ACT Summer Institute III

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CE Credits now available!

ACT Summer Institute III (a.k.a. ACT SI 3) will be held July 16-20, 2007, (with University of Houston-Clear Lake Campus). Houston is a conveniently accessible and relatively inexpensive city offering plenty of opportunities for leisure to complement your learning. It may be a bit warm, but there is plenty of air conditioning to go around! This five-day institute will provide a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge advances in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT), in addition to other third generation approaches in behavior therapy. Students, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers will benefit from this institute and find it an excellent opportunity to learn from the very top people involved in the development and advancement of ACT, RFT, and contextual behavioral approaches.

The basic structure will include experiential workshops the weekend before the institute, targeted half-day workshops in domains of specific ACT/RFT applications, and plenary sessions where all conference participants come together.

There will be a wide range of topics and presenters, with areas of interest for everyone. In addition, there will be academic and social evening events during which you can get to know your friends and colleagues in the international ACT/RFT community on a more personal basis (for anyone who hasn't been to one of these events before - these are a LOT of fun!).

The structure of the program will be similar to previously successful ACT Institute, and will be both ACT and RFT focused. Based on previous feedback, however, the program will allow more time for socializing and networking, with longer breaks. In addition to 5 workshop tracks, we will also have research papers presented at the end of the lunch break. We will host an evening cocktail poster session as well, which is intended to showcase clinical and experimental research in RFT and ACT.

Location: University of Houston- Clear Lake 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX, 77058 United States

Program: We are planning 5 workshop tracks and research papers to be presented at the end of the long lunch break. A poster session will be held the evening of July 17th.

Please click on Program- ACTSI3 at the bottom of this page for more detail. The schedule will be much looser this year as compared to previous years. There will be more free time to interact with others. The schedule will be posted as soon as it is ready.

4 two-day pre-conference workshops (July 14-15, 2007) are scheduled with Sonja Batten, Robyn Walser, Kelly Wilson and Emily Sandoz, Niklas Törneke and Jason Luoma.

Registration: Registration is now closed. Onsite registration is NOT available for the pre-conference workshops. Limited onsite registration will be available for the Summer Institute, July 16-20, due to limitations of the venue, catering, etc.

Accommodations: Our conference hotel is the Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake. Information about special conference hotel rates and how to reserve your room is available here.

Sponsors: University of Houston - Clear Lake, Clinical Psychology Program Houston Psychological Association Context Press Nevada State Psychological Association (APA approved CE credit sponsor)


The Wonderful Folks Making It Happen:

The Co-directors of the Summer Institute are Kelli Wright.

The Program Chair is Angie Stotts.