2017 #7 Newsletter (December)

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ACBS Newsletter - December 2017

New Video Search Features on ACBS Website


The ACBS video collection has grown to 86 titles! We added search features to help you find videos easier. Now, members can search videos by presenter, year, keyword, and language. We recommend you view the video of Lisa Diamond's presentation at the ACBS World Conference 14 titled: Taking Context Seriously in the Lifespan Development of Sexuality and Sexual Orientation. (You need to login to your ACBS account to view the full collection of videos).

Contextual Behavioral Science and Global Mental Health: Synergies and Opportunities


In JCBS Vol. 6 Issue 3, Ross G. White, Jennifer Gregg, Sonja Batten, Louise Hayes, & Rosco Kasujja reflect on the important contribution that Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS) can make to Global Mental Health. The paper explains how ‘Therapist-free’ interventions are an important GMH strategy. CBS can help promote mental health across the globe and PROSOCIAL approaches can build ‘communities of support’ for enhancing wellbeing. ACBS members can read it for free on the member portal.

JCBS Student Initiative


The JCBS Student Initiative is a joint effort between the ACBS Student SIG and the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. This program is a great opportunity for students interested in receiving training in and experience completing reviews of manuscripts submitted to JCBS. Read more about the JCBS Student Initiative here.

Asher Award: Application Deadline is February 1, 2018


Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Asher Student Dissertation Awards. These awards are for dissertation research in the area of Contextual Behavioral Science with children/adolescents. There are two awards available ($750USD and $250USD) this year. This money can be used in support of research (e.g., to pay participants, to purchase testing equipment) and/or to facilitate travel to the ACBS annual conference. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. Please go here for more information and to apply.

World Conference 16 Call for Submissions: RFT Track


At the ACBS World Conference 16, an RFT Track will be organized for submissions of RFT data, as well as conceptual and clinically-relevant submissions to address the needs of those interested in RFT across experience levels. Learn more about the RFT Track here. The Call for Submissions deadline for oral presentations is February 15, 2018.


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