBS World Conference. Listen as she discusses her long history of attending ACBS conferences and makes a few recommendations as to why you should attend.


Episode 8

Richard speaks with Beate Ebert, who will be co-presenting a PROSOCIAL Pre-Conference workshop. Listen as they discuss they discuss her workshop, "Igniting change in your groups: The 8 PROSOCIAL principles in action", and her work with Commit and ACT in Sierra Leone.