2017 #6 Newsletter (November)

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ACBS Newsletter - November 2017

Watching Out for Self-Righteousness Within: A CBS Account of Diversity and Promotion of Diversity


On December 11, 2017, at 4:30 EST/1:30 PST, Akihiko Masuda, Ph.D. will conduct a webinar about how the CBS perspective of diversity states that even our genuine efforts to promote diversity unintentionally and paradoxically causes divisions among us. Aki's webinar will present a way to promote diversity that is inclusive to everyone. Register for the webinar here. This webinar is sponsored by the ACBS Diversity Committee and is an attempt to promote the implication of CBS to diversity.

New Special Interest Group: Asian Culture and CBS SIG


We are excited to announce the newest ACBS Special Interest Group (SIG), the Asian Culture and CBS SIG! The Asian Culture and CBS SIG connects CBS researchers and practitioners who work in Asia or work with clients who have Asian cultural heritage. You can join the SIG listserv and learn more about the Asian Culture and CBS SIG here.

Metaphors For Life Podcast


The Metaphors for Life Podcast by James Hardie is an invitation to consider your own experience of relating to thoughts, feelings and actions from a different perspective. Encouraging psychological flexibility with content inspired by the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You can listen to the Metaphors For Life Podcast and other recordings on the ACT Audio page on the ACBS website.

Carrying the Baton: Evolution Science and a Contextual Behavioral Anaylsis of Language and Cognition


In JCBS Vol. 6 Issue 3, Steven C. Hayes, Brandon T. Sanford, and Frederick Chin examine the 30-year history of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) research in the light of modern evolution science concepts. This article states RFT research has been done in many of the areas key to an evolutionary account. CBS researchers are positioned to carry the evolution science baton and to use it to help advance a natural science of behavior. ACBS members can read the entire article for free on the member portal.

JCBS Call for Papers: ACT for Autism and Related Disorders


The Journal of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (JCBS) is soliciting manuscript submissions for a special issue on the topic of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Autism and Developmental Disorders. Empirical Treatment evaluations, conceptual papers, and review/discussion papers are appropriate for submission. Please visit the JCBS Call for Papers webpage for more information. The submission deadline is January 1, 2018.

ACBS World Conference - Call for Submissions Is Open!


We are excited to invite you to join us in Montréal, Canada for the 16th Annual World Conference of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) July 24-29, 2018. We are accepting submissions for symposia, papers, panels, workshops, ignites sessions, posters, and Chapter/SIG meetings. Please click here for more information.
Nous acceptons les présentations pour les conférences. Les présentations sont acceptées en anglais ou en français.


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