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Romania Chapter

Affiliated 2019

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Contact Information
Silvia Nicolescu

Chapter Leaders 

Amfiana Botez

Eugen Secară

Raluca Dumitrache

Mădălina Costin

Vlad Ionescu

Geographic (or language) boundaries of the Chapter:

Those who reside in Romania and/or who speak Romanian.

Chapter's Mission/Objectives:

The purpose of the ACBS Romania is to ensure and support the development and dissemination of functional contextual cognitive and behavioral science and practice within Romania so as to alleviate human suffering and advance human well being.

The Romanian chapter aims to be a platform for sharing information in this approach and to create a Contextual Behavioral Sciences Community in Romania in order to improve the quality of human life.

Specifically, the organization shall:

  • Support Romanian researchers, practitioners and students in their interest to develop effective applied theories linked to principles.
  • Develop coordination among researchers in Romania to establish effective research groups to disseminate scientific developments in the international scientific community.
  • Emphasize the connection between basic research in respect of the role of contingencies, transformation of functions and applied research in applications of human domains.
  • Organize the formation (training) of and supervise Romanian professionals in disciplines that embrace the principles and practices of contextual behavioral science.
  • Coordinate efforts in order to create a database with Romanian test materials that can contribute evidence-based practice of acceptance and commitment therapy.
  • Promote the dissemination of Third-Wave Therapies both in the private area and public context, encouraging the development of a better working model of mental health in Romania.
  • Organize and sponsor forums, conferences, newsletters, journals, websites, list serves and other such activities for the accomplishment of the purposes of the organization.
  • Advise political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to matters pertaining to contextual behavioral science in Romania.
  • Translate, adjust and implement existing international therapy material to improve the mental health of Romanians in both public and private sectors.


Chapter Activities:

  • Organize workshops, social networking events, conferences, meetings, newsletters, websites, and other such activities for the accomplishment of the purposes of the organization (e.g. reading book club)
  • Organize trainings and peer-supervision groups (e.g. annual ACT workshop presented by a peer reviewed trainer or expert with the ACBS with discounts to ACBS members)
  • The Romanian chapter will ensure that the connection with ACBS is strengthened, arrange training opportunities and bring training opportunities to public knowledge, serve as a meeting place for like-minded people, inspire, inform, and support research, translate concepts in Romanian, help clients to find ACT therapists, and more. The chapter will encourage its members to contribute with chapter activities, and support initiatives as far as possible.
  • The activities would be posted on the website. Every year an annual general meeting will be held discussing the assignments of the chapter’s board and so forth.
  • Members of ACBS Romania will get a newsletter including relevant education and training activities and also access to a website. For future activities, the chapter aims to present information about new books and CBS research. Members will be able to form different groups (e.g. peer supervision groups, special interest groups and the likes) using ACBS Romania meetings and website.

Description of Membership:

  • The members of the Romanian Chapter of ACBS shall be persons who are interested in the advancement of functional contextual science and practice, and specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Romania. The types of membership shall be professional, student, and affiliate.
  • Members of the Association shall be persons who are interested in the advancement of functional contextual science and practice in Romania.
  • To become a member a person must complete a form on the website of the Association and pay the annual membership fee. To remain a member, a person must not fall behind with any contributions or debts, both in the Romanian Chapter of ACBS, as well as the ACBS.
  • Membership fees are determined annually by the Administrative Group (The Board) and paid to the Romanian Chapter of ACBS.
  • Updated information on fees and membership will be available soon.


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