Contextual Medicine SIG

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Contextual Medicine Special Interest Group

Affiliated 2012

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Contact Information

Sarah Staats, PhD, LP
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas

SIG Leaders:
Sarah Staats PhD– President
Josephine Loftus, MD – Past President

Mission Statement
The mission of the Contextual Medicine SIG is to provide a forum to discuss and develop the integration of CBS with all aspects of the field of medicine.

Topics of Interest
--Human physiology, neuroscience, medicine, and their relations within the broader field of evolutionary science.
--Developing CBS-based case conceptualization for psychological flexibility and psychopathology, integrated with models and language familiar to medical practitioners.
--Functional contextual study of the effect of drugs on human behavior, expanding the behavioral pharmacology tradition with conceptual, research, and clinical applications.
--Public health, sociocultural, and economic issues relevant to practices of medicine, including prescribing practices and local variation in such issues.

Description of SIG Membership 
The membership is open to all ACBS members, of all categories, interested in these issues from the perspective of contextual behavioral science.
Please note that all members are welcome to join; this SIG is not limited to people in prescribing roles.

SIG Activities
1. Annual meeting at the World Conferences.
2. Maintain the Contextual Medicine Facebook page.
3. Consider collaboration with other ACBS SIGs to further develop research and clinical directions from this conceptual basis.
4. Sponsor relevant presentations for the World Conferences.