ACT for the Christian Client SIG

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ACT for the Christian Client SIG

Affiliated 2015

Contact Information

Ingrid Ord
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Ingrid Rhea Consultants
Western Cape, South Africa


"The purpose of the ACT for the Christian Client SIG is to seek ways to conceptually integrate ACT with Christian theologies, identify ways to apply ACT in a manner that is consistent with sound scientific and theological principles, and support both religious and non-religious ACT practitioners who are seeking to attend to their Christian clients' unique spiritual values."

General Interest Area to be Specifically Addressed

1) ACT as a means of treating patients
2) Integrating ACT with Christian theologies (e.g., identifying ways ACT is congruent to concepts within the Christian traditions)
3) Direct application of ACT in a manner that is marketable to Christian patients
4) Supporting ACT practitioners who are working with Christian patients

SIG Activities

Some possible future activities:
1) Listserv consultation on the above topics, (already happening)
2) Review and discussion of literature
3) Generation of empirical research
4) Generation of theoretical and conceptual articles
5) Symposia, workshops, posters, etc., at ACBS world conferences, and possibly CAPS (Christian Association for Psychological Studies or other Christian psychology or non-religious psychological conferences)

Description of Membership

Membership is open to ACBS Members, both Christian and non-Christians, who wish to learn more about how to help their clients. Researchers and academics are also welcome.