Academic Training & Research Labs

Academic Training & Research Labs

The ACBS community has provided detailed information on their research labs in the child pages at the very bottom of this page -- some of which are not located within academic training programs per se. Each of these labs conduct research relevant to, or informed by, functional contextualism, RFT and/or ACT. Labs in medical schools or hospital settings (for example) may be opportunities for you to gain experience as a research assistant (often after finishing your bachelor's degree), post-doctoral fellow, or other colleague.

The labs and academic programs listed below have been coded (Focus of program/lab; Degree (if any); Country). More details on the coding system are below:

  1. Focus of Program/Lab
    • ACT
    • RFT
    • MF = Mindfulness/acceptance-based work (e.g., third wave behavioral but not necessarily ACT per se)
    • ACT processes (experimental but not clinical training)
    • Applied RFT (e.g., behavioral intervention work)
    • Behavioral = behavioral or clinical behavior analysis perspective
    • FC = Functional Contextual (applying psychology from a contextualistic perspective)
  2. Level of Training/Degree offered (if any)
    • Masters level:
      • MA = Master of Arts
      • MSc = Masters with a research focus (Europe)
      • MS = Master of Science (US)
      • MFT = Master of Arts with a Marriage and Family Therapy specialty (US)
    • Doctoral:
      • PhD/DPhil = Doctor of Philosophy (research and/or clinical training depending on program and country)
      • PsyD = Doctor of Psychology (clinical training, some research - US)
    • Non-Degree is stated as such (e.g., work opportunity). Post-Doctoral is stated as such.
  3. Country in which the program/lab is located
ACBS Members: If you would like to add your research lab to this list, click here to share your lab information and staff will add a lab page for you.
Jen Plumb

The CBS Superlab

The CBS Superlab

What is the CBS Superlab?
With the release of the ACBS Task Force Report on the Strategies and Tactics of Contextual Behavioral Science Research, high-level discussion around how to roll out the proposed recommendations is necessary. The CBS Superlab is an international research lab meeting held once a quarter via Zoom. CBS SuperLab Meetings are typically held at 3pm EST.  These hour-long quarterly meetings will involve:

• A research presentation delivered by a CBS lab that showcases ongoing advances, developments, and innovations in the field of CBS. Each presenter will be invited to share resources relating to their presentation (e.g., PowerPoint slides, handouts, software packages) that will be made available to all attendees.

• A group discussion among all attendees that focuses on both the presentation and means of addressing the Task Force’s recommendations.


All ACBS members are invited to attend. All CBS research labs are invited to participate. To be considered a CBS lab, your lab details must be included on the www.contextualscience.org website. To attend, register here and join the Superlab listserv to continue the conversation.

Research labs may submit to present here.

 

Superlab with Robert Johansson, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden - April 24, 2024 3pm EST (Register for this meeting and all of the quarterly Superlab meetings here).

Title: "Artificial General Intelligence from a contextual behavioral science perspective."

Abstract: Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is a branch of AI research aiming to create "thinking machines" - computer systems that have a general-purpose ability, as distinguished from most of today's systems that are trained for special-purpose tasks. One example of an AGI system is Pei Wang's Non-Axiomatic Reasoning System (NARS). Due to its design, including an experience-grounded semantics and its focus on adaptation with insufficient knowledge and resources, there is a natural overlap with much of contextual behavioral philosophy and psychology.

Since 2018, our lab has been running a research program where we investigate the relational reasoning abilities of NARS, using methods from behavioral psychology and RFT. We have proved NARS to be able to learn with both classical and operant conditioning in a way that is very similar to human and non-human operant learning. In addition we have also more recently showed that NARS is able to learn generalized identity matching, and, after a sufficient history of multiple-exemplar training, perform in accordance with symmetry.

This talk will give a brief introduction to the AGI research field with a particular focus on NARS, Furthermore, we will describe the research we have been carrying out. Finally, we will argue why we believe this kind of research could be a valuable contribution to ACBS, and in line with several recommendations of the ACBS Task Force. 

 

Superlab with Phillip Klein - July 17, 2024 3pm EST (Register for this meeting and all of the quarterly Superlab meetings here).

Title: "From Network Theory to Process-Based Therapy: a practice-oriented research presentation."

The network theory of mental disorders stipulates that mental disorders result from a dynamic interaction between symptoms of mental disorders and other variables. This implies that symptoms of mental disorders are not passive indicators of an underlying causal mechanism and might have profound implications for treatment. These implications form the basis of process-based therapy which states that psychological treatments should no longer be defined by treatment protocols that target the putative causal mechanism of a certain mental disorder but rather be defined by therapeutic strategies aimed at changing the network dynamics from a disease state to a healthy state. It is unclear however, which networks characteristics have to be targeted to bring about this change. In this session, we will first introduce network theory and its connection to process-based therapy Jan Philipp Klein (Lübeck University, Germany) and then present three studies:

  • Lea Schumacher (University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany) will present person-specific networks estimated from data of a randomized-controlled psychotherapy trial that sheds light on the question which changes in these networks best predict outcome: changes in symptom associations or changes in centrality parameters?
  • Jana Bommer (Trier University, Germany) will present intra-individual networks estimated from data of a large population-based study to examine whether vicious cycles that can be identified on a group level are present on the individual level and if these vicious cycles actually confer an unfavorable outcome.
  • Finally, Nele Assmann (Lübeck University, Germany) will present cross-sectional networks of patients who are seeking treatment for depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, somatic symptom disorder or eating disorder to ascertain which core psychological processes are associated with these syndromes.

By the end of the session, attendees will have a clearer understanding of the state of the research on network theory's contribution to the practice of psychotherapy.

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Learn more about Superlab

Learn more about Superlab

The CBS Superlab: Discussions on the recommendations of the ACBS Task Force on the Strategies and Tactics of Contextual Behavioral Science Research

Ethos:
The CBS Superlab aims to provide attendees with a space to learn about ongoing research internationally while also engaging in discussions around the ACBS Task Force Report. The CBS Superlab aims to provide presenters with a space to showcase their research and engage in effective knowledge transfer and exchange. We intend to create a context that promotes genuine connection and collaboration within the CBS community, enabling researchers to share resources and problem-solve together. The CBS Superlab provides a unique opportunity for all researchers, regardless of their stage of study and career, to come together and share cutting-edge research in a collaborative, not competitive, environment.

Values underlying the CBS Superlab:
The CBS Superlab strives to create a genuine, mutually supportive, motivational, inspirational, connected, and creativity-focused environment. We intend to create a welcoming space for researchers to engage in knowledge transfer and exchange, sharing their passions, ideas, and resources with the wider community.

Mission statement:
The CBS Superlab aims to facilitate high-level discussions around ongoing research in CBS labs internationally that both advances the field and seeks to address some of the recommendations outlined by the ACBS Task Force.

Hosts 2021-2022:
Louise McHugh and Alison Stapleton from University College Dublin, Ireland are the 2021-2022 hosts. Their role will involve reviewing submissions from research labs, selecting labs to present, and inviting labs where there is a specific area of expertise that will benefit the CBS research community.

Who can ‘listen in’? Who will be invited to present?
All ACBS members are invited to attend. An invite will go out via the ACT and RFT list serves. All CBS research labs are invited to submit to present. To be considered a CBS lab, your lab details must be included on the www.contextualscience.org website.

Schedule:
There will be twelve monthly sessions delivered via Zoom beginning from September 8th, 2021 at 8 pm GMT+1. The CBS Superlab will take place on the second Wednesday of every month during this time slot. The first four slots are accounted for. The remaining eight slots are open, and we invite CBS labs internationally to submit to present. Please note, sessions will be recorded and made freely available via the ACBS website here for those who cannot attend live. Detailed session information is here.

Cost:
Free.

Benefits to the presenters:
The CBS Superlab provides presenters with a platform to showcase their ongoing research and engage in high-level, impactful dissemination. Presenters will have the opportunity to both share resources and pose questions to the CBS community, facilitating discussion and problem-solving at a community level that is collaborative, not competitive. Presenters will engage in effective knowledge transfer and exchange, further networking with peers and creating genuine connections with colleagues internationally.

Benefits to the attendees:
Attendees will learn about ongoing research internationally while also engaging in discussions around the ACBS Task Force Report. Attendees will also receive access to materials and resources shared by the presenter.
 

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Recorded Superlab Sessions

Recorded Superlab Sessions

Session 1 - Louise McHugh's Lab
Reinvigorating RFT-based rule-governed behavior research presented by Alison Stapleton.
This webinar was held on September 8th, 2021 and you will find the recording here.


Session 2 - Steve Hayes' Lab 
Assessing Processes of Change in an Idionomic Fashion presented by Brandon Sanford.
This webinar was held on October 13th, 2021 and you will find the recording here.


Session 3 - Maria Karekla's Lab
Digitalization of CBS based on Task Force research recommendations presented by Pinelopi Konstantinou.
This webinar was held on November 10th, 2021 and you will find the recording here.


Session 4 - Ken Fung's Lab
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Individual and Collective Resilience and Empowerment presented by Jenny Liu.
This webinar was held on December 8th, 2021 and you will find the recording here.


Session 5 - Tom Szabo's Lab
ACT Functional Analysis in ABA Settings presented by Amanda Chastain and Larisa Sheperd.
This webinar was held on January 12th, 2022 and you will find the recording here.


Session 6 - Prosocial World - Paul Atkins and David Sloan Wilson Lab
Catalyzing Conscious Cultural Evolution within ACBS and Beyond presented by David Sloan Wilson.
This webinar was held on February 9th, 2022 and you will find the recording here.


Session 7 - Jordan Belisle Lab
Translational Applications of Relational Density: Gender and Racial Prejudice
This webinar was held on March 9, 2022 and you will find the recording here


Session 8 - Carmen Luciano's Lab
Analyzing the impact of values-based motivation on experimentally induced generalized avoidance
This webinar was held on May 11, 2022 and you will find the recording here.


Session 9 - Emily Thomas Kroska's Lab
Mobile ACT: A Two Cohort Micro-Randomized Trial
This webinar was held on July 13, 2022 and you will find the recording here.


Session 10 - Emily Sandoz's Lab
The Necessity of Conceptual Analysis in Scientific Advancement and the Example of Contextual Behavioral Science
This webinar was held on August 10, 2022 and you will find the recording here.


Session 11 - Joe Ciarrochi's Lab
A process-based approach to self-compassion: measurement and practice
This webinar was held September 14, 2022 and you will find the recording here.


Session 12 - Joanna Arch's Lab
Leveraging Values to Promote Health Behavior: Promise and Perils
This webinar was held October 12, 2022 and you will find the recording here.


Session 13 - Franciso Ruiz's Lab
Analyzing processes of change in single case experimental designs
This webinar was held November 30, 2022 and you will find the recording here.


Session 14 - Mike Levin's Lab
Lessons and surprises developing, evaluating, and disseminating online ACT
This webinar was held January 25, 2023 and you will find the recording here.


Session 15 - Todd Kashdan
Purpose in Life: A Challenging but Promising Research Agenda
This webinar was held March 29, 2023 and you will find the recording here.


Session 16 - Staci Martin
ACT for People with Chronic Health Conditions
This webinar was held May 10, 2023 and you will find the recording here.


Session 17 - Amie Zarling
ACT-based Approaches to Preventing and Treating Relationship Violence
The webinar was held June 14, 2023 and you will find the recording here


Session 18 - Niklas Törneke
Dig Where You Stand: A possible contribution to bridging the gap between research, theory and clinical practice
The webinar was held September 20, 2023 and you will find the recording here


Please note, you must be signed into your ACBS account to access the recordings.

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Superlab Registration

Superlab Registration

What is the CBS Superlab?
With the release of the ACBS Task Force Report on the Strategies and Tactics of Contextual Behavioral Science Research, high-level discussion around how to roll out the proposed recommendations is necessary. The CBS Superlab is an international research lab meeting held quarterly via Zoom. These hour-long monthly meetings will involve:

• A presentation that showcases ongoing advances, developments, and innovations in the field of CBS. Each presenter will be invited to share resources relating to their presentation (e.g., PowerPoint slides, handouts, software packages) that will be made available to all attendees. Attendees must be members of ACBS. To attend, you will find registration links here (you must log into your ACBS member account to register).

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Register here for Superlab

Register here for Superlab

Register for the quarterly Superlab meetings here.

Please note, you now only need to register once to attend the meetings (and will receive reminders monthly along with an email with the recording link)

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ACBS Early Career Mentorship Program

ACBS Early Career Mentorship Program

This is an initiative from the Centering Science Strategic Pillar aimed at supporting early career CBS researchers in securing research-focused faculty positions in research universities/academic medical centers

Applicants must be a current ACBS member who is early career - defined as within five years post PhD graduation date (including individuals in current postdoctoral and faculty positions). Graduate students who have defended their dissertation and are currently on their predoctoral clinical internship are also eligible. If an applicant does not have a PhD or equivalent degree and is planning to apply for positions in a country that does not offer PhD level training, they may still apply, but should include information on their research training and their eligibility for a research-focused faculty position in that country. In some unique cases applicants may be considered that do not meet all of these eligibility criteria. If you are considering applying and do not meet all of the eligibility criteria, but have a strong case to make for why you would be a good fit for this program, please contact the committee chair, Aki Masuda at amasuda4@hawaii.edu.

The 2024 Application period will open March 1, 2024. 

Apply here until May 1st 2024

Applicants will be notified of selections prior to the ACBS World Conference.

This is a competitive award and selections are made by our review panel including Drs. Aki Masuda, Ian Tyndall, and Ethan Moitra. This committee will subsequently work to match selected mentees to relevant mentors within the ACBS community. As part of the equity, diversity, and inclusivity goals of ACBS, this program also aims to help promote junior faculty from underrepresented backgrounds and, when applicable, connect them with established ACBS researchers that share professional and personal cultural lived experiences.

Mentorship will occur over a two year period and include regular (e.g., monthly) meetings with a senior CBS academic, providing mentorship on topics such as applying to positions, job talk prep, interview prep, strategies for writing successful grants, collaboration/team science within ACBS, and how to build a CV to be attractive to research-focused universities. Even if a job is secured before the two year timeframe is completed the process will continue and support can be provided for setting up a CBS lab and obtaining tenure.

Lists of awardees will be published on the ACBS website and shared on social media. During second year of the award, mentees will receive a waiver for ACBS conference registration so that they can present on professional development or related content in a panel or symposium (e.g., how to secure research postdoc and faculty positions). This discount may be used in the second year of mentorship or for the World Conference in the following year. Mentees will also be required to serve as a mentor at least once in the future when requested.


Selected Mentees and their Mentors:

2023 Mentees and Mentors

Inês A. Trindade, Ph.D. (Portugal): Associate Senior Lecturer– the University of Örebro, Örebro, Sweden.
*Mentored by Lance M. McCracken, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Samuel D. Spencer, Ph.D. (USA): Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, OCD and Related Disorders Program, Baylor College of Medicine, U.S.A.
*Mentored by Michael E. Levin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Utah State University, U.S.A.

Claudia Iuliana Iacob, Ph.D. (Romania): University Lecturer, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania
*Mentored by Maria Karekla, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

2022 Mentees and Mentors

Orla Moran, Ph.D. (Ireland): Postdoctoral Researcher & Psychology Lecturer– NetwellCASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland & City Colleges Dublin, Ireland.
*Mentored by David Gillanders, DClinPsy., Head of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Rebecca L. Schneider, Ph.D. (USA): Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, U.S.A.
*Mentored by Michael P. Twohig, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Utah State University, U.S.A.

Essi Sairanen, Ph.D. (Finland): Clinical Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Psychology, Karlstad University & County Council of Värmland, Sweden
*Mentored by Louise McHugh, Ph.D. Professor, School of Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland

2021 Mentees and Mentors

Dr. Connie Yuen-yu CHONG (Hong Kong): The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
*Mentored by Jonathan B. Bricker, Ph.D. - Professor and Director, Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology Lab (HABIT), Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Anne Roche (USA): Graduate of the Clinical Science doctoral program at University of Iowa, Starting her Postdoctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
*Mentored by Rhonda M. Merwin, Ph.D., Duke University School of Medicine or Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Shane McLoughlin, Ph.D. (UK): The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham
*Mentored by Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., George Mason University, Professor of Psychology

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Reflections from the 2021 Awardees

Reflections from the 2021 Awardees

Presented at the ACBS World Conference Nicosia, Cyprus 2023

The Early Career Mentorship (ECM) program, initiated in 2020, aims to support early career CBS researchers in securing research-focused faculty positions and/or obtaining tenure in research institutions by matching them with established CBS research-focused mentors. Applicants are evaluated based on their competitiveness for a research-focused faculty position, their current and potential contributions to CBS, and the indicated need and benefits of receiving mentorship for their next career steps. Mentors commit to working with a mentee for a two-year period. In this panel, 2021 awardees will discuss their experiences with the ECM program, including the stage of their career during which they received the award, the type of mentoring they received, where they are currently at in their career, and future directions. They are Connie Chong (Hong Kong) mentored by Jonathon Bricker at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Anne Roche (USA) by Rhonda Merwin at Duke University, and Shane McLoughlin (Ireland/UK) by Todd Kashdan at George Mason University. Additionally, the awardees will discuss successes and challenges encountered with the mentoring program, as well as solutions identified.

You will find the recording here.

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The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Connie Chong (ACT, MF; PhD/DPhil; Hong Kong)

The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Connie Chong (ACT, MF; PhD/DPhil; Hong Kong)

Biography

Dr Connie Chong, an Assistant Professor at the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a registered nurse with clinical expertise in medicine and paediatrics. Her research program centres on contextual behavioural science (CBS), with a particular focus on applying and evaluating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for family caregivers of children with special needs and chronic conditions. Dr Chong's contributions have earned her prestigious international roles, including being the first Asian Chair of the Awards Committee, the first Asian member of the Strategic Science Council of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science, and the first Asian Editorial Board member of the Journal of Contextual Behavioural Science. Her ongoing research explores the integration of machine learning and natural language processing in CBS-related psychotherapies, contributing to enhanced mental health support for caregivers globally.

ACTuwise - the First Official Website for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training and Service in Hong Kong

This pioneering initiative (www.actuwise.org) is led by Dr Yuen Yu Chong, Connie, Assistant Professor at the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. As the first of its kind in Hong Kong, ACTuwise stands at the forefront of promoting and advancing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the community. ACTuwise plays a pivotal role in various functions:

  1. Enhancing the implementation of top-notch contextual behavioral science (CBS) evidence in practical applications locally and internationally.
  2. Offering training and advisory services in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to enhance clinical efficacy and results.
  3. Aiding institutions and policy creators in making well-informed choices within mental healthcare by relying on evidence-based approaches.
  4. Spearheading collaborative efforts on a regional and global scale to extend the influence and impact of CBS evidence on healthcare and social practices across diverse fields and contexts.

Dr. Chong and her research team have been dedicated to close collaboration with different hospitals and non-governmental organizations in recent years, actively promoting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to various groups in Hong Kong. Her research laboratory is currently accepting applications from MPhil and PhD students who possess a keen interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) within the realm of caregiving. Prospective candidates are invited to apply and contribute to the ongoing research endeavors of the lab. Please send your applications to conniechong@cuhk.edu.hk

(This webpage was updated on December 7, 2023)

Connie Chong

ACT/Prosocial Lab, Tom Szabo, Florida Institute of Technology/Autism Care West (ACT, Prosocial, Applied RFT; MA; USA)

ACT/Prosocial Lab, Tom Szabo, Florida Institute of Technology/Autism Care West (ACT, Prosocial, Applied RFT; MA; USA)

ACT/Prosocial/Applied RFT Lab

tomszabo@tomszabo.com (best email for now)

USA

 

((This webpage was last updated in October 2022)

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Australian Catholic University - Joseph Ciarrochi (ACT; MA, PhD; Australia)

Australian Catholic University - Joseph Ciarrochi (ACT; MA, PhD; Australia)

Professor Joseph Ciarrochi has published many books, including the bestselling Get out of your mind and into your life teens and the widely acclaimed Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: the Seven Foundations of Well-Being. His research interests include identifying character strengths that promote social, emotional, physical well-being and performance, and contextual behavioural science.

https://ippe.acu.edu.au/people/professor-joseph-ciarrochi/

https://rexr.acu.edu.au/framework/browse.php?srperid=7580

 

(This webpage was last update in November 2018)

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Bowling Green State University - Daniel Maitland (FC/ACT/FAP/BA/DBT; PhD; USA)

Bowling Green State University - Daniel Maitland (FC/ACT/FAP/BA/DBT; PhD; USA)

I run the Psychotherapy Research or Study of Connection, Intimacy, and Loneliness (PROSOCIAL) lab. The psychotherapy component of my research emphasizes elucidation of the process of change, mechanisms of action, efficacy, and effectiveness of contemporary behavior therapies.

While my research emphasizes Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP); I am also interested in furthering the evidence base of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Activation, and process-based therapies.

My research in the social domain emphasizes understanding the bidirectional association between our social lives, especially deep meaningful relationships, our mental or physical health, and clinical adjacent targets such as discrimination and stigma.

My research group is very active in both of these domains and is actively implementing experiments to better understand our variables of interest. I actively work with my students to incorporate their specific interests into the research of the lab. You can find more information about my research by visiting my ResearchGate page (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel-Maitland) and my Google Scholar page (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wq9WpiIAAAAJ&hl=en)

(This webpage was last updated in April 2022).

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Bowling Green State University: Mindful Behavior Therapy and Psychophysiology Lab - William O'Brien (ACT/RFT/MF/FC; PhD; USA)

Bowling Green State University: Mindful Behavior Therapy and Psychophysiology Lab - William O'Brien (ACT/RFT/MF/FC; PhD; USA)

The fundamental mission of the Mindful Behavior Therapy and Psychophysiology (MAPLab) is to develop knowledge and methods that can be used to alleviate human suffering and enhance well-being from a non-WEIRD (Western Educated Industrial Rich Democratic cuntry) global perspective. We strive to advance this overarching goal by: (a) engaging in cross-cultural research designed to better understand the nature of biobehavioral disorders; (b) engaging in applied research focused on the development and evaluation of innovative clinical procedures; (c) sharing our learning through teaching, supervision, and scholarly writing; and (d) providing direct clinical services to persons in medical settings and outpatient mental health settings using a scientist-practitioner model of service delivery.

The MAPLab is a component of the Behavioral Medicine Concentration area in the APA-Approved Clinical Psychology Training Program at Bowling Green State University.  William H. O'Brien, Ph.D., ABPP is the director of the lab and typically 6-10 USA doctoral students are engaged in MAPLab research along with graduate students from China, Thailand, and other parts of the world. Undergraduates from the USA, China, Thailand, and Europe, are also engaged in research. The MAPLab is intimately connected to researchers who study 3rd wave therapies from Eastern perspectives at the East-West Psychological Science and Research Center at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand; Chaing Mai University in Thailand; and Duke Kunshan University in China.

Current MAPLab projects include:

1. Developing and testing enhanced ACT interventions that are more completely connected to their historical, philosophical, and technical roots in Eastern Philosophy/Buddhism.  Self- and other-compassion, loving-kindness, happiness, nonself attachment, impermanence, forgiveness, and equanimity are some of the key elements that appear to have been lost when 3rd wave WEIRD researchers acquired, secularizd, and disseminated interventions. 

2. Developing sources of references so that 3rd wave researchers and students can more properly reference the origin of concepts such as acceptance, defusion, self-as-context, and present-moment focus.    

3. A RCT evaluating the effectiveness of EPACT (Eastern Philosophy ACT) for nursing aides who experience injury, assault, and abuse in the USA and Thailand.

4. Acceptance, compassion, nonself-attachment, forgiveness, equanmity and heart rate variability reactions to stress.

5. Acceptance and medical outcomes among Latinos with HIV/AIDS

6. ACT and FAP for nursing home residents.

7. Predicting psychological reactions to the pandemc and long-covid in the USA, Thailand, and China.

 

Please see our webpage for additional information and updates on research findings:

https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/psychology/graduate-program/clinical/health-psychology/map-lab.html

 

(This webpage was updated on May 4, 2018)

William Hayes …

CLiCS (Cultura, Linguagem e Comportamento Simbólico) - Research Group on Culture, Language and Symbolic Behavior (CLICS). Julio de Rose, William Perez, João de Almeida, & Roberta Kovac (RFT; MS, Ph.D; Brazil)

CLiCS (Cultura, Linguagem e Comportamento Simbólico) - Research Group on Culture, Language and Symbolic Behavior (CLICS). Julio de Rose, William Perez, João de Almeida, & Roberta Kovac (RFT; MS, Ph.D; Brazil)

Institutions affiliated:
Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar, São Carlos, Brazil)
Paradigma - Center of Behavioral Sciences (São Paulo, Brazil).

Research leaders
Julio C. de Rose (UFSCar / Coordinator)
William F. Perez (Paradigma - Coordinator)
João Henrique de Almeida (UFSCar)
Roberta Kovac (Paradigma)

Contact: will.f.perez@gmail.com
Website: http://www.clicsgrupodepesquisa.org/ 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 4, 2018)

Fredrick Chin

Cansağlığı Foundation, Center for Contextual Behavioral Science (Bağlamsal Davranış Bilimleri Merkezi - BAĞDAM) - K. Fatih Yavuz (ACT/RFT/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC; Türkiye)

Cansağlığı Foundation, Center for Contextual Behavioral Science (Bağlamsal Davranış Bilimleri Merkezi - BAĞDAM) - K. Fatih Yavuz (ACT/RFT/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC; Türkiye)

Understanding human behavior may be possible with a method that considers different dimensions such as genetics, neuroscience, language, cognition, emotion, relationship, belief, and culture, as well as the individual, family, group, and society levels. Such a scientific activity will pave the way for developing a higher understanding and culture, both in the individual and social fields, and contribute to alleviating human suffering.

BAĞDAM is a research center established within the Canan Bayraktar Community Health Foundation aimed to generate study groups, laboratories, and necessary scientific research infrastructures for studying human behavior and clinical problems at multiple levels and dimensions within the framework of contextual behavioral science. One of our primary goals is to provide young researchers in our country with a scientific perspective and research culture. We also aim to bring together national and international researchers, professionals, and students from different fields within the framework of behavioral sciences to carry out joint projects and create the understanding and ground that will allow the creation of innovative studies and products that can contribute to the area.

Focus of lab:

ACT/RFT/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC

Country in which the lab is located:

Türkiye

Contact:

Website: https://bagdam.cansagligivakfi.org/en/

E-mail: bilgi@cansagligivakfi.org

Current research areas:

  • Experience Sampling Methodology (ESM)
  • Psychosis
  • Digital İnterventions for Mental Health
  • Suicide
  • Burnout
  • Repetitive Negative Thinking
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Trauma and Related Disorders
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Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) - Carol Glass (MF; MA, Ph.D; USA)

Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) - Carol Glass (MF; MA, Ph.D; USA)

Mindfulness & Sport Lab – Carol Glass (MF; MA, Ph.D; USA)

The Mindfulness & Sport lab has been investigating mindfulness interventions for athletes and coaches since 2005, starting with the development and intial evaluations of Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE).  Our most recent research has included five outcome studies of MSPE for college student-athletes on lacrosse, track & field, field hockey, and rugby teams, as well as a randomized controlled trial of MSPE for mixed-sport collegiate athletes.  

For more information visit the lab webpage:
https://sites.google.com/cua.edu/mindfulnessandsportlab

The Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at The Catholic University of America includes supervision in CBT and mindfulness-based interventions as part of the second-year practicum, and ACT is included in the graduate Cognitive & Behavior Therapy course.  Dr. Barry Wagner's Adolescents & Famlies lab (with collaborator Dr. Marcie Goeke-Morey) also conducts relevant research on family mindfulness.


(This webpage was updated on October 4, 2022)

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Chapman University (Orange, CA) - Georg H. Eifert (Ph.D. Dipl.-Psych; USA)

Chapman University (Orange, CA) - Georg H. Eifert (Ph.D. Dipl.-Psych; USA)

We have developed a number of well received ACT treatment protocols for anxiety disorders and anorexia. Some of these books were written for professionals, whereas others were written for the genral public. Apart from their original English and German versions many have also been translated into other languages. 

For more information and a list of recent publications, please visit Georg Eifert's website: www.dreifert.com. Additional information is available from Georg Eifert's faculty home page.

(This webpage was updated on October 3, 2022)

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Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany (ACT/ MF; MSc/ PhD; Germany)

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany (ACT/ MF; MSc/ PhD; Germany)

Research lab headed by Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth

  • Email: nina.seiferth@charite.de
  • See also https://psychiatrie-psychotherapie.charite.de/en/metas/person_detail/person/address_detail/prof_dr_rer_medic_dipl_psych_nina_romanczuk_seiferth/ (english)
  • OR https://psychiatrie-psychotherapie.charite.de/metas/person/person/address_detail/prof_dr_rer_medic_dipl_psych_nina_romanczuk_seiferth/ (german)

(This page was last updated 10/03/2022).

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Drexel University - Evan Forman (ACT; PhD; USA) & Adrienne Juarascio

Drexel University - Evan Forman (ACT; PhD; USA) & Adrienne Juarascio

Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - An interdisciplinary clinical research center which aims to develop, test and disseminate new behavioral and technological solutions to the problems of obesity, poor diet, sedentariness and disordered eating.

Contact Evan Forman or Adrienne Juarascio - https://drexel.edu/coas/academics/departments-centers/well-center/

 

(This webpage was updated on October 10, 2022)

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Duke University Medical Center - Rhonda Merwin (ACT/ACT processes/Behavioral/FC; PhD/non-degree; USA)

Duke University Medical Center - Rhonda Merwin (ACT/ACT processes/Behavioral/FC; PhD/non-degree; USA)

ACTatDuke is a program of research, clinical services, and professional training led by Dr. Rhonda Merwin. Opportunities to participate in ACT-based research and clinical training are available to Duke students, psychiatry residents and clinical psychology interns at Duke medical center. Individuals from other universities (or post bach students) interested in clinical research experience in preparation for graduate school may also participate as paid research assistants or volunteers. ACT training includes: ACT didactic, ACT individual and group supervision, and the option for specialized training in ACT with eating disorders (includes an eating disorder seminar and case conference). Current ACTatDuke projects include more basic research on interoception among individuals with anorexia nervosa and psychophysiological antecedents to eating disorder symptomatology among individuals with type 1 diabetes (project funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases). Applied studies focus on ACT-based interventions for these populations.

For more information visit: www.ACTatDuke.org

or contact Rhonda Merwin.

 

(This webpage was updated on May 4, 2018)

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Duke University, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Roger Vilardaga (ACT/ACT Processes/Behavioral; Non-Degree; USA)

Duke University, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Roger Vilardaga (ACT/ACT Processes/Behavioral; Non-Degree; USA)

The ABHA Lab (simply pronounced as "ABA") is directed by Roger Vilardaga Viera. The focus of the lab is to ideate, develop, and test digital behavioral health interventions to increase access to behavioral health among high priority populations. This includes individuals who experience persistent mental health symptoms, HIV, addiction, chronic pain, and racial and ethnic minorities at the intersection of those conditions.

The lab specializes in:

  • Designing digital tools to foster behavioral health and psychological flexibility,
  • Applying rigorous multi-method strategies to evaluate them, and
  • Using a health equity framework to inform their real world implementation.

The lab has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the University of Washington Innovation Award, Pfizer, the National Cancer Institute, and Duke University.

For more information visit: https://psychiatry.duke.edu/access-behavioral-health-all-abha-lab

 

(This webpage was updated on May 22, 2023)

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Eastern Michigan University--Thomas Waltz (ACT, RFT, Applied RFT, Behavioral, FC; MS, PhD/DPhil; USA)

Eastern Michigan University--Thomas Waltz (ACT, RFT, Applied RFT, Behavioral, FC; MS, PhD/DPhil; USA)

Dr. Waltz's behavioral training formally begain at Western Michigan University (BS) and he subsequently went on to get PhDs in experimental psychology at Temple University under Phil Hineline and in clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno under Bill Follette (https://neurotree.org/neurotree/tree.php?pid=115959). He completed his APA accredited internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a two-year post-doc at the Veterans Health Administration's Center for MEntal Health Outcomes Rrsearch and Mental Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative. He has been a faculty member at Eastern Michigan University since fall of 2013.

His research interests are very broad (basic behavioral process research, treatment process research, implementation research). The best applicants for working in his lab have sound training in behavioral principles and their flexible application.

Eastern Michigan University has a large number of behavioral faculty members with provides trainees with many opportunities for cross-lab collaborations.

https://www.emich.edu/psychology/faculty/waltz.php

(This webpage was updated on July 21, 2019)

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Eastern Michigan University-Tamara Loverich (ACT/FC/MF/Behavioral; MS, PhD, USA)

Eastern Michigan University-Tamara Loverich (ACT/FC/MF/Behavioral; MS, PhD, USA)

Dr. Loverich completed her PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology in 2002. She worked as an assistant professor of clinical psychology at Central Michigan University from 2001-2006 when she moved to Eastern Michigan University.


Dr. Loverich is very engaged in undergraduate and graduate education, research, clinical supervision and practice.


Her research interests include emotion regulation and experiential avoidance broadly speaking, overeating and other excessive behaviors as emotion regulation strategies, and modern behavior therapies that address emotion dysregulation including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the Mindfulness-based therapies. An interest in multiculturalism pervades all of these areas of study, and all are studied utilizing modern behavioral theories and methods.


She has published articles, chapters, and a workbook in the areas of behavioral assessment and treatment, sexual deviance, treatment for sexual self-control problems and multicultural considerations in clinical practice. Her research has shifted emphases from emotion and sexual self-control to emotion regulation and obesity. Articles in this area are currently under review. She is no longer doing research in human sexuality.


Dr. Loverich teaches Behavioral Assessment, Psychological Perspectives on Prejudice and Discrimination, Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Clinical Populations, Atypical Sexuality, and Modern Behavior Therapies.


She supervises doctoral fellows in behavioral assessment and psychotherapy, is the coordinator of the Clinical Behavioral Master's program, and is the coordinator of all clinical psychology practica in the community.
 

Her email address is tpenix@emich.edu

https://www.emich.edu/psychology/faculty/loverich.php

 

(This webpage was updated on November 9, 2022)

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute (ACT; post-doc; USA) - Jonathan Bricker

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute (ACT; post-doc; USA) - Jonathan Bricker

Dr. Bricker takes ongoing letters of interest and CVs for potential post doctoral students to be a part of his Tobacco & Health Behavior Science Research Group. Selection is highly competitive.

Jonathan Bricker, PhD, is founder and leader of the Tobacco & Health Behavior Science Group. A licensed clinical psychologist, he is an Associate Member (equivalent to Associate Professor) in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is also an Associate Professor (Affiliate) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. His expertise is in (1) developing and testing innovative interventions for health behavior change and in (2) understanding the long-term psychosocial predictors of health behaviour change. He has been applying this expertise to smoking cessation and plans to expand to other key health behaviors. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on a variety of NIH research projects. Among his current research grants, he has a five-year $3.2 million NIH grant for the new “Webquit” study of web-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for adult smoking cessation and he also has a $3.2 million NIH grant for the "PATH Study" comparing Acceptance & Commitment Therapy with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles in major scientific journals. Currently, he serves as Senior Editor of the journal Addiction and Consulting Editor of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors - the highest impact substance abuse journals. Dr. Bricker received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington.

Email jbricker@fhcrc.org for more information.

 

(This webpage was update on May 8, 2018)

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George Fox University, Evergreen Clinical - Brian Goff (ACT; PsyD; USA)

George Fox University, Evergreen Clinical - Brian Goff (ACT; PsyD; USA)

Evergreen Clinical is a nonprofit outpatient clinic exclusively using ACT as it's therapeutic intervention. Clients are underinsured and underemployed individuals. The therapists are doctoral students from the PsyD program at George Fox University. Dr. Goff is an adjunct faculty at George Fox University and is interested in ACT, RFT, and contextual behaviorism.

More information can be found at www.evergreenclinical.org.

 

(This webpage was updated on October 11, 2022)

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Goldsmiths College, University of London - Frank Bond (ACT/RFT; MSc; UK)

Goldsmiths College, University of London - Frank Bond (ACT/RFT; MSc; UK)

The work in this lab focuses on several ACT/RFT-related areas: 1. Testing the outcomes and mediators of change of ACT interventions in work organisations. 2. Examining the effects of psychological flexibility on health and productivity in the work place. 3. How to measure psychological flexibility. 4. The effects of psychological flexibility on learning and performance. 5. The effects of micro ACT interventions on analogue pain. 

Visit Frank Bond's website.

Text from Frank's website: "There are two overriding aims of my current research, which is in the area of Occupational Health Psychology. First, I am examining the organisational and psychological factors that determine work effectiveness (e.g., productivity, absenteeism) and employee health (e.g., mental/physical health). Second, I am developing and testing theory-driven interventions for improving these outcomes. These interventions are of two types. The first involves redesigning people's work, in order to create an organisation, or department, that allows people to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities most effectively and efficiently. This is accomplished by, for example, giving people more control over how they carry out tasks, changing communication patterns, or clarifying roles so that they are less ambiguous and conflicting. The second type of intervention attempts to train individuals to cope more effectively with the normal, everyday stressors that exist at work. In particular, my team is now developing and evaluating training programmes that are based on cognitive-behaviour therapies, including newer 'acceptance-based', or 'mindfulness', ones. We are currently implementing and testing all of our interventions in both public and private sector organisations."

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)

Frank Bond

Harvard Medical School/New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston, MA) - Lisa Coyne (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

Harvard Medical School/New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston, MA) - Lisa Coyne (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

Our clinical research lab is interested in the following broad areas of investigation:

1. Integration of ACT with Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in children and adolescents

2. Mechanisms and processes in exposure-based treatment

3. ACT for Parents

4. Parent experiential avoidance and its role in the development and maintenance of parenting behaviors, emotion socialization practices, and child behavior problems 

5. The Role of Prosocial Behavior in Climate-Related Behaviors (with University of San Francisco in Quito, and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador)

Current Research Projects:

1. Examining OCD and Severe Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

2. Retrospective Analysis of Residential OCD and Anxiety Treatment in Youth

3. Verbal Behavior in Exposure Coaching: The Role of Mindfulness and Values

4. ACT for Parents: Open Trial with Parents Raising Anxious Children

5. Using ACT and Prosocial to Support Conservation and Climate-Protective Behavior 

The Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations Climate Change Task Force:

I participate in the CCTF, which is involved in research on how best to scale up behavioral change efforts to promote climate-protective behaviors. For more information, follow this link: https://www.abainternational.org/about-us/policies-and-positions/coalition.aspx 

 

(This webpage was updated on February 10, 2020)

Lisa Coyne

Harvard/MGH Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research- Jafar Bakhshaie MD PhD (ACT/Process-Based; USA)

Harvard/MGH Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research- Jafar Bakhshaie MD PhD (ACT/Process-Based; USA)

I am physician, licensed staff clinical health psychologist (with a minor in Biostatistics) at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the recipient of the prestigious Kaplen and Livingston Fellowship Awards at Harvard Medical School. My research focuses on developing and testing scalable mind-body interventions for medical conditions, with a focus on transdiagnostic and process-based cognitive-affective vulnerabilities that underpin physical and mental health conditions (e.g., co-morbid emotional distress and substance use), and health disparity populations (e.g., underserved minorities). I have co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and presented at several national and international scientific conferences.I am interested in providing second and third wave behavioral treatments (e.g., acceptance and commitment therapy, self-compassion therapy, process-based therapy) to address health disparities.

Clinical Expertise: ACT-based transdiagnostic and process-based therapies

Research Expertise: Disparities in medical and mental health comorbidity

Googlescholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=I7x1CB8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Please reach out if you are interested in working in our lab or have any questions: jbakhshaie@mgh.harvard.edu

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Hofstra University (NY): Joseph R. Scardapane; Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic: ACT Specialty Clinic (ACT; PhD; USA)

Hofstra University (NY): Joseph R. Scardapane; Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic: ACT Specialty Clinic (ACT; PhD; USA)

This specialty clinic/lab serves the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra University. Doctoral stuudents interested in learning ACT do their practicum work here. It is common that students in the lab serve as therapists for dissertations of upper level graduate students. In the past, we have evaluated the efficacy of the acceptance-based approach for chronic pain, pain tolerance, anxiety, and driving anger. We have also been using acceptance-based approaches to help people with medical conditions, such a hypothyroidism, lead more fulfilling lives. Contact the ACT Clinic at 516-463-5605 or e-mail at joseph.r.scardapane@hofstra.edu

https://www.hofstra.edu/community/slzctr/slzctr_psych.html

 

(This webpage was updated on October 11, 2022)

Joseph Scardapane

Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences---Zhuohong Zhu, Ph.D (ACT/RFT; Beijing, China)

Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences---Zhuohong Zhu, Ph.D (ACT/RFT; Beijing, China)

Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Location: Beijing, China
Chief Psychologist: Zhuohong Zhu / Director: Jing Cao
Positions: 6 open positions for research assistants

Professor Zhuohong Zhu’s research  group at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science, focuses on the studies of “Psychological Flexibility”. In addition, the research group strives to promote the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) along with Relational Frame Theory(RFT) to help children with Autism and their parents to better understand the syndrome and facilitate recovery training.

By the end of August, 2016, Professor Zhu’s research group has had 6 full-time master's students, 16 part-time master's students, and 2 Postdoctoral fellow. Right now, the group has 12 full-time master's students, and two Postdoctoral fellows. Sixteen academic articles about ACT have been published.
The Research Group is currently looking for six research assistants. They will be working on assisting research projects regarding how to apply ACT practically. For example, they will help assess the effectiveness of ACT on the psychological flexibility of elders, teachers, parents, cancer patients, and uremia patients; the influence of RFT on improving metaphorical competence for Autism and how RFT facilitates children’s linguistic capabilities and etc. Last but not least, the research assistants will be able to get involved with course development of ACT and RFT for people who are interested in becoming ACT therapists.

Welcome students who plan to apply for master’s degree to contact us.

Email:zhuzh@psych.ac.cn

 

(This webpage was updated on September 6, 2016)


 

Houyuan Luo

Integral Center of Contextual Psychoterapy (Centro Integral de Psicoterapias Contextuales-CIPCO)-Dr. Fabián Olaz (ACT/FAP/RFT/DBT/MF/BA/IBCT/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC (Doctoral and Non Degree Training)

Integral Center of Contextual Psychoterapy (Centro Integral de Psicoterapias Contextuales-CIPCO)-Dr. Fabián Olaz (ACT/FAP/RFT/DBT/MF/BA/IBCT/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC (Doctoral and Non Degree Training)

CIPCO is a private center of psychoterapy aimed  to the dissemination, training and research on contextual behavioral science in Argentina. Our main goal is to give therapeutic assistance and training from a Contextual Behavioral point of view. From this center, we perform activities of private psychotherapeutic assistance, as well as research (in coordination with the Interpersonal Behavior Laboratory, University of Córdoba) and training. In CIPCO we work from a contextual approach to psychotherapy, based on a philosophy which prioritize the therapeutic alliance as the basis for an effective and efficient therapeutic work, adapting our interventions to the specific needs and demands of each client. 

We offer different training opportunities such as Interships, Supervision, Long term and Short term courses in Contextual Behavioral Psychoterapies and Peer consultation Groups. 

 

Focus of Program

ACT/FAP/RFT/DBT/MF/BA/IBCT/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC

Level of Training/Degree offered (if any)

Non Degree

Doctoral (Doctor of Psychology )

Country in which the program/lab is located:

Argentina

 

CONTACT

Website: http://www.cipco.com.ar

E-mail: consultacipco@gmail.com

 

ACADEMIC STAFF

Dr. Fabián Olaz

Dr. Adrian Fantini

Lic. Guillermo Lionel Ponce Japaze 

Lic. Emilia Schultz

Lic. Yanina Alladio

Lic. Victor Hugo Fabriss

Lic. Manuela O Connell

Lic. Juan Pablo Coletti

Mgter. Victoria Martinez

CLINICAL STAFF

Dr. Fabián Olaz

Dr. Adrian Fantini

Lic. Gabriela Cabanillas

Lic. Guillermo Lionel Ponce Japaze

Lic. Cecilia Waeldesbull

Lic. Emilia Schultz

Lic. Yanina Alladio

Lic. Paula Viglietti

Lic. Anibal Jalil

Lic. José Nicolás Bernhardt

Lic. Lorena Petrón

Lic. Anesh Vasek

Mgter. Victoria Martinez

Lic. Araceli Tavera

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS (In colaboration with LACI)

  1. Development of a RFT Based Graphic adventure to develop Perspective Taking and Empathy in children (2016-2017).
  2. Relationship Improvement Study. researching the processes that contribute to the improvement of social connection (2016-2017).
  3. Argentinian Adaptation of the AAQ – II
  4. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Mindfulness Based program for preventing burnout in psychotherapists
  5. Constructing and explanatory model of social anxiety in college students
  6. Development and Evaluation of a Telepsychology software for the treatment of Social Phobia and Fear of Public Speaking in university students.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journals

  1. Morán, V. E., Olaz, F. O., & Del Prette, Z. A. (2015). Social Skills Questionnaire for Argentinean College Students (SSQ-U) Development and Validation. The Spanish journal of psychology, 18, E95.
  2. Morán, V.E. & Olaz, F.O. (2014). Análisis Bibliométrico sobre Instrumentos de Evaluación de las Habilidades Sociales en América Latina. Revista de Psicología, 23 (1), 93-105.
  3. Olaz, F., Medrano, L.A. & Cabanillas, G.A. (2014). Effectiveness of Social Skills Training experiential method to strengthening social self efficacy of university students. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 14 (3), 377-396.
     

Book Chapters

  1. Olaz (in press). Obstáculos comuns na ACT (Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso) e como enfrentá-los contextualmente. Em Practical Handbook off Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Porto Alegre: Sinopsys.
  2. Olaz, F. O. (in press). O uso da Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso no Tratamento dos Transtornos Alimentares. Em Da Rosa Finger (ed.), A Prática da Terapia Cognitivo Comportamental (TCC) dos Trastornos Alimentares. Porto Alegre: Sinopsys
  3. Olaz (in press). Desarrollo de un programa de entrenamiento en empatía para psicoterapeutas: Aportes del contextualismo funcional. Em Benevides Soares, De Sousa Pereira Guizzo, Fortes Wagner, Barbosa Romera Leme e Del Prette (2015), Habilidades Sociais: Diálogos e intercâmbios sobre pesquisa e prática. Porto Alegre: Sinopsys.
  4. Olaz (2015). “FACT: Integrando ACT e FAP. Em Lucena dos Santos P., Pinto-Gouveia, J. e Da Silva Oliveira, M. (2015) Terapias Cognitivo-Comportamentais de Terceira Geração (pp. 343-375). Porto Alegre: Sinopsys
  5. Olaz, F. O. & Schoendorff, B. (in press). Aplicações da Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso em Clientes Diagnosticados com Transtorno Limite da Personalidade. Em Dornelles, V. G. (In Press).Transtorno da Personalidade Borderline: Da etiologia ao Tratamento. Brasil: Sinopsys Editora
  6. Schoendorff, B. & Olaz, F. O. in press). A Matrix como estratégia motivacional no tratamento de Clientes Diagnosticados com Transtorno Limite da Personalidade. Em Dornelles, V. G. (In Press)Transtorno da Personalidade Borderline: Da etiologia ao Tratamento. Brasil: Sinopsys Editora
  7. Olaz, F. O. (in press). Um programa de Intervenção baseada no modelo Matrix de Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso para profissionais de saúde mental. Em Sheila Giardini Murta, S., Leandro França, C. & Brito dos Santos, K. Prevenção e Promoção em Saúde Mental: Fundamentos, Planejamento e Estratégias de Intervenção.
  8. Pérez, R., y Fabián O. Olaz (2012) Los tests Psicológicos en la Psicología Contemporánea. En Couto, G., Drummond Pires y Sancineto da Silva Nunes, C. (Orgs), Os Contornos Da Psicología Contemporânea. São Paulo: Casa do Psicologo
  9. Olaz, F. O., Cabanillas, G. A. y Medrano L. (2011) Programas vivenciais versus instrucionais de habilidades sociais: Impacto sobre a auto-eficácia social de universitários. En Almir Del Prette y Zilda A.P. Del Prette (Orgs.). Programas de habilidades sociais: Evidências (experimental e quase experimental) de efetividade. Río de Janeiro: Vozes. ISBN 978-85-8040-091-5
  10. Olaz (2009). Contribuições da Teoria Social-cognitiva de Bandura para o Treinamento de Habilidades Sociais. En Del Prette, A. & Del Prette, Z. A., Psicologia das Habilidades Sociais: Diversidade Teórica e suas Implicações. Rio de Janeiro: Vozes. ISBN 978-85-326-3874-8.


Books

  1. Polk, K. L., Schoendorff, B., Webster, M. & Olaz, F. O. (2015). he Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix: A Step-by-Step Approach to Using the ACT Matrix Model in Clinical Practice. EEUU: New Harbinger
  2. Olaz, F. O. & Morán V. E. (2014) Habilidades Sociales en la Formación y Ejercicio de la psicoterapia. Teoría e Investigación en Argentina. Saarbrücen (Alemania): Editorial Académica Española.
     

 

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

Clinical Especialization in Contextual Behavioral Psychoterapies: Orientation in clinical behavioral therapy (with CEFI, Centro de estudos da Familia e o individuo, Brazil).

Contextual behavioral therapy related training, courses and workshops.

 

CLINICAL SERVICES

Adult Psychotherapy:

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy.

Specialized Treatment for BPD and PTSD.

Children and Adolescent Psychotherapy:

Individual and Family Therapy

Parent Training

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 16, 2018)

Fabián Olaz

Iowa State University -- Amie Zarling

Iowa State University -- Amie Zarling

Dr. Zarling’s lab focuses on prevention and treatment efforts for family violence, and evaluating ACT as a treatment for domestic violence and criminal behavior. Other areas of focus are applying and evaluating ACT for hard to reach or under-served populations. Dr. Zarling accepts PhD students through the department of Human Development and Family Studies. There are opportunities for collaboration and/or supervision in the Psychology department as well.

https://hdfs.hs.iastate.edu/directory/zarling-amie/

https://hs.iastate.edu/announcement/amie-zarling-receives-2020-isu-early-achievement-in-research-award/

(This webpage was updated April 2022)

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Karolinska Institutet- Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society & ACT Institutet Sweden

Karolinska Institutet- Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society & ACT Institutet Sweden

Clinical research: translational application of CBS process into rehabilitation medicine. Understanding the different profiles of behavioral plasticity and adapting and implementing the therapeutic processes into the different rehabilitation disciplines (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social worker, nurses, medical doctors, etc). Triage taxonomy and stepwise pathway of rehabilitation with modularized therapeutic processes: the ACtiveRehab model.

Courses and supervision (both clinical and research) at master level.

Contact Graciela Rovner at graciela@actinstitutet.se
https://staff.ki.se/people/graciela-rovner

(This webpage was updated October 11, 2022)

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Kean University (Union, NJ) - Jennifer Block Lerner (ACT, MF; PsyD; USA)

Kean University (Union, NJ) - Jennifer Block Lerner (ACT, MF; PsyD; USA)

This is a combined program in school and clinical psychology. Please read more about the program at Kean University in New Jersey here.

 

 

(This webpage was updated on October 12, 2022)

Jen Plumb

Kore University in Enna: KUBE Lab - Nanni Presti (ACT, RFT, FC, Behavioral; PsyD/MSc; Italy)

Kore University in Enna: KUBE Lab - Nanni Presti (ACT, RFT, FC, Behavioral; PsyD/MSc; Italy)

The KUBE lab (Kore University Behavioral Lab) was founded in 2014 by Nanni Presti, after his arrival at Kore University. It connects students, researchers, and professionals in a nurturing community for people and ideas. The laboratory is located at the heart of Sicily, at Kore University in Enna.

The lab team includes undergrad and grad students investigating RFT based applications in special education, experiential avoidance tasks using the IRAP, and the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The areas of application of ACT range from traditional clinical settings to workplaces and from chronic pain to sports. Lab members are also contributing to the validation of ACT related scales and other clinical tools. A special focus is dedicated to studying the integration of technology in clinical and education settings, collaborating with the School of Computer Science at Kore University of Enna, Behavioral Labs in Canatina, the Department of Engineering of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and CERN.

Space in the lab is divided into four soundproof cubicles with computers and two rooms for children, adults, and groups.

Lab Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/korebehavioral?ftref=ts

 

 

 

(This webpage was update on May 8, 2018)

Ben Pierce

La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) - LeeAnn Cardaciotto (MF, ACT processes; MA, MFT, PsyD; USA)

La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) - LeeAnn Cardaciotto (MF, ACT processes; MA, MFT, PsyD; USA)

LeeAnn Cardaciotto's research team is comprised of Psy.D., Master's and undergraduate students interested in studying mindfulness, acceptance, defusion, and compassion (for self and others).  They have several ongoing projects related to the measurement these constructs using self-report and non-self-report measures; the differential roles of the two key components of mindfulness, awareness and acceptance, in a variety of outcomes and contexts; and examining mindfulness and self-compassion in the areas of social anxiety and disordered eating.  Visit her academic website for updated information.

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)

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Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group, University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Emily Sandoz (ACT, RFT, BA); MS, USA)

Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group, University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Emily Sandoz (ACT, RFT, BA); MS, USA)

There's something special about Lafayette.  I first entered the Psychology Department at UL Lafayette as a student 17 years ago. In August 2010, I returned as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. From the moment I stepped back onto campus, I could feel it, although it's hard to articulate. I think it's something to do with people being there by choice. People don't just reside in Lafayette, they Live here, with intention and commitment. 

Since landing back here in August 2010, I've picked up a handful of master's students, two handfuls of undergrads, some curious colleagues, a couple of cool folks from the Lafayette community, and periodic visitors from just about anywhere. On paper, we call ourselves the Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group.  In practice, we are just "the lab."

Broadly, my lab is a community of folks inspired by the idea of a world in which folks get to embrace their ongoing experiences and actively create lives that they care about AND dedicated to building a science of that. We build that science using specific theoretical perspectives grounded in behaviorism with an emphasis on Relational Frame Theory and the psychological flexibility model in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We apply these perspectives to any places where we see folks (even folks in the mirror) getting stuck and alienated from the things that matter to them. We do projects that we care about and I say "we" because a lab member's projects are the lab's projects. So far this has included us launching projects on behaviors as diverse as parenting, disordered eating, stigma, altrusim, body image, anxiety, bystander, and sexual behavior - approaching each through the lens of contextual behavioral science.

And we adopt CBS not only in how we approach our research, but also in how we approach our process.  We are a lively group with diverse interests, and we have no idea how to accomplish supporting each other in creating lives we care about right there in the lab. And we keep trying, building, tearing down, and reinventing.  My lab is still young - growing, and changing everyday and I honestly don't know exactly how it will look in a month or a year or ten years, but I am committed to making it a community in which its members have space to grow into the folks we want to be, a little at a time, everyday.

Some of you have been coming around and have heard me say stuff like this before, and have come to sort of like it. Others are probably wondering if I'm about to ask for  your first-born or offer you participation in the chicken ritual.  Let me say this - if this sounds like something you would work for, I'd love to be able to call my lab "ours."

Click the links below to access info about our current studies or to download my CV. Feel free to contact me or any of the labbies with any questions about the work we're doing or the format of our program.

Much love,

emily

 


Emily K. Sandoz, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres/BORSF Endowed Professor of Social Sciences
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
emilysandoz@louisiana.edu
337.482.1479
337.371.5440
https://psychology.louisiana.edu/about-us/faculty-staff

"Trudy, the play was soup... the audience - art."

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)

EmilyKSandoz

Current Studies

Current Studies

Current Studies

Derived Relational Responding, Values Functions, and Body Image Disturbance – This study series is examining the relationship between derived relational responding and values functions as they manifest in body image related responses. The ultimate goal of this series of studies is to develop a behavioral measure of body image related psychological inflexibility (termed the Body Image Flexibility Assessment Procedure). There are two current iterations of this series. The first is looking at correlations between the BIFAP and ecological momentary assessment. The second study is looking at correlations between the BIFAP and scores on the implicit relational assessment procedure.

Study Leaders
Nolan Williams (nrwilliams42@gmail.com)
Jessica Auzenne (jxa0806@louisiana.edu)
Grayson Butcher (greysun7@gmail.com)
Gina Boullion (ginaqboullion@gmail.com)
Heather Chiasson (hope.inspire.love@gmail.com)

Incorporating Psychological Flexibility in Sports –This study will examine the effectiveness of an intervention utilizing an acceptance and self-compassion approach to sports psychology.

Study Leaders
Ryan Albarado (ryan.albarado@gmail.com)
Alyson Giesemann (alg4961@louisiana.edu)

Disruption of Transformation of Functions using Polarity Framing –This study will utilize a computer program to examine whether asking individuals to think about stimuli using polarity framing disrupts typical transformation of stimulus functions.

Study Leaders
Grayson Butcher (greysun7@gmail.com)
Alyson Giesemann (alg4961@louisiana.edu)

An Evaluation of Group Reminiscence Therapy –This study looks at the effects of reminiscence therapy on the geriatric community.

Study Leaders
Rebecca Copell (rebeccacopell@gmail.com)
Emily Allen (emilytherese9@gmail.com)

Dominance of Values Functions – This study will explore the impact of values functions on the restriction of variability of behavior under a basic experimental paradigm.

Study Leaders
Nolan Williams (nrwilliams42@gmail.com)
Gina Boullion (ginaqboullion@gmail.com)

Deictic Relational Responding in a Deaf Population – This study will examine differences in training, function transfer, and fluency in deictic relational responding in deaf individuals.

Study Leaders
Rebecca Copell (rebeccacopell@gmail.com)

Stigma in Context: Psychological Distress and Coping Styles in Gender and Sexual Minorities – This correlational study will investigate the role of enacted stigma in psychological distress and coping styles among gender and sexual minorities.

Study Leaders
Lauren Griffin (leg7609@louisiana.edu)

Alyson Giesemann (alg4961@louisiana.edu)


Current Theses

The Effects of Derived Self-Judgments of Causal Efficacy upon the Behaviors of Inattention and Impulsivity – The current study will examine the effect that self-judgements of casual efficacy in an experimental task may have upon the covert behaviors of inattention and overt behaviors of impulsivity.

Benjamin Ramos (benmramos@gmail.com)

Transfer of Extinction Functions through Relational Networks – This study is interested in experimentally examining how fear is developed, how it transfers to new stimuli (including ones with which we have no direct learning history), and how we can put this fear on extinction.

Nolan Williams (nrwilliams42@gmail.com)


The Role of Derived Relational Responding in Organizational Commitment and Values Convergence – This experiment will look at factors that affect the working individual within an organization—including the role of organizational commitment, employee risk of burnout, and personally held values—on employee well-being and quality of work.

Madison Gamble (magamble0913@gmail.com)

Values Affirmation and Sexual Risk Prevention in MSM - This project is an intervention study using values affirmation along with a sexual risk intervention to decrease sexual risk-taking and sexual discounting in MSM.

Jessica Auzenne (jxa0806@louisiana.edu)


An Examination of Meditation and Progressive Relaxation’s Effects on Symptoms of Substance Use Disorder – This meditation intervention study is examining the ways in which mindfulness practices may alleviate general psychological distress and dysfunction, as well as substance use behaviors, with individuals at a drug treatment facility. (supervised by Dr. Rick Perkins)

Debesh Mallik (debeshmallik@ymail.com)
 

EmilyKSandoz

Lab Presentations

Lab Presentations


ACBS2015


Albarado, R., Butcher, G., Burns, L., Ramos, B., Griffin, L., & Sandoz, E. (July, 2015). Love Thy
Body: The Effectiveness of Flexibility-Based Bibliotherapy for Body Image. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Berlin, Germany.

Burns., L., Gamble, M., Griffin., & Sandoz, E. K. (July, 2015). Beyond sexuality: psychological inflexibility, LGBTQ stigma, and responsiveness to education-based stigma interventions. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Berlin, Germany.

Butcher, G. & Sandoz, E. (July, 2015). Flow in Context: Approaching Positive Psychology's Op
timal Experiences. Poster Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Berlin, Germany.

Butcher, G., Ramos, B., Gamble, M., Williams, N., Giesemann, A., Judice, R., & Sandoz, E.
(July, 2015). Just Breathe: The impact of a Mindfulness Intervention on GRE Preparation Behaviors and GRE Related Anxiety. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Berlin, Germany.

Butcher, G. (July, 2015). Symposium Chair. Valued Living: Assessment and Interventions.
Symposium presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Berlin, Germany.

Butcher, G. (July, 2015). Symposium Chair. Applying Functional Contextualism to Issues of
Gender, Sexuality, and Identity. Symposium presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Berlin, Germany.

Butcher, G. (July, 2015). Symposium Chair. Thinking Outside the Box: ACT Interventions with
Non-Clinical Populations. Symposium presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Berlin, Germany.

Cantu, G., Gamble, M., Albarado, R., Giesemann, A., Ramos, B., & Sandoz, E. (2015, July).
Bridging the Gap: The Effects of Gender Identity on Physical Activity. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Berlin Germany.

Mallik, D. (2015, July). Poster Presentation. Should Eastern Meditation be used in drug
treatment facilities? An Examination of Psychological and Spiritual Symptoms of Substance Use Disorder. Poster Presentation at Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Berlin Germany.

Protti, T., Allen, E., LeBleu, E., Albarado, R., Frederick, B., Horton, J., Kiefner, A., & Sandoz,
E. (2015, July). Poster Presentation. Use Your Words: An Examination of Student Writing in Response to Experiential Learning Exercises Targeting Psychological Flexibility. Poster Presentation at Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Berlin Germany.

Rachal, O., LeBleu, E., & Sandoz, E. (2015, July). Bullet Proof Vest: Can Values Writing Be a
Protective Intervention Against the Impact of Social Stress on Eating Behavior. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Berlin Germany.

Rachal, O., Auzenne, J., Butcher, G., & Sandoz, E. (2015, July). Poster Presentation. The
Prosociality of Compassion: Relating to Self and Other. Poster Presentation at Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Berlin Germany.

Ramos, B. (2015, July). Poster Presentation. My Body and You: The Impact of Body Image on
Interpersonal Relationships. Poster Presentation at Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Berlin Germany.

Williams, N. & Sandoz, E. (2015, July). Transfer of Extinction of Fear Elicitation and
Avoidance Through Relational Networks. Presentation at Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Berlin Germany.


ABAI 2015

Albarado, R., LeBleu, E., Williams, N., Giesemann, A., & Sandoz, E. (2015, May). Moving
Away Versus Moving Toward: The Differential Impact of Experiential Avoidance and Values Instructions on Physical Exercise. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Albarado, R. (2015, May). Symposium Chair. What the Flex: Exploring Behavioral
Conceptualizations of Psychological Flexibility and Implications for Assessment. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Allen, E., LeBleu, E., Albarado, R., Frederick, B., Horton, J., Kiefner, A., Griffin, L., & Sandoz,
E. (2015, May). Use Your Words: An Examination of Student Writing in Response to Experiential Learning Exercises Targeting Psychological Flexibility. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Butcher, G. & Sandoz, E. (2015, May). Bringing Back the Basics: Relating Basic Behavioral
Processes to the Psychological Flexibility Model. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Burns, L., Griffin, L., & Sandoz, E. (2015, May). Seeing Past Sexuality: Psychological
Inflexibility, LGBTQ Stigma, and Responsiveness to Education-Based Stigma Interventions. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Cantu, G. (2015, May). Symposium Chair. Leaving the Safety of Our Closets: Examining the
Impacts of Stigma and Discrimination in LGBTQ and Gender Non-Conforming Populations. Symposium presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Copell, R., Butcher, G., & Sandoz, E. (2015, May). Seeing and Being Present: Discriminating
Present Moment Awareness in the Self and Other. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Gamble, M. (2015, May) Symposium Chair. Embracing and engaging college life: brief acceptance in values- based interventions with college students. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Gamble, M., Auzenne, J., & Sandoz., E. K. (2015, May). She, he, they and their bodies: gender-related discrimination, body image, flexibility, and physical activity across the continuum of gender expression. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Judice, R., Ramos, B., Williams, N., Gamble, M., Squyres, E., & Sandoz, E. (2015, May). Turning a Mountain into a Molehill: Acceptance and Commitment Training to Increase GRE Preparation Behavior. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Rachal, O., Mullen, A., Sandoz, E., & Landry, L. (2015, May). Eyes Wide Shut: The Impact of Flexibility Counseling with College Probation Students. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ramos, B. (2015, May). Symposium Chair. Words, Bodies, Drinks, and Drugs: New Applications of Third Wave Behavior Therapies. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ramos, B., Butcher, G., Burns, L., Griffin, L., & Sandoz, E. (2015, May). Living With Your
Body: An Examination of Flexibility-Based Bibliotherapy for Body Image. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

Ramos, B., LeBleu, E., Sandoz, E., Allen, E., Tetnowski, J., De Nardo, T., & Azios, M. (2015,
May). ACT-ing Fluently: The Impacts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Subjective Quality of Life of a Person Who Stutters. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Lebleu, E. L., & Sandoz, E. K. (2015, May). Bullet Proof Vest? Protecting Against the Impact of Social Ostracism Using Values Writing. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Lebleu, E. L., Allen, E., Sandoz, E. K., Tetnowski, J., De Nardo, T., & Azios, M. (2015, May). ACT-ing Fluently: The impacts of acceptance and commitment therapy on the subjective quality of life of a person who stutters. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Mallik, D., Perkins, D., & Sandoz, E. (2015, May). Eastern Meditation in Drug Treatment Facilities. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Williams, N., Boullion, G., Auzenne, J., Hebert, E., Greene, S., Bordieri, M., & Sandoz, E. (2015, May). Modeling Body Image Flexibility Using the Concepts of Transfer of Function and Competing Sources of Control. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

SE ACBS 2015

Auzenne, J., & Sandoz, E. K. (2015, March). Self-Kindness is Key: Relationships among Self-Compassion, Psychological Flexibility, Empathic Concern, Valuing, and Altruism. Presentation at the Southeastern Chapter Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Lafayette, LA.

Boullion, G., & Sandoz, E. K. (2015, March). Making progress through the obstacles: Predicting valuing from momentary experiences of anxiety and experiential avoidance. Presentation at the Southeastern Chapter Association for Contextual Behavioral Science First Annual Convention, Lafayette, LA.

Butcher, G.*, Wilson, K., Kellum, K., Tarbox, J., Szabo, T. (March, 2015). Panel Chair. The
Functions of our Philosophy of Science. Panel presentation at the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science Southeast Chapter Conference, Lafayette, LA.

Gamble, M. (March 2015). Symposium Chair. Cognitive science and contextual behavioral science. Symposium presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Southeast Chapter Conference, Lafayette, LA.

Copell, R., Auzenne, J. & Sandoz, E. K. (March, 2015). Predicting Condom Use Behaviors from
Implicit and Explicit Attitudes and Psychological Flexibility. Presentation at the Southeastern Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Lafayette, LA.

Griffin, L., Gamble, M., Horton, J., Burns, L. & Sandoz, E.K. (March 2015). Seeing Past Sexuality: Psychological Flexibility and LGBTQ Stigma. Presentation at the
Southeastern Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Lafayette, LA.

Williams, N., Boullion, G., Auzenne, J., Hebert, E., Bordieri, M., & Sandoz, E.K. (March 2015). Modeling Body Image Flexibility Using the Concepts of Transfer of Function and Competing Sources of Control. Presentation at the Southeastern Chapter Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Lafayette, LA.

LaBAA 2014

Butcher, G. & Sandoz, E. (November, 2014). Implications of the Psychological Flexibility Model for Behavioral Interventions. Presentation at the Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Gamble, M. (November, 2014). Symposium Chair. Presentation at the Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association conference, Baton Rouge, LA.


ACBS 2014

Albarado, R., Caldas, S., Mullen, A., Mollere, N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, June). Sharing more than presents: The identification of present moment behaviors and the impact of shared presence on communication. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Allen, E., Mullen, A., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, June). You can’t fly without wings: The relationship between present moment and valued living. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Auzenne, J., Boullion, G. Q., Hebert, E., Greene, S., Bordieri, M., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014,June). Seeing is Believing: Toward a Behavioral Measure of Psychological Flexibility. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference XII, Minneapolis, MN.

Auzenne, J., Hebert, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, June). Making a Significant Difference: Creating a Context for the Development of Student Researchers in Psychology. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference XII, Minneapolis, MN.

Auzenne, J., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, June). Blurring Line Everywhere: Music as a Context for Defusion from Heard Messages. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference XII, Minneapolis, MN.

Auzenne, J. (2014, June). Panel Chair. Sharing Space: RFT and ACT in Couple’s Work. Panel discussion conducted at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Boullion, G. (2014, June). Panel Chair. Anxiety and valuing: Using contextual behavioral science to understand, assess, and increase valued living in individuals with anxiety. Panel discussion conducted at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Caldas, S.V., Villatte M., Sandoz, E. K., Perkins R., Caldas, S. J. (June 2014). Psychological flexibility and the generational trend toward worse health in U.S. Hispanics, Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference XII, Minneapolis, MN.
Eastin, S., Jensen, A., Sandoz, E. K., & Brown, A. (2014, June). A new perspective: Psychological flexibility attitudes about sexual violence, and bystander behaviors. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
Isaac, T., Anderson, R., Gamble, M., Jeanis, M., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, June). Straying from the straight and narrow: Psychological inflexibility and recidivism among criminal offenders. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
LeBleu, E. L., Protti, T., & Sandoz, E. K. (June 2014). Growing Therapists 101: Psychological Flexibility and Relationship Skills in the Developing Clinician, Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference XII, Minneapolis, MN.
Mullen, A. & Sandoz, E. K. (June 2014). Letting Go of Putting Off: Flexibility-Based Intervention for Procrastination, Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference XII, Minneapolis, MN.
Rachal, O., Boullion, G. Q., Jeanis, M., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, June). Find Mickey: The impact of community tragedy on valued and avoidant behaviors. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
Rachal, O., Sandoz, E. K., & Horton, J. (June, 2014). The practice of presence: Mindfulness meanings, methods and models. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
Squyres, E., & Sandoz, E.K. (June, 2014). Panel Chair. Worth it’s Weight in Gold: How Psychological Flexibility Could Change the Lives of the Obese. Panel discussion conducted at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Squyres, E., & Sandoz, E.K. (June, 2014). Sticks & Stones: The Social Context for Learning Self- Stigmatization Amongst the Obese. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

LPA 2014

Griffin, L., Anderson, R., Gamble, M., Jeanis, M., & Sandoz, E.K., (2014, June). Back to Life: Psychological Inflexibility and Recidivism among Criminal Offenders. Presentation at the annual convention of the Louisiana Psychological Association, Metairie, LA.

Lebleu, E., Boullion, G., Greene, S., Cordova, S., & Sandoz, E. K., (2014, June). DO NOT DISTURB: Body Image Flexibility and Body Image Disturbance. Presentation at the annual convention of the Louisiana Psychological Association, Metairie, LA.

ABAI 2014

Allen, E., Caldas, S., Mollere, N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May). Picking up on Presence: Identifying Present Moment Behaviors. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Albarado, R., Boullion, G., Mullen, A., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May). Flexibility in Context: Exploring the Use of Ecological Momentary Assessment of Psychological Flexibility. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Anderson, R., Gamble, M., Jeanis, M., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May). Back to life: Psychological inflexibility and recidivism among criminal offenders. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Auzenne, J. & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May). Feeling lucky? Predicting Condom Use Behaviors from Implicit and Explicit Attitudes and Psychological Flexibility. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Caldas, S. V., Villatte, M., Perkins, D. R., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May). Failed American Dream: Psychological Flexibility and Generational Health Decline in the U.S. Hispanic Population. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
Eastin, S., Sandoz, E. K., & Brown, A. (2014, May). So what can you do? Psychological flexibility, attitudes about sexual violence, and bystander behaviors. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
Frederick, B. (2014, May). Interpersonal functioning: Flexible relating and loneliness. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
Gamble, M. Eastin, S., Squyres, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May), Knockin’ on Grad Schools Door: The Impact of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Graduate Record Examination Preparation Behavior. To be presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
Copell, R., Caldas, S., Mullen, A., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May). Creating contact: Bridging the gaps in our interpersonal awareness. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
LaGrange, K., Caldas, S., Mullen, A., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May) Presenting with Presence: An Examination of Shared Presence and Effective Communication in the Context of Public Speaking. Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
LeBleu, E., Boullion, G., Auzene, J., Hebert, E., Greene, S., Bordieri, M., & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May). Seeing is believing: Towards a behavioral measure of psychological flexibility. To be presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL

Mullen, A. & Sandoz, E. K. (2014, May). It Can’t Wait: Psychological Flexibility for Procrastination of College Students. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Primeaux, S. J., Sandoz, E.K., & Villatte, M. (2014, May). Lessons worth learning: Education and flexibility with mental health stigma. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Primeaux, S.J. (2014, May). (Panel Chair). The behavior of acceptance: Can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy play a role in traditional behavior analysis? Panel Discussion at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Squyres, E., Thibeaux, K., Auzenne, J., Callaghan, G. & Sandoz, E.K. (2014, May). When Birds of a Feather Don’t Flock Together: Validation of the Body Image & Interpersonal Relationship Survey. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Undergrad Research Conference 2013

Isaac, T., Squyres, E., Eastin, S., & Sandoz, E.K. (2013, November). Don’t Forget to Breathe! The Impact of Flexibility vs. Thought Suppression Induction for the Graduate Record Exam. Presented at the Honors Invitational Undergraduate Research Conference, Lafayette, LA.

Thibeaux, K., Hebert, E., Protti, T., Bordieri, M., Sandoz, E.K. (2013, November). Raising the Confidence Coefficient: Derived Relational Responding, Statistics Anxiety, and Core Statistics Skills. Presentation at the Honors Invitational Undergraduate Research Conference. Lafayette, LA.


Auzenne, J. & Sandoz, E.K. (2013, November). No Glove, No Love: Predicting Condom Use Behaviors from Implicit and Explicit Attitudes and Psychological Flexibility. Presentation at the Honors Invitational Undergraduate Research Conference. Lafayette, LA.

ABAI-International Conference (in Merida, Mexico) 2013

Mullen, A., Hebert, E., Protti, T., Bordieri, M.,& Sandoz, E. (2013, October). Raising the Confidence Coefficient: Derived Relational Responding, Statistics Anxiety, and Core Statistic Skills. Poster presentation at the Association of Behavior Analysis International: International Conference. Merida, Mexico.

 

LaBAA 2013

Anderson, R., Hebert, E., Greene, S., Sandoz, E.K. (2013, October). Asking About What Really Matters: A Comparison of Generating Different Values-Related Stimuli. Presentation at the Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association 2013 Gulf Coast ABA Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Auzenne, J. & Moyer, D. (2013, October). Raising Flexibility: The Role of Psychological Flexibility in the Relationship between Parent and Child Distress. Presentation at the Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association 2013 Gulf Coast ABA Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Eastin, S., Caldas, S., & Sandoz, E.K. (2013, October). Being Present While Presenting. Presentation at the Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association 2013 Gulf Coast ABA Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Squyres, E., LeBleu, E. L., Quebedeaux, G., Hebert, E., Greene, L., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013,
October). Seeing meaning: Transformation of values functions. Presentation at the first Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association conference, Baton Rouge, LA..

Thibeaux, K. Mullen, A., Lebleu, E., Greene, S., Hebert, E., Quebedeaux, G., & Sandoz, E.K. (2013, October). The Mind In The Mirror: Derived Relational Responding and Body Image. Presentation at the Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association 2013 Gulf Coast ABA Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

ACBS 2013

Moyer, D. N., Hebert, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, July). Goals worth reaching: Investigating the
impact of a S.M.A.R.T. Goals intervention with and without a valued living component on students in an introductory psychology class. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Sydney, Australia.

Moyer, D. N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, July). Woe is me: Confessions of a graduate student in
Contextual Behavioral Science. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Sydney, Australia.

LeBleu, E. L., Sandoz, E. K., Ciarrochi, & Presti (2013, July) Contextual Behavioral Approaches
to Understanding and Intervening on Eating and Body Image Concerns. Panel presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Sydney, Australia.


LeBleu, E. L. (2013, July). Getting in touch with your toes: Applying Mindfulness Practices to
Distance Running. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Sydney, Australia.
Lebleu, E. L., Hebert, E., Bordieri, M., Protti, T., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, July). Raising the
Confidence Coefficient: Derived Relational Responding, Statistics Anxiety, and Core Statistics Skills. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Sydney, Australia.

Lebleu, E. L., Judice, R., Giesemann, A., Ramos, B., & Gamble, M. (2013, July). Just Breathe: The impact of mindfulness intervention on GRE preparation behaviors and GRE related anxiety. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Sydney, Australia.

Moyer, D. N. (2013, July). As Easy as ABC: Using Derived Relational Responding and
Psychological Flexibility to Promote Success and Psychological Health in University Students. Symposium presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Sydney, Australia.

ABAI 2013

Eastin, S., Quebedeaux, G., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). Beneath the mask: An evaluation of
cosmetic use among college females. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Fusilier, S., Hebert, E., Greene, S., Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May) What the stats? The relationship
between psychological flexibility and statistics anxiety. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Moyer, D. N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). Raising flexibility: A preliminary look at the role of
psychological flexibility in parent and adolescent distress. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Primeaux, S. J., Villatte, M. & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). A contextual behavioral approach to
understanding, assessing and treating psychotic behaviors. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

LeBleu, E. L., Quebedeaux, G., Hebert, E., Greene, L., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May) Seeing
meaning: Transformation of values functions. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Squyres, E. & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). Sticks and Stones: The Social Context for Learning
Self-Stigma Amongst the Obese. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.


Hebert, E. & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). Making a significant difference: Creating a context for
the development of student researchers in psychology. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Thibeaux, K., Greene, S., Hebert, E., Quebedeaux, G., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). The mind in
the mirror: Derived relational responding and body image. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Murray, K., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). On the other hand: Psychological flexibility and body
image as a function of handedness. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Mullen, A., Quebedeaux, G., Greene, S., Hebert, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). Assessing
Psychological Flexibility: A RFT-Based Behavioral Measure. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Sandoz, E. K., Flynn, M. K., Kellum, K. K., & Hebert, E. R. (2013, May). Making change that
matters: Values-based behavior plans in Applied Behavior Analysis. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Caldas, S. V., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). To be or not to be present: An examination of
whether present moment behavior can be predicted. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Jeanis, M. N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). Find Mickey: The impact of community tragedy on
valued and avoidant behaviors. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Marcantel, J., Squyres, E., Eastin, S., Sandoz, E. K. (2013, May). Don’t Forget to Breathe! The
Impact of Flexibility vs. Suppression Induction for the Graduate Record Examination. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Sandoz, E. K., Bordieri, M., Kellum, K. K. (2013, May). Grabbing ears, eyes, and sometimes
hearts: Building presentations to remember. Workshop at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Monroe 2013

LeBleu, E. L., Greene, S., Quebedeaux, G., Hebert, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April). Body
Image Flexibility: Developments With Derived Relational Responding. Presented at the Undergraduate Academic Summit, Monroe, Louisiana.

Auzenne, J., Quebedeaux, G., Hebert, E., Greene, S., & Sandoz, E.K. (2013, April).
Transformation of Values Functions Through Derived Relational Responding. Presented at the Undergraduate Academic Summit, Monroe, Louisiana.

Fusilier, S., Moyer, D., Storey, W., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April). Goals Worth Reaching:
Investigating the Impact of a S.M.A.R.T. Goals Intervention With and Without A Valued Living Component on Students in an Introductory Psychology Class. Presented at the Undergraduate Academic Summit, Monroe, Louisiana.

Boudoin, V., Hebert, E. LeBleu, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April) Present while Presenting: an
Exploration of Present Moment Process Observation. Presented at the Undergraduate Academic Summit, Monroe, Louisiana.

LA Tech 2013

LeBleu, E., Quebedeaux, G., Hebert, E., Greene, S., Bordieri, M., Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April).
Values: Impacts on relational responding. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference, Ruston, LA.

Fusilier, S., Hebert, E., Greene, S., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April). Asking about what really
matters: A comparison of different methods of generating values-related stimuli. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference, Ruston, LA.

Auzenne, J., Moyer, D., Storey, W., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April). Goals worth reaching:
Investigating the impact of a S.M.A.R.T. goals intervention with and without a valued living component on students in an introductory psychology class. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference; Ruston, LA

Eastin, S., Squyres, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April). An evaluation of a brief mindfulness
intervention on graduate record examination preparation. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference; Ruston, LA

Primeaux, S., Hebert, E., Bordieri, M., Protti, T., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April). Raising
the confidence coefficient: Derived relational responding, statistics anxiety, and core statistics skills. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference; Ruston, LA
Caldas, S., Hebert,E. & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April). To be or not to be present: An
examination of whether present moment behaviors can be predicted. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference; Ruston, LA

Thibeaux, K., Frederick, B., Hana, R., Sandoz,E. K. (2013, April). Adjusting the curve:
The impact of teaching psychological flexibility experientially and didactically in the classroom. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference; Ruston, LA

Quebedeaux, G., Eastin, S., Greene, S., Skatulski, L., & Sandoz, E.K. (2013, April).
Beneath the mask: An evaluation of cosmetic use among college females. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference; Ruston, LA

Squyres, E., Quebedeaux, G., Greene, S., Cordova, S., & Sandoz, E. K. (2013, April). DO
NOT DISTURB: Body image flexibility and body image disturbance. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference; Ruston, LA
Mullen, A., Quebedeaux, G., Hebert, E., Greene, S., Bordieri, M., Sandoz, E. K. (2013,
April). Learning to hate the body: An examination of derived relational responding in the context of body image disturbance and flexibility. Presentation at the North Louisiana Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference; Ruston, LA

ACBS 2012

Hooper, N., Mchugh, L., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). An acceptance intervention for spider
fearful participants coping with spider related content. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Hooper, N., Sandoz, E. K., Mchugh, L. (2012, July). Comparing thought suppression and
acceptance as coping techniques for food cravings. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Isaac, T., Anderson, R., Gamble, M., Jeanis, M., Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Straying from the Straight and narrow: psychological inflexibility and recidivism among criminal offenders. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Jacobelli, J., Sandoz, E. K., Zettle, R. D., & Hardage-Bundy, A. (2012, July). Perceived Pressure
for Appearance and the Conceptualized Self: A Study of Avoidant Eating Pathology. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Frederick, B., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Forever Alone!: A Forum on Prevention of
Loneliness in College Freshman. Research forum at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Greene, S., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Dancing Beyond What We See in the Mirror:
Prevention of Body Image Inflexibility in Young Dancers. Research forum at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Jacobelli, J., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Some words are hard to swallow: The Application of
Relational Frame Theory to Disordered Eating. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Moyer, D. N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Everything is relative: relational responding,
perspective-taking, and psychological flexibility in the parent child relationship. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Squyres, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Getting to the heart of the beast: Should obesity be
included in the DSM5? Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Wegener, L. N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). A horse is a horse of course… Unless it's a
therapist: Equine facilitated contextual behavioral therapy. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington D. C.

Benoit, B., Hebert, E. R., Quebedeaux, G., Greene, S., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). ACT on
Campus: Facilitating Psychological Flexibility for College Adjustment. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington D. C.

Fusilier, S., Moyer,D., N., Hebert,. E. R., Jacobelli, J. & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). The Aftermath
of Anxiety: The Role of Psychological Flexibility in Math Anxiety in College Students. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Greene, S., Hebert, E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Derived Relational Responding and Body
Image Disturbance. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Leblanc, S., Landry, D. E., Hebert, E. R., & Sandoz, E.K. (2012, July). Moving on up: The
psychological inflexibility of first generation and low income freshmen. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

 


LeBlanc, S., Greene, S., Quebedeaux, G., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Living Beyond What We
See in the Mirror: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Body Image. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington D. C.

Mullen, A., Hebert, E., Quebedeaux, G.,& Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Going From Null to Neat-
O: Psychological Flexibility Processes Applied to a Behavioral Statistics Study Group. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Mullen, A., Sandoz, E. K., Boudoin, V., K., Hebert, E., Greene, S. (2012, July). Asking About
What Really Matters: A Comparison of Different Methods of Generating Values-Related Stimuli. Symposium presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Conference in Washington, D.C.

Plaisance, A. D., Hebert, E. R., Greene, S., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July) Seeing meaning:
Transformation of values functions. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Quebedeaux, G. & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Beneath the Mask: An Evaluation of Cosmetic
Use Among College Females. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington D. C.

Quebedeaux, G., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). Time of the season: Valued living in college
students over the course of a semester. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Sandoz, E. K., Hebert, E., & Greene, S. (2012, May) Asking About What Really Matters: A
Comparison of Different Methods of Generating Values-Related Stimuli. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington D. C.

Squyres, Convention, E., Washington, Eastin, S., &D.Sandoz, C. E. K. (2012, July). Verbal,
quantitative, and writing! Oh my!: Skill vs. flexibility-focused preparation for Graduate Record Examination performance. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

Squyres, E., Quebedeaux, G., Greene, S., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, July). DO NOT DISTURB: Body
Image Flexibility and Body Image Disturbance. Presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual Convention, Washington D. C.

ABAI 2012

Cordova, S., Hooper, N., Sandoz, E. K., McHugh, L. (2012, May). Comparing thought
suppression and acceptance as coping techniques for food cravings. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention. Seattle, WA.

Jacobelli, J., Sandoz, E. K., Zettle, R. D., & Hardage-Bundy, A. (2012, May). Perceived Pressure
for Appearance and the Conceptualized Self: A Study of Avoidant Eating Pathology. Presentation at the annual convention of Applied Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Abadie, B. R., Perkins, D. R., & Rimassa, L. V. (2012, May). Music and psychological
flexibility: Possible avenues for therapeutic application and theoretical development. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Fisher, S. M., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May). Contextualism and mechanism: A philosophical
review. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Hebert, J. E., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May). Learning to hate the body: Implications of
relational frame theory for understanding body image flexibility. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, Seattle, WA.

Kellum, K., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May). Theoretical analysis of effective discussions and
discourse. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Seattle, WA.

Moyer, D. N. (2012, May). (Panel Chair). The apple doesn’t fall far: Contextual behavioral
science and applied behavior analysis with children and families. Panel Discussion conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Perkins, D. R., Abadie, B. R., & Rimassa, L. V. (2012, May). Music and psychological
flexibility: Possible avenues for therapeutic application and theoretical development. Presentation at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International Convention, Seattle, WA.

Rimassa, L. V., Perkins, D. R., & Abadie, B. R. (2012, May). Music and psychological
flexibility: Possible avenues for therapeutic application and theoretical development. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Seattle, WA.
Salande, J. (2012, May). Where perspectives meet: Psychological flexibility as a function of
object relational health. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Seattle, WA.

Sandoz, E. K., & Kellum, K. (2012, May). Love made visible: A theoretical analysis of values-
based communities at work. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Seattle, WA.

Wegener, L. N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May). A horse is a horse of course… Unless it's a
therapist: Equine facilitated contextual behavioral therapy. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Seattle, WA.

Boudoin, V., Marks, S., Hebert, E., Greene, S., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May) Asking About What
Really Matters: A Comparison of Different Methods of Generating Values-Related Stimuli. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Greene, S., Quebedeaux, G., Leblanc, S., Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May). Living beyond what we see
in the mirror: Acceptance and commitment therapy for Body Image. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Hebert, E. & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May). Going From Null to Neat-O: Psychological Flexibility
Processes Applied to a Behavioral Statistics Study Group. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Landry, D. E., Sandoz, E. K., & Hebert, E. R. (2012, May). Moving on up: The psychological
inflexibility of first generation and low income freshmen. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Quebedeaux, G., Greene, S., Cordova, S., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May). DO NOT DISTURB: Body
image flexibility and body image disturbance. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Squyres, E., Maynard, A., & Sandoz, E. K. (2012, May). Verbal, quantitative, and writing! Oh
my!: Skill vs. flexibility focused preparation for Graduate Record Examination performance. Presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Seattle, WA.

ACBS 2011

Jeanis, M. N., & Sandoz, E. K. (2011, July) Psychological flexibility and criminal
recidivism: A conceptual analysis and proposed research agenda. Poster presentation at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference. Parma, Italy.

Quebedeaux, G., Kennison, A., Hebert, J., & Sandoz, E. K. (2011, July). ACT on Campus:
Facilitating Psychological Flexibility for College Adjustment. Workshop presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference IX, Parma, Italy.
 

EmilyKSandoz

Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (MICPSY, Instituto de Psicología Contextual Madrid) - Carmen Luciano, Fran Ruiz, Bárbara Gil-Luciano, Adrián Barbero, Ángel Alonso (ACT/RFT, masters, SPAIN)

Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (MICPSY, Instituto de Psicología Contextual Madrid) - Carmen Luciano, Fran Ruiz, Bárbara Gil-Luciano, Adrián Barbero, Ángel Alonso (ACT/RFT, masters, SPAIN)

Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (MICPSY) is a private institution integrating specialized training, research and psychological services in contextual therapies, relational frame theory and functional contextualism (ACT, FAP & RFT). It is located in Madrid (Spain) and is wide connected to several labs, institutions and universities throughtout the world.

MICPSY is directed by Carmen Luciano and founded by Bárbara Gil-Luciano, Adrián Barbero & Ángel Alonso. It is connected to the University of Almeria (Experimental and Applied Analysis of Behavior Research Group, directed by Dr. Carmen Luciano), Fundación Universitaria Konrad-Lorenz (Clinical Psychology Lab, directed by Dr. Fran Ruiz), and University of Los Angeles (Anxiety and Depression Research Center, directed by Dr. Michelle Craske), and other Spanish Universities such as University of National Education - U.N.E.D., University of Nebrija, University Complutense of Madrid, UNIR, and European University of Madrid, among others.

MADRID INSTITUTE OF CONTEXTUAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • Carmen Luciano (Full Professor and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Functional Analysis in Clinical Contexts at the University of Almería, Spain; Director of MICPSY)
  • Bárbara Gil-Luciano (Teaching and Research Academic Staff at University of Nebrija, University Alfonso X El Sabio & MICPSY; Clinical psychologist at MICPSY; Founder of MICPSY)
  • Adrián Barbero (Teaching and Research Academic Staff at University of National Education - U.N.E.D.& MICPSY; Clinical psychologist at MICPSY; Founder of MICPSY
  • Ángel Alonso (Teaching and Research Academic Staff at MICPSY; Clinical psychologist at MICPSY; Founder of MICPSY)
  • Francisco Ruiz Jimenez (Associate Professor & Director of the Doctoral Programme in Psychology at Fundación Universitaria Konrad-Lorenz, Bogotá, Colombia)


 

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TEACHING STAFF

  • Carmen Luciano - Full Professor, University of Almeria (Spain)
  • Kelly Wilson - Associate Professor, University of Mississipi (EEUU)
  • Niklas Törneke - Psychiatrist and psychotherapist (Sweden)
  • Lisa Coyne - Harvard Medical School, (Boston, EEUU)
  • Giovambattista Presti - Kore University, Enna (Italy)
  • Bárbara Gil-Luciano - Teaching and Research Staff, University of Nebrija, University Alfonso X El Sabio & Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (Spain)
  • Adrián Barbero Rubio - Teaching and Research Staff, University of National Education - U.N.E.D & Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (Spain)
  • Ángel Alonso Sanz - Teaching and Research Staff, Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (Spain)
  • Francisco Ruiz Jiménez - Associate Professor, Fundación Universitaria Konrad-Lorenz (Colombia)
  • Marino Pérez Álvarez - Full Professor, University of Oviedo (Spain)
  • Miguel Ángel Vallejo - Full Professor, University of National Education - U.N.E.D (Spain)
  • Luis Jorge Ruiz Sánchez - Teaching and Research Staff, University Isabel I & Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (Spain)
  • Francisco Javier Molina Cobos - Teaching and Research Staff, University of Almería (Spain)
  • Marta Cortizas Vázquez - Teaching and Research Staff, Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (Spain)
  • Beatriz Sebastián Sánchez - Teaching and Research Staff, Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology (Spain)
  • Verónica Mayado – Director of Instituto Comportamiento (Spain).
  • Mónica Díaz – Psychologist at Hospital Puerta de Hierro (Spain).
  • Jennifer Villate - Faculty of Psychiatry, University of Washington (EEUU)

* Please visit http://micpsy.com/formacion/ for updated info


NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH STAFF
• Experimental and Applied Behavior Analysis Research Group (University of Almeria, Spain)
• Clinical Psychology Laboratory (Fundación Universitaria Konrad-Lorenz, Colombia)
• Anxiety and Depression Research Center ( University of Los Angeles, EEUU)

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRAINING
• Master in Contextual Therapies (ACT, FAP & mindfulness techniques) - Spanish
• Master ACT for Children, Adolescents and Parents - Spanish
• Online Specialized Courses in Contextual Therapies - Spanish
• Clinical Supervision (online & Madrid) - Spanish
* Please visit http://micpsy.com/formacion/ for updated info

PUBLICATIONS (1983-now)
Please visit http://micpsy.com/publicaciones-terapias-contextuales/

CURRENT PUBLIC & PRIVATE RESEARCH PROJECTS
Please visit http://micpsy.com/investigacion-desarrollo/

PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Clinical Psychology (adults, adolescents and children; individual, grupal), educational and work settings

 

CONTACT INFO

www.micpsy.com

Phone: +34 661821268 (psychological services) 628387885 (Trainings)
Ana Arbide (admin) - secretaria@micpsy.com

 

STAFF CONTACT INFO

barbaragil.luciano@micpsy.com

 

 

(This webpage was updated on November 11, 2022)

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Mississippi State University - Jennifer Krafft (ACT, process-based therapy, applied RFT; Ph.D.; USA)

Mississippi State University - Jennifer Krafft (ACT, process-based therapy, applied RFT; Ph.D.; USA)

I direct the Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes (MAP) Lab at Mississippi State University. The lab focuses on the evaluation and application of acceptance and mindfulness-based treatments, using self-help and tech-based approaches, with a particular focus on addressing hoarding, OCD, anxiety, and mental health stigma. Lab projects include tech-based and self-help interventions, work on measurement and ecological momentary assessment, and investigations of mindfulness and acceptance processes broadly. The overarching goal of our research program is to conduct rigorous and innovative research that results in treatments that are impactful, acceptable, and accessible. In the lab, we prioritize doing meaningful, challenging, values-driven work in an environment that is collaborative, respectful, and supportive. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me (jek299@msstate.edu) with any questions, or to express your interest!

Missisippi State Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program: Link

My faculty page: Link

 

(This page was updated September 2022).

Jennifer Krafft

Missouri State University - Ann Rost (ACT/RFT; MS; USA)

Missouri State University - Ann Rost (ACT/RFT; MS; USA)

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Ann Rost's faculty page at Missouri State University. Missouri State University houses a PsyD program, with specialized tracks in ABA, Health, and Diversity, with several ACBS-affiliated faculty members. Dr. Rost’s research interests include: Acceptance and commitment therapy; Pain and cancer coping, Behavior analysis, Health psychology. In addition, she maintains a clinical practice and serves on the Psychology licensing and ethics board for the state of Missouri.

 

 

(This webpage was updated on November 10, 2022)

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Morehead State University (Morehead, KY) - JT Blackledge (ACT/RFT; MA; USA)

Morehead State University (Morehead, KY) - JT Blackledge (ACT/RFT; MA; USA)

At the Morehead State University ACT/RFT Research Lab in Morehead, Kentucky, I am currently conducting ACT process and outcome research with advanced undergraduates and Masters students. Please read more about the program here.

 

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)

JT Blackledge

Murray State University (Murray, KY) - Michael Bordieri (ACT/RFT; MA/MS; USA)

Murray State University (Murray, KY) - Michael Bordieri (ACT/RFT; MA/MS; USA)

The Contextual Behavioral Science research lab at Murray State University focuses on applied research informed by the psychological flexibility model and translational work linking acceptance and mindfulness treatment components to basic behavioral processes. I mentor students in our clinical master’s program and experimental master’s program. You can learn more about my research interests here and can contact me at mbordieri@murraystate.edu.

 

(This page was last updated October 12, 2022).

Michael Bordieri

National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research (ACT; graduate externship; USA)

National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research (ACT; graduate externship; USA)

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The Health Psychology and Neurobehavioral Group takes part in a graduate training consortium with psychology programs in the area surrounding Bethesda, Maryland and accepts 1-2 students every year to work with the program. During the year long externship ACT therapy is among the many activities they can get training in. Universities that often participate include: George Washington University, American University, Gallaudet University, Catholic University, Howard University, and the University of Maryland. However, participation is not limited to those listed and students located farther from Bethesda are still eligible.

Read more about the Neurobehavioral Program here.

Please contact Dr. Staci Martin at martins@mail.nih.gov for more information.

 

 

 

(This webpage was updated on November 8, 2022)

Staci Martin

National University of Córdoba-Interpersonal Behavior Laboratory-Dr. Fabian Olaz (ACT/RFT/MF/ACT processes/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC-Licenced and Doctoral)

National University of Córdoba-Interpersonal Behavior Laboratory-Dr. Fabian Olaz (ACT/RFT/MF/ACT processes/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC-Licenced and Doctoral)

 

The Interpersonal Behavior Laboratory is one of the laboratories of the Research Center of the Faculty of Psychology,  National University of Cordoba. Argentina. In the LACI we perform training and research on contextual behavioral science, and  also develop basic and applied research on any subject related to interpersonal behavior in a broad sense.  Our mission implies contributing to scientific knowledge and to develop interventions to enhance interpersonal human potential, and to contribute to the improvement of interpersonal relationships and mental health. Our research staff collaborates with different public and private institutions (Integral Center of Contextual Psychoterapies) in all the country and receives research assistants and clinical psychology students willing to colaborate in our lines of inquiry. We are currently wortking in transcultural reserach about ACT and FAP processes  with other institutions of the world (Center for the Science of Social Connection. Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Contextual Behavioral Science and Therapy Institute, México)

Focus of Program/Lab

ACT/RFT/MF/ACT processes/Applied RFT/Behavioral/FC 

Level of Training/Degree offered (if any)

Licenced Psychologist

Doctoral (Doctor of Psychology )


Country in which the program/lab is located:

Argentina

Website: http://blogs.psyche.unc.edu.ar/laci/laci-2/

CONTACT

Dr. Fabián O. Olaz

fabidelarenta@gmail.com

 

RESEARCH/ACADEMIC STAFF

Senior Researchers: 

Dr. Fabián Olaz

Dr. Carlos Arias

Dra. Paula Irueste

Doctoral Students:

Lic. Valeria Morán (Doctoral Student)

Lic. Guillermo Lionel Ponce Japaze (Doctoral Student)

Undergraduate Students

Romanella Fátima Brezzo

Silvina Belén Giménez

María Antonella Gilla

Aylen D’Alessandro

Ximena Dutto

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. Development of a RFT Based Graphic adventure to develop Perspective Taking and Empathy in children (2016-2017). 
  2. Relationship Improvement Study. researching the processes that contribute to the improvement of social connection  (2016-2017).
  3. Argentinian Adaptation of the AAQ – II
  4. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Mindfulness Based program for preventing burnout in  psychotherapists
  5. Constructing and explanatory model of social anxiety in college students
  6. Development and Evaluation of a  Telepsychology software for the treatment of Social Phobia and Fear of Public Speaking in university students.

PUBLICATIONS

Journals

  1. Morán, V. E., Olaz, F. O., & Del Prette, Z. A. (2015). Social Skills Questionnaire for Argentinean College Students (SSQ-U) Development and Validation. The Spanish journal of psychology, 18, E95.
  2. Roldan, F., Sorbellini, D., Olaz, F., y Petit, C. (2015). “Difusión social de modelos de comportamiento interpersonal de jóvenes, en diarios de la ciudad de Córdoba”. Anuario de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 2 (1). Disponible en http://revistas.unc.edu.ar/index.php/aifp
  3. García Terán, , Cabanillas, G.A., Morán, V.E. & Olaz, F.O. (2014). Diferencias de género en habilidades sociales en estudiantes universitarios de Argentina. Anuario Electrónico de Estudios en Comunicación Social “Disertaciones”, 7(2), pp. 114-135. Disponible en: http://erevistas.saber.ula.ve/index.php/Disertaciones/
  4. Morán, V.E. & Olaz, F.O. (2014). Análisis Bibliométrico sobre Instrumentos de Evaluación de las Habilidades Sociales en América Latina. Revista de Psicología, 23 (1), 93-105.
  5. Olaz, F., Medrano, L.A. & Cabanillas, G.A. (2014). Effectiveness of Social Skills Training experiential method to strengthening social self efficacy of university students. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 14 (3), 377-396.
  6. Dascanio, D., Olaz, F. O., Fontaine, A. M. G., Rolim Rodrigues, O. M. P., Del Prette, A. & Del Prette, Z.A.P. (2012) The intellectual and academic performance of adolescents contaminated by lead: relation with social skills. Temas em Psicologia, 20 (1), pp. 45-59.
  7. Herrera Lestussi A., Freytes M. V., López G. E. & Olaz, F. O. (2012).Habilidades Sociales en Estudiantes Universitarios de Psicología. Un Estudio Comparativo. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 12 (2). , 277-287.
  8. Olaz, y Pérez, E. (2012). Creencias de Autoeficacia: desarrollo de escalas y líneas de investigación. Revista Tesis, 1, 157-170.
  9. Carot J., Carranza, E., Olaz F. O., y Ponce, L. F. (2012) Autoeficacia para la Investigación en Estudiantes Universitarios. Revista Tesis, 1, 61-77.
  10. Morán, V., Prytz Nilsson, N. S., Suarez, A. B. y Olaz F.O. (2011) Estado de la investigación en Habilidades Sociales en el Laboratorio de Comportamiento Interpersonal (LACI) Córdoba – Argentina. Revista Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia, 11 (2), pp. 507-527.
  11. Azpilicueta, , Olaz., F.O., Cupani. M. (2011) Adaptación del Skills Confidence Inventory (SCI) de Betz, Harmon y Borgen (1996) en una muestra de adolescentes argentinos. Revista Electrónica de Motivación y Emoción, 14 (37). Disponible en: http://reme.uji.es/reme/numero37/indexsp.html.
  12. Zoni, M. P. y Olaz, F.O. (2011). Adaptación Argentina de la escala Cisneros para evaluar Mobbing. Revista Electrónica de Motivación y Emoción, 14 (37). Disponible en: http://reme.uji.es/reme/numero37/indexsp.html.
  13. Medrano, L, Olaz, O. & Pérez E. R (2009).Modelo social cognitivo del rendimiento académico en ingresantes universitarios. La contribución de la autoeficacia social académica. Revista Tesis, 1 (1), pp. 87-106.
  14. Olaz, O., Medrano, L, Greco, M. E. y Del Prette, Z. A. (2009). Adaptación Argentina del Inventario de Habilidades Sociales IHS – Del-Prette. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 12 (2), pp. 756-766.
  15. Medrano, L. A. y Olaz, O. (2008) Autoeficacia Social en Ingresantes Universitarios: su relación con el Rendimiento y la Deserción Académica. Revista de Psicología General y Aplicada, 61 (4), pp. 369-389.
  16. Echavarri, M., Godoy, J.C. & Olaz, F. O. (2007) Diferencias de género en habilidades cognitivas y rendimiento académico en estudiantes universitarios. Universitas Psicológicas, 6 (2), 319-329.
  17. Olaz, F. (2003). Modelo Social Cognitivo de desarrollo vocacional. Revista Evaluar, 3 (Online). Facultad de Psicología. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Disponible en: http:// revistaevaluar.com.ar. Olaz, F. (2003). Autoeficacia y variables vocacionales. Revista Psicología Educativa. 9, (1), pp. 5-14.
  18. Olaz, F. (2003). Autoeficacia, Diferencias de género, y Comportamiento vocacional. Revista Electrónica de Motivación y Emoción [Online], 6 (13). Disponible en: http://reme.uji.es/articulos/aolazf5731104103/texto.html.
  19. Olaz, F. (2003). Aportes del Meta-Análisis a la Teoría de la Autoeficacia para el Desarrollo de Carrera. Revista Estudios de Psicología 25 (1). pp. 57-72.
  20. Olaz, F. (2003) Autoeficacia y Diferencias de Género. Aportes a la explicación del Comportamiento Vocacional. Revista de Psicología General y Aplicada, 56, (3), pp. 353-370. España.
  21. Fogliatto, H; Pérez, E; Olaz, F; Parodi, L. (2003) Cuestionario de intereses profesionales revisado (CIP-R). Análisis de sus propiedades psicométricas. Revista Evaluar, 3 (Online). Facultad de Psicología. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Disponible en: http:// revistaevaluar.com.ar.


Book Chapters

  1. Olaz (in press). Obstáculos comuns na ACT (Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso) e como enfrentá-los contextualmente. Em Practical Handbook off Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Porto Alegre: Sinopsys.
  2. Olaz, F. O. (in press). O uso da Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso no Tratamento dos Transtornos Alimentares. Em Da Rosa Finger (ed.), A Prática da Terapia Cognitivo Comportamental (TCC) dos Trastornos Alimentares. Porto Alegre: Sinopsys
  3. Olaz (in press). Desarrollo de un programa de entrenamiento en empatía para psicoterapeutas: Aportes del contextualismo funcional. Em Benevides Soares, De Sousa Pereira Guizzo, Fortes Wagner, Barbosa Romera Leme e Del Prette (2015), Habilidades Sociais: Diálogos e intercâmbios sobre pesquisa e prática. Porto Alegre: Sinopsys.
  4. Olaz (2015). “FACT: Integrando ACT e FAP. Em Lucena dos Santos P., Pinto-Gouveia, J. e Da Silva Oliveira, M. (2015) Terapias Cognitivo-Comportamentais de Terceira Geração (pp. 343-375). Porto Alegre: Sinopsys
  5. Olaz, F. O. & Schoendorff, B. (in press). Aplicações da Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso em Clientes Diagnosticados com Transtorno Limite da Personalidade. Em Dornelles, V. G. (In Press).Transtorno da Personalidade Borderline: Da etiologia ao Tratamento. Brasil: Sinopsys Editora
  6. Schoendorff, B. & Olaz, F. O. in press). A Matrix como estratégia motivacional no tratamento de Clientes Diagnosticados com Transtorno Limite da Personalidade. Em Dornelles, V. G. (In Press)Transtorno da Personalidade Borderline: Da etiologia ao Tratamento. Brasil: Sinopsys Editora
  7. Olaz, F. O. (in press). Um programa de Intervenção baseada no modelo Matrix de Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso para profissionais de saúde mental. Em Sheila Giardini Murta, S., Leandro França, C. & Brito dos Santos, K. Prevenção e Promoção em Saúde Mental: Fundamentos, Planejamento e Estratégias de Intervenção.
  8. Pérez, R., y Fabián O. Olaz (2012) Los tests Psicológicos en la Psicología Contemporánea. En Couto, G., Drummond Pires y Sancineto da Silva Nunes, C. (Orgs), Os Contornos Da Psicología Contemporânea. São Paulo: Casa do Psicologo
  9. Olaz, F. O., Cabanillas, G. A. y Medrano L. (2011) Programas vivenciais versus instrucionais de habilidades sociais: Impacto sobre a auto-eficácia social de universitários. En Almir Del Prette y Zilda A.P. Del Prette (Orgs.). Programas de habilidades sociais: Evidências (experimental e quase experimental) de efetividade. Río de Janeiro: Vozes. ISBN 978-85-8040-091-5
  10. Olaz (2009). Contribuições da Teoria Social-cognitiva de Bandura para o Treinamento de Habilidades Sociais. En Del Prette, A. & Del Prette, Z. A., Psicologia das Habilidades Sociais: Diversidade Teórica e suas Implicações. Rio de Janeiro: Vozes. ISBN 978-85-326-3874-8.
  11. Pajares, F y Olaz, F. (2008) Teoría Social Cognitiva e auto-eficácia: uma visão geral. En Bandura, , Azzi, G. R., Polydoro, S., Teoria Social Cognitiva Conceitos Básicos. São Paulo: ARTMED. ISBN: 8536311177.
  12. Olaz, F. (2008). La medición y la evaluación en Psicología: concepciones y modelos. En Marino, y Murillo, P. Manual del ciclo de Nivelación 2009 (4ta edición). Asociación cooperadora de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. ISBN 978-987-1436-12-5.
  13. Olaz, F. (2006). La medición y la evaluación en Psicología: concepciones y modelos. En Marino, y Murillo, P. Manual del ciclo de Nivelación 2007 (2da edición). Asociación cooperadora de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. ISBN-10 987-22736-7-7, ISBN-13978-987-22736-7-5.
  14. Olaz, F. (2005). La medición y la evaluación en Psicología: concepciones y modelos. En Marino, J. Pautassi, R. y Murillo, P. Manual del ciclo de Nivelación 2006. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. ISBN 950-33-0532-2.
  15. Olaz, F. (2000) Interpretación de los resultados de una prueba. Pruebas referidas a normas. En Tornimbeni, S.; Pérez, E.; Baldo, M. (compiladores), Introducción a los Tests Psicológicos. Córdoba: Ed ISBN: 987-9452-07-0.

Books

  1. Polk, K. L., Schoendorff, B., Webster, M. & Olaz, F. O. (2015). he Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix: A Step-by-Step Approach to Using the ACT Matrix Model in Clinical Practice. EEUU: New Harbinger
  2. Olaz, F. O. & Morán V. E. (2014) Habilidades Sociales en la Formación y Ejercicio de la psicoterapia. Teoría e Investigación en Argentina. Saarbrücen (Alemania): Editorial Académica Española.
  3. Olaz, F. O. & Medrano L. A. (2013). Metodología de la Investigación para Estudiantes de Psicología. Manual de entrenamiento y práctica. Córdoba: Brujas
  4. Olaz, F. O. (2012) Escala de Autoeficacia Social para Universitarios (EAS- U) Estudios Psicométricos y Bases Conceptuales. Saarbrücen (Alemania): Editorial Académica Española. ISBN: 978-3659038112
  5. Tornimbeni, S., Pérez, E., Olaz, F. (2008) Introducción a la Psicometría. Buenos Aires: Paidós. ISBN: 978-950-12-6085-4.
  6. Pérez, E., Passera, , Olaz, F., y Osuna, M. (2005) Orientación, Información y Educación para la Carrera. Buenos Aires: Paidós. ISBN 950-12-6077-1.
  7. Tornimbeni, S., Pérez, E., Olaz, F. & Fernández, A. (2004) Introducción a los tests psicológicos (Tercera edición). Córdoba: Brujas. ISBN: 987-1142-24-2.
  8. Tornimbeni, S., Pérez, E., Baldo, M., Fernández, A. & Olaz, F. (2003). Introducción a los tests psicológicos (Segunda edición). Córdoba: Brujas. ISBN: 987-9452-93-3.

 

(This webpage was update on May 8, 2018)

Fabián Olaz

Northern Illinois University - Research Lab for the Study of the Consequences of Trauma Exposure - Holly Orcutt (ACT; PhD; USA)

Northern Illinois University - Research Lab for the Study of the Consequences of Trauma Exposure - Holly Orcutt (ACT; PhD; USA)

https://www.niu.edu/horcutt/research-lab/index.shtml

(This page was updated April 2022).

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Personality and Emotion Research and Treatment Laboratory (University of Toledo) - Kim Gratz & Matthew Tull (ACT/MF; PhD; USA)

Personality and Emotion Research and Treatment Laboratory (University of Toledo) - Kim Gratz & Matthew Tull (ACT/MF; PhD; USA)

Directors: Kim L. Gratz, Ph.D., and Matthew T. Tull, Ph.D.

The Personality and Emotion Research and Treatment (PERT) Laboratory within the Department of Psychology at the University of Toledo is a translational research laboratory combining basic experimental research on the mechanisms underlying personality pathology, posttraumatic stress disorder, and addictive and risky behaviors with treatment outcome research focused on the development of novel interventions to target these difficulties.

The PERT Laboratory was founded in 2008 by Drs. Gratz and Tull in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Since its inception, the PERT Laboratory has received funding from numerous state and federal institutions, including the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Mississippi State Department of Health. Research in the PERT Laboratory has been continuously funded since 2008.

http://www.utoledo.edu/al/psychology/research/pertlab/

 

(This webpage was updated on November 28, 2022)

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Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center - Portland, Oregon (ACT/RFT; post-doc; USA)

Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center - Portland, Oregon (ACT/RFT; post-doc; USA)

The Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center is a research and training clinic that focuses on promoting the role of science in guiding psychotherapy practice. Portland Psychotherapy uses an innovative social enterprise model to support ongoing research at the center. Training opportunities for students include a postdoctoral fellowship program and a clinical practicum.

The center was founded by two peer-reviewed ACT trainers who, along with other staff and outside presenters, regularly provide classes and workshops in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other evidence-based therapies. We also have a speicalty clinic focused on anxiety disorders. Here are some of our publications and a bit about our business model.

Past research projects have included (see here for current projects):

  • MDMA-Assisted Therapy for social anxiety disorder
  • Developing interventions for chronic shame using self-compassion and perspective taking
  • Experimental studies of the interpersonal behavior of high self-critics
  • Longitudinal research on the course of shame and self-compassion in therapy
  • Stigma toward addiction, particularly in the context of addictions treatment systems
  • Interventions for stigma toward "mental illness"
  • A randomzied effectiveness trial of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
  • Development of an Implicit Measure of Experiential Avoidance
  • Daily diary and multimodal assessment of emotion in predicting drinking behavior
  • Memory and false memory from the perspective of relational frame theory
  • Training spatial diectics

We regularly offer trainings online and in the Pacific Northwest area.

(This webpage was updated on Nov 8, 2022)

Jason Luoma

RFTAC Lab (RFT Applied to Clinical Issues). William Perez & Roberta Kovac (RFT, ACT processes, Applied RFT, Behavioral, Functional Contextualism; MS; Brazil)

RFTAC Lab (RFT Applied to Clinical Issues). William Perez & Roberta Kovac (RFT, ACT processes, Applied RFT, Behavioral, Functional Contextualism; MS; Brazil)

Institution
Paradigma - Center of Behavioral Sciences (São Paulo, Brazil)

Research leaders
William F. Perez
Roberta Kovac

Contact: will.f.perez@gmail.com
Page: http://www.clicsgrupodepesquisa.org/ 

 

 

(This webpage was updated on October 21, 2022)

Fredrick Chin

Rogers Behavioral Health RUM-PTSD Research Team (Chad Wetterneck, ACT/FAP/CFT; virtual lab)

Rogers Behavioral Health RUM-PTSD Research Team (Chad Wetterneck, ACT/FAP/CFT; virtual lab)

Currently a virtual lab composed mainly of students from Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee, under the supervision of the Chad Wetterneck Ph.D., Clinical Director of Trauma Recovery Services at Rogers Behavioral Health's nation-wide system of trauma treatment programs.  Any are welcome to apply to the lab regardless of location, as long as you have an interest in ACT, FAP, CFT, or other contextual behavioral approaches and the treatment of PTSD and trauma.

Current or recent projects from the lab include:

1. Developing a scale for interpersonal functioning and targets in those with trauma based on the FAP model of Awareness, Courage, and Responding.

2. Predictors of treatment outcome in PTSD and related trauma treatment with an interest in awareness, courage, and responding, valued living, and self-compassion.

Dr. Wetterneck has excellent training in ACT including multiple training workshops, serving as the lead therapist in a randomized controlled trial of acceptance-enhanced behavioral treatment of trichotillomania, and co-leading an ACT supervision groups. He also is a certified trainer in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. He received his doctorate from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and a book.  Dr. Wetterneck has specific interests and experience with PTSD, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders,substance use disorders, intimacy, diversity, and both ACT & FAP  If interested in working in his lab, please email him at chad.wetterneck@rogerbh.org.

(This page was last updated October 11, 2022).

Chad Wetterneck

San Jose State University - Jennifer Gregg (ACT/RFT; MA; USA)

San Jose State University - Jennifer Gregg (ACT/RFT; MA; USA)

Jennifer Gregg's research focuses on the application of acceptance and commitment therapy to chronic medical conditions. Click here to read more about the master's program.

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)

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Southern Illinois University - Eric Lee (ACT/FAP/RFT/FC/Process-Based; PhD; USA)

Southern Illinois University - Eric Lee (ACT/FAP/RFT/FC/Process-Based; PhD; USA)

Hello! Our Personalized Mental Health Lab at Southern Illinois University focuses on process-based therapy (such as ACT, FAP, modern CBT). I have specific specialization and interest in anxiety and OCD and related concerns as well as open-science. This includes interest in obsessive thinking, compulsive and habitual behavior, perfectionism, anxiety sensitivity, and exposure and response prevention. Beyond that, we are interested in better understanding what makes treatment work for people at an individual level and how to actually get good help to people who need it.

Please reach out if you are interested in working in our lab or have any questions: eric.lee@hey.com

See our lab page to get a feel for our work and the lab culture: Personalized Mental Health Lab

My Google Scholar page: Google Scholar

My ResearchGate page: ResearchGate

SIU faculty page: SIU

(This webpage was updated on October 12, 2022)

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Suffolk University (Boston, MA): Acceptance, Mindfulness and Emotion Lab - Sue Orsillo (ACT, MF; PhD; USA)

Suffolk University (Boston, MA): Acceptance, Mindfulness and Emotion Lab - Sue Orsillo (ACT, MF; PhD; USA)

The Acceptance, Mindfulness and Emotion Lab at Suffolk University is coordinated by Sue Orsillo, faculty in the clinical psychology doctoral program. Learn more about current projects by clicking the links below.

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)

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Swansea University - Darren Edwards (ACT; BSc, MSc, PhD)

Swansea University - Darren Edwards (ACT; BSc, MSc, PhD)

Darren's lab fosters research in acceptance and commitment therapy, drawing in on multi-disiplinary approaches. Darren's lab also explores graph networks and mathematical modeling. 

http://darrenedwards.info/

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/d.j.edwards/#journal-articles=is-expanded&publications=is-expanded

 

(This page was updated October 11, 2022).

Darren J Edwards

Swansea University: Simon Dymond (RFT/ACT processes; MSc, PhD; Wales)

Swansea University: Simon Dymond (RFT/ACT processes; MSc, PhD; Wales)

Professor Dymond co-directs The Experimental Psychopathology Lab at Swansea University which investigates human learning and emotion systems underpinning adaptive behaviour. A psychophysiology and behavioural neuroscience perspective is adopted to identify underlying neurobehavioural mechanisms of clinically relevant behaviours. With students and colleagues, he designs tasks to examine learning, (symbolic) generalization, extinction, and return of fear and avoidance, amongst other topics, in healthy and patient populations.
 

 

 

(This webpage was updated on October 13, 2022)

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The Well-Being Lab - Todd Kashdan (ACT; PhD; USA)

The Well-Being Lab - Todd Kashdan (ACT; PhD; USA)

Click on the link below to learn more about the Well-Being Lab directed by Dr. Todd B. Kashdan

https://toddkashdan.com/well-being-lab/

We give away all of our papers here: https://toddkashdan.com/publications/

 

(This webpage was updated on October 11, 2022)

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Ulster University - Dermot Barnes-Holmes (RFT, ACT; MRes, PhD; UK)

Ulster University - Dermot Barnes-Holmes (RFT, ACT; MRes, PhD; UK)

The Master of Research Programme (MRes) offered by the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, provides a one year training in research suitable for those who wish to proceed to enrol for a PhD programme, but at the same time is a research degree recognised in its own right.

The overall educational aim of the MRes programme is to provide graduate students with knowledge and understanding of research methods, training in appropriate technical skills and scholarship skills, such as critical thinking and the capacity to write in the style of their discipline, along with advanced study in areas of their discipline. Importantly, students apply for and enrol to complete a specified research project, and the rest of the course is tailored to support conducting that research.

The function of this programme is to provide students with a range of research-related skills and the capacity to proceed to PhD programmes. Undergraduate programmes do not necessarily provide enough of these skills, and there is a national and an international trend towards requiring completion of a Master’s degree prior to entry to PhD programmes.

 

 

 

(This webpage was updated on April 25, 2022)

Dermot Barnes-Holmes

University College Dublin (RFT; PhD; Ireland) - Louise McHugh

University College Dublin (RFT; PhD; Ireland) - Louise McHugh

Louise's research interests are centered on the experimental analysis of language and cognition from a behaviour analytic and Relational Frame Theory perspective, including especially the development of complex cognitive skills such as as perspective-taking and the process-level investigation of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has published over 40 papers on these topics and has received funding from several sources including the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Waterloo Trust and the Welsh Assembly. Most recently she was awarded a European Marie Curie career integration award to join the faculty at UCD.

Faculty Page

Program Page

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 16, 2018)

Brandon Sanford

University at Albany, SUNY - John Forsyth (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

University at Albany, SUNY - John Forsyth (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

Our lab -- the Anxiety Disorders Research Program (ADRP) -- focuses on the science and practical application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and related mindfulness-based traditions to understand, prevent, and alleviate anxiety disorders and related forms of human suffering; applications of self-help and telehealth to expand the reach and impact of psychosocial interventions; using experimental psychopathology to unpack ACT processes [i.e., acceptance/experiential avoidance] that may potentiate human suffering and point to its successful alleviation. 

More broadly, we aim to understand processes that transform normal human thoughts and painful emotions into life shattering problems associated with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and even problem anger. We focus on these problems to understand human suffering, not as ends in themselves.

The ADRP laboratory has an explicit process-oriented translational focus. Everyone in the lab is involved in basic and applied treatment-oriented research with subclinical and clinical populations.

We struggle intensely with philosophical and conceptual issues and make efforts to integrate this activity with our basic and applied work.

Students are treated as junior colleagues. This is the model. This is the model that paved the way for the early success of behavior therapy. It is a model that is reflected in the collective lab values statement (see attached below) that we, as a group, have developed.

To date, we have focused on understanding the role of excessive thought and emotion regulation in the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders. Included here are studies on how emotion regulation transforms normal fear learning and other experiential processes into clinical problems, the measurement of experiential avoidance, acceptance, and defusion. We have assisted with a multisite collaborative project (the UCLA-Albany Study; see Arch et al., Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology) testing our unified treatment protocol -- ACT for Anxiety Disorders -- vs. standard CBT for persons suffering from anxiety disorders.  We have completed two large clinical trials evaluating The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety when used in a pure self-help context (writing up the papers now).  We have also contributed to measurement development (e.g., The Believability of Anxious Feels and Thoughts Questionnaire -- a measure of cognitive fusion; see Herzberg et al., Psychological Assessment).  There are many other current projects underway, specifically evaluating problematic cell phone use, mental health stigma, self-compassion, improving the utility of mindfulness-based practices, values work, and more.

Our lab also routinely provides ACT consultation and both brief and intensive ACT professional training workshops for professionals interested in learning more about ACT. For additional information please contact Dr. John P. Forsyth (via his website) or at the following address:

John P. Forsyth, Ph.D.  Professor of Psychology,  University at Albany, SUNY Department of Psychology, SS399 1400 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12222 U.S.A. Ph: (518) 442-4862 Fax: (518) 442-4867 Email: forsyth@albany.edu

Relevant Links:

Dr. Forsyth's Offical Website

Dr. Forsyth's Research Lab - The Anxiety Disorders Research Program 

University at Albany, Psychology Department

 

 

(This webpage was updated October 13, 2022)

John P. Forsyth

University of Almería - Carmen Luciano (ACT/RFT; PhD; Spain)

University of Almería - Carmen Luciano (ACT/RFT; PhD; Spain)

 View the Spanish presentation of the lab. The research group with the name of Experimental and Applied Behavior Analysis began in the University of Granada in 1985 and continued in the University of Almería since 1994 under the direction of Carmen Luciano Soriano, professor in the University of Almería, Spain.

The research conducted has been focused in the functional analysis of verbal behavior with special interest in the basic-applied dimension. The research conducted has involved children, parents and adults as well as some research was done with non-human organisms. In the last ten years, the research has been –and it is- tracking the functional analysis of Language and Cognition in the context of the Relational Frame Theory and the analysis of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

The basic-applied dimension research projects concerns:

  1. the conditions to establish relational frames, the analysis of the verbal regulation and the analysis of the transformation of functions,
  2. analyzing the verbal contexts defining the unflexible verbal regulation involved in problematic Experiencial Avoidance,
  3. the transformation of functions in the ACT clinical methods,
  4. the extension of ACT brief protocols to several domains, and
  5. the extension of the analysis of relational frames to establish verbal behavior in children with delayed psychological development.

ACTUAL RESEARCHERS working in the projects:

Dr. Carmen Luciano Soriano, Univ. Almería (mluciano@ual.es)

Dr. Inmaculada Gómez Becerra, Univ. Almería (igomez@ual.es)

Dr. Francisco Molina Cobos, Univ. Almería (fjcobos@ual.es)

Dr. Olga Gutiérrez Martínez, Univ. Granada (olgaguti@ugr.es)

Dr. Marisa Páez Blarrina, Spanish Assoc. Cancer (marisa.paez@aecc.es)

Dr. Carmelo Visdómine, (jcvisdomine@hotmail.com)

Dr. Francisco Cabello, Univ. La Rioja (francisco.cabello@dcst.unirioja.es)

Dr. Francisco Montesinos, Spanish Association Cancer (francisco.montesinos@aecc.es)

Dr. Sonsoles Valdivia Salas, Univ. Almería (sonvaldivia28@hotmail.com)

Dr. Miguel Rodríguez Valverde, Univ. Almería (mvalver@ual.es)

Dr. Mónica Hernández, Univ. Valladolid (mohernan@ual.es)

Laura Carmen Sánchez, Univ. Almería (lss250@ual.es)

Israel Mañas Mañas, Univ. Almería (imanas@ual.es)

Francisco Ruiz Jiménez, Univ. Almería (frj939@ual.es)

Javier Hilinger Sánchez, Univ. Almería (jhilinger@hotmail.com)

Also, Dr. Dermot Barnes-Holmes, Dr. Ivonne Barnes-Holmes (Ghent), and Dr. Michael Dougher (Albuquerque, New Mexico) are colloborating in several of the main projects.

ACTUAL FUNDING:

Actual funding projects directly connected to RFT and ACT are:

  • “Derivation of Functions: Analysis of verbal contexts in Experiential Avoidance and in ACT clinical methods”. Financed as Excelent Projects Program by the Andalusian Govertment, 2006-2008.
  • “Analysis of Experiencial Avoidance and defusion methods in ACT”. Financed as I+D+I Ministry of Education Program. (2006-2008).
  • “Addictive behaviors and altering functions in young people” by Andalusian Govertment”, (Grant to Javier Hilinger), 2004-2006.
  • “Development of a telehealth resource for young people engaging in problematic Cybersex on the Internet” by European Comission (Project coordinated by E. Quayle, Cork, Ireland) (Grants to Francisco Ruiz Jiménez and Sonsoles Valdivia Salas)
  • “Transformation of Functions according to several relational frames” financed by Ministry of Science and Education (Grant to Miguel Rodríguez Valverde, 2003-2006).
  • “Analyzing equivalence” financed by Andalusian Govertment (Grant to Israel Mañas Mañas, 2004-2006).
  • “Multiple Esclerosis and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” by University of Almería (Grant to Laura del Carmen Sánchez Sánchez).

THESES

The following theses to achieve the doctor degree (Pre-doc theses are not included here) that have been done under the umbrella of the research group are:

  1. Miguel Ángel Delgado Noguera: Influence of a educational training in Sports Education. University of Granada, Ph.D. in 1989.
  2. Luis Valero Aguayo: Experimental analysis of new behaviors through equivalence relations. University of Granada, Ph.D. in 1990.
  3. Antonio Fernández Parra: Experimental analysis of the formation of phobic behaviors. University of Granada, Ph. D.. in 1990.
  4. Javier Herruzo Cabrera: "Say-do" correspondence training. University of Granada, Ph.D., in 1992.
  5. Mercedes Vernetta: Diferential effect of two methods in gymnastic skills. University of Granada, Ph. D. 1995.
  6. Inmaculada Gómez Becerra: (In)sensitivity to contingencies and verbal behavior. University of Almería, Ph. D. 1996.
  7. Francisco Javier Molina Cobos: Learning behaviors through imitation. Implications of verbal behavior. University of Almería, Ph.D. 1997.
  8. Serafín Gómez García: Rupture of equivalence relations (co-directed with Dermot Barnes-Holmes). University of Almería, Ph. D. 1998.
  9. Mª Carmen Vives: Vocal articulation deficits and generalization. University of Almería, Ph. D. 1999.
  10. Carmen Berrocal: Functional analysis in obesity (co-directed with Flor Zaldívar). University of Málaga, Ph. D. 2000
  11. Olga Gutiérrez Martínez: Comparison between acceptance and control strategies in a paradigm of self-control. University of Almería, Ph. D. 2003.
  12. Carmelo Visdómine: Locus of control and transference of functions. Univesity of Almería, Ph. D. 2004.
  13. Marisa Páez: Avoidance and control strategies in patients with breast cancer. University of Almería, Ph. D. 2005.
  14. Francisco Cabello Luque: Equivalent relations and protocol analysis by the silent dog method (co-directed with Dermot Barnes-Holmesd). University of Almería, Ph. D. 2005.
  15. Francisco Montesinos: Psychological impact of "cancer" and defusion strategies. University of Almería, Ph. D. 2005.
  16. Sonsoles Valdivia: Motivational analysis and transfer of functions (co-directed with Michael Dougher). University of Almería, Ph. D. 2005.
  17. Mónica Hernández: Quitting smoking and control versus acceptance strategies (co-directed with Jesús Gil Roales-Nieto). University of Almería, 2006 (next presentation).

Relevant publications are:

Related ACT/RFT books:

Luciano, M. C. (dir) (2001). Terapia de Aceptación y Compromiso. Libro de Casos (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Cases book.). Promolibro: Valencia.

Wilson, K. G., & Luciano, M. C. (2002). Terapia de Aceptación y Compromiso. Un tratamiento conductual orientado a los valores. (Acceptance and Commtiment Therapy. A behavioral treatment oriented to values). Pirámide: Madrid.

 

Carmen Luciano webpage

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)

Fran Ruiz

University of Cyprus - Maria Karekla (ACT; MS, PhD; Cyprus)

University of Cyprus - Maria Karekla (ACT; MS, PhD; Cyprus)

Maria Karekla received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany, SUNY. She completed her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital. Currently holds the position of Lecturer of Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus and is a licensed clinical psychology. She actively and systematically participates in psychological research projects that have received awards by (among others) the European council and Pompidou’s group, and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Her research focuses on areas of health promotion and the investigation of individual difference factors (especially psychological flexibility parameters) as they relate to the development and maintenance of various behavioural difficulties (especially anxiety, eating, and health related problems). Additionally, she examines the treatment of these difficulties utilizing process-based and Contextual Behavioral Science-based principles and innovative delivery methods (e.g., digital interventions, virtual reality). Her research (>100 scientific peer reviewed publications) received numerous local, European and international grants, and awards by (among others) the European Council and Pompidou’s group, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. She is the chair of the clinical psychology and a member of the school psychology program committees at the University of Cyprus. Maria is currently the president of ACBS, from where she received the status of “Fellow” in 2019. She is also a peer-reviewed ACT trainer. Further, she is the convenor of the European Federation of Psychology Associations’ Psychology and Health committee and a member of the e-health task force. She recently completed terms in chairing the Cyprus Bioethics Committee on Biomedical Research and being a member of the Cyprus Psychologist Licensing Board. A number of her research projects have received local, EU and other funding. Dr. Karekla’s “ACTHealthy: Anxiety disorders and Behavioral Medicine” research laboratory (http://www.ucy.ac.cy/acthealthy/el/) has cooperated with other institutions, business and bodies both in Cyprus and abroad on numerous projects. In 2021 she became a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, whereas in 2018 she was nominated as Cyprus “Woman of the Year: Academic/Researcher category.” Her first psychotherapeutic children’s story book was nominated in 2017 for the National Literary Awards in the category Children/Adolescents and also for her illustrations for the book. She is a TEDx speaker and she has been hosted and interviewed for her work by numerous podcasts, newspapers, TV and radio stations nationally and internationally.


Research Interests
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Individual difference factors (e.g. Experiential Avoidance, Emotional Coping) and development of Anxiety Disorders and problems associated with medical diagnosis (e.g., Chronic Pain, Asthma, Diabetes)
- Assessment and Treatment (especially in the use of innovative methods, e.g. Internet-based interventions, use of virtual reality technology)
- Enhancement of health behaviors and promotion of self-management of health-related conditions (including addictive behaviors such as smoking)
-Processes and Mechanisms of action in treatment
-Digital assessment and interventions

Please see http://ucy.ac.cy/dir/el/component/comprofiler/userprofile/mkarekla or more information or contact here at mkarekla@ucy.ac.cy
 

 

(This webpage was updated on November 9, 2022)

mkarekla

University of Denver (ACT; PsyD; USA)

University of Denver (ACT; PsyD; USA)

University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology: clinical psychology doctoral degree (PsyD).

Faculty training in ACT: Ragnar Storaasli and John McNeill.

 

(This webpage was updated on October 26, 2022)

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University of Edinburgh - David Gillanders (ACT/RFT/MF; PhD/MSc; United Kingdom)

University of Edinburgh - David Gillanders (ACT/RFT/MF; PhD/MSc; United Kingdom)

The department of Clinical and Health Psychology is situated in the School of Health in Social Science. We offer two programmes at Doctoral level: PhD in Clinical Psychology which can be taken at distance and over 3 to 6 years, or the professional practice Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol). Click on the links to find out more. The DClinPsychol is fully funded by the National Health Service and students are employed by the NHS, therefore it is only open to people who already have eligibility to work in the UK. A Tier 4 visa is not sufficient. Both of these degrees require a substantial piece of original research work.

We also offer a range of taught MSc programmes, including a British Psychological Society Accredited Conversion programme: Psychology of Mental Health. We also offer a MSc level training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In these programmes a Masters level dissertation is produced which may involve empirical research, and some of these projects could be in a field related to contextual behavioural science.

A number of staff in the subject area are pursuing research work related to contextual behavioural science, you can look on our research and staff pages to find out more.

 

(This webpage was updated on October 12, 2022)

Ben Pierce

University of Galway.- Ian Stewart & Denis O'Hora (RFT/ACT processes; MSc, PhD; IRE)

University of Galway.- Ian Stewart & Denis O'Hora (RFT/ACT processes; MSc, PhD; IRE)

 

Dr. Stewart's research interests span both the experimental analysis of language and cognition and applications of RFT to education and other settings. Current RFT projects include investigation of temporal and hierarchical relational responding; analysis of relational repertoires using the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) and the Function Acquisition Speed Test (FAST); assessing analogical reasoning in young children; assessment and training of relational framing in young children; and investigation of the precursor skills required for arbitrarily applicable relational responding.  
Denis investigates the dynamics of learning and decision making and the application of psychological science to societal issues including sustainable consumption, pro-environmental behaviour and occupational safety. His RFT interests lie in understanding how affect contributes to decision making and how affective responses are related to cultural and other verbal practices.

 

 

 

(This webpage was updated on November 9, 2022)

Ian Stewart

University of Hawai'i Manoa - Akihiko Masuda (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

University of Hawai'i Manoa - Akihiko Masuda (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

I am a contextual behavioral scientist. My Research program in Aki's lab (Hawai‘i Contextual Behavioral Science Lab) has three strategic foci, which all serve my primary aim of evaluating and refining the psychological flexibility model, a contextual behavioral science (CBS) account of human conditions and behavior change. First, my research examines the applicability of psychological flexibility model to topographically diverse and relatively understudied problem areas, such as self-concealment, stigma, and disordered eating concerns. Second, I am extending the psychological flexibility model to underrepresented populations (racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S.) and to the issues of cultural sensitivity/humility. Finally, for the past 10 years, I have focused on the synthesis of wisdom across different disciplines, more specifically, the assimilation/integration of empirical clinical psychology, eastern perspectives (Zen Buddhism), and multiculturalism in the area of behavioral health. Clinically, I have exceptional training in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral interventions, especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My clinical experiences are broad with diverse clinical populations in a wide range of clinical settings, including university counseling center, outpatient clinic, residential home, and community mental health hospitals. Recently, I have been actively involved in therapist training, supervision, and consultation. Visit Akihiko Masuda's faculty page and google scholar page for updated information on my research.

 

 

(This webpage was updated on November 8, 2022)

Aki

University of Illinois Chicago - Mark Dixon (ACT/RFT: MSc, Ph.D.; USA)

University of Illinois Chicago - Mark Dixon (ACT/RFT: MSc, Ph.D.; USA)

At University of Illinois Chicago the RFT and ACT lab is within the Department of Disability and Human Development. Dixon's work serves as a training and research platform for undergraduate and graduate students. The lab is heavily focused on the real-world application of both RFT and ACT to persons with disabilities, and to do so, a full time clinical service dedicated to cognition, behavior, and mindfulness (CBM) sees clients every day. Additional work on RFT and ACT includes best practices of delivery methods, ethics, exploring basic behavioral mechanisms, and theoretical advancements. We are always looking for new students at both levels and typically offer tuition waivers and funding for doctoral students.

Here is a sample of published research by Dr. Dixon and Dr. Rehfeldt pertaining to ACT and Relational Frame Theory: 

Dixon, M. R., & Hayes, S. C. (2022). On the Disruptive Effects of Behavior Analysis on Behavior Analysis: The High Cost of Keeping Out Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Training. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-7.

Dixon, M. R., Hayes, S. C., Stanley, C., Law, S., & al-Nasser, T. (2020). Is Acceptance and Commitment Training or Therapy (ACT) a method that applied behavior analysts can and should use?. The Psychological Record, 70(4), 559-579.

Hayes, S. C., Merwin, R. M., McHugh, L., Sandoz, E. K., A-Tjak, J. G., Ruiz, F. J., ... & McCracken, L. M. (2021). Report of the ACBS Task Force on the strategies and tactics of contextual behavioral science research. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 20, 172-183.

Dixon, M. R., Paliliunas, D., Barron, B. F., Schmick, A. M., & Stanley, C. R. (2021). Randomized controlled trial evaluation of ABA content on IQ gains in children with autism. Journal of Behavioral Education, 30(3), 455-477.

Dixon, M. R., Belisle, J., Rehfeldt, R. A., & Root, W. B. (2018). Why we are still not acting to save the world: The upward challenge of a post-Skinnerian behavior science. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 41(1), 241-267.

Dixon, M. R., Dymond, S., Rehfeldt, R., Roche, B., & Zlomke, K. R. (2003). Terrorism and Relational Frame Theory. Behavior & Social Issues, 13(1), 129-147.

Dixon M., & Zlomke K. (2005). Using the precursor to the relational evaluation procedure (PREP) to establish the relational frames of sameness, opposition, and distinction. Revista Latinoamericana De Psicologia [serial online]. 2005;37(2):305-316. 

Dixon M., Zlomke K., & Rehfeldt R. (2006). Restoring Americans' Nonequivalent Frames of Terror: An Application of Relational Frame Theory. Behavior Analyst Today [serial online]. July 2006;7(3):275-289.

Dixon, M. R., & Lemke, M. M. (2007). Reducing Prejudice towards Middle Eastern Persons as Terrorists. European Journal Of Behavior Analysis, 8(1), 5-12.

Ninness, C., Dixon, M., Barnes-Holmes, D., Rehfeldt, R., Rumph, R., McCuller, G., & ... McGinty, J. (2009). Constructing and Deriving Reciprocal Trigonometric Relations: A Functional Analytic Approach. Journal Of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42(2), 191-208.

Dymond, S., Bateman, H., & Dixon, M. R. (2010). Derived Transformation of Children's Pregambling Game Playing. Journal Of The Experimental Analysis Of Behavior, 94(3), 353-363.

Wilson, A. N., & Dixon, M. R. (2010). A Mindfulness Approach to Improving Classroom Attention. Journal of Behavioral Health and Medicine, 1, 137-142, (2).

Dr. Mark R. Dixon, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Dixon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctorate and a clinical professor at the Department of Disability and Human Development. Dr. Dixon has published 12 books, over 230 peer reviewed journal articles, and delivered 1000s of presentations around the globe. His research and/or expert opinions have been featured in Time Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, National Public Radio, This American Life, and Netflix’s series Bill Nye Saves the World. Dr. Dixon cares for individuals and their families impacted by autism and other developmental disabilities through his innovative research that guides practice. He has generated millions of dollars of funding to infuse behavior analysis within local schools and treatment facilities and created multiple clinics for persons diagnosed with autism and related conditions.

(This webpage was updated on October 12, 2022)

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University of Iowa -- Emily Thomas

University of Iowa -- Emily Thomas

Dr. Emily Thomas (formerly Kroska) directs the THRIVE Lab at the University of Iowa. The THRIVE Lab examines the effectiveness of ACT with at-risk samples. The lab also examines the role of ACT processes (psychological flexibility, mindfulness) in the link between traumatic life experiences and long-term outcomes -- both physical and psychological outcomes. Moreover, her work has investigated psychological flexibility amidst COVID-19-related adversity, measurement of psychological flexibility and approach-avoidance processes, and mHealth interventions. The lab personnel include graduate students, post-baccalaureate staff, and undergraduate students. Dr. Thomas accepts PhD students through the University of Iowa's Clinical Science PhD program within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences; however, she will not be accepting applications for matriculation in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

http://kroska.lab.uiowa.edu

 

(This webpage was updated on October 12, 2022)

emilykroska

University of Jyväskylä - Raimo Lappalainen (ACT; master's, doctorate, licensure; Finland)

University of Jyväskylä - Raimo Lappalainen (ACT; master's, doctorate, licensure; Finland)

Visit Dr. Lappalainen's faculty page and read more about the University of Jyväskylä program here.

 

(This webpage was updated on May 14, 2018)

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University of Massachusetts at Boston - Liz Roemer (MF, ACT; PhD; USA)

University of Massachusetts at Boston - Liz Roemer (MF, ACT; PhD; USA)

Visit the link below to view Liz Roemer's current and former graduate students and examples of their recent research on experiential/emotional avoidance, emotion regulation and mindfulness as they relate to anxiety as well as recovery from traumatic exposure.

Liz Roemer's lab webpage

Liz Roemer's faculty webpage

 

(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)

Liz Roemer

University of Nevada, Reno - Steve Hayes (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

University of Nevada, Reno - Steve Hayes (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

 

The University of Nevada lab is focused on creating a scientific paradigm that supports human transformation.

It seeks the development of a coherent, pragmatically useful, innovative, empirical, behavioral approach to psychological science that will enable significant steps forward in our understanding of human beings, the creation of human progress, and in the alleviation of human suffering.

It consciously tries to give away its research program by supporting the development of successful research laboratories with these goals world wide.

The lab has been at the forefront in the development of functional contextualism, Relational Frame Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Process-Based Therapy.

Doctoral graduates from Steve Hayes's lab who also agree to a "science oath" receive the "Behavioralis Junkus degree" and learn the secret behavioral handshake.

Below are links to the current labbies, a list of lab graduates, the science oath, and a comprehensive list of all dissertations to come out of the lab. Because of Steve's age (he will be 74 this coming summer, in August of 2022) the lab is no longer admitting students.

Steven Hayes

Current UNR Labbies

Current UNR Labbies

The ACT/RFT Lab at UNR is winding down because Steve is 73 and in a retirement glideout that will put him outside UNR as of JUne 2023.

 

Current lab members are:

Fred Chin (who will be on clinical internship in the Fall of 2022)

Patrick Smith (expected to finish his PhD in Spring of 2022)

Stu Law 

Michelle Foreman

Neal Falletta-Cowden

 

Jen Plumb

Dissertation List: Students of Steve Hayes

Dissertation List: Students of Steve Hayes

Here are the dissertations that have come from the lab over the years

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Dissertations

1. Cognitive Therapy of Depression: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis of Component and Process Issues. Zettle, Robert Douglas, PhD. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1984.

2. Stimulus Equivalence and Language Development In Children By Devany, Jeanne Marie, PhD. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1985.

3. The Relationship Between Two Classes of Measures Examined Idiothetically and Nomothetically. Turner, Arlinza Earl, PhD. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1986.

4. The Use of Therapist Rules, Self-Rules, and Contingency-Shaped Feedback in the Treatment of Social Skills Deficits in Adults. Rosenfarb, Irwin Shimon, PhD. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1986.

5. Higher-Order Control Over Equivalence Classes and Response Sequences: An Experimental Analogue of Simple Syntactical Relations. Wulfert, Edelgard, PhD. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1987.

6. Conditional Control of Equivalence and the Relations Different and Opposite: A Behavior Analytic Model of Complex Verbal Behavior. Steele, David Lee, PhD. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1987.

7. The effects of verbal consequences for rule-following on sensitivity to programmed contingencies of reinforcement. Haas, Joseph Raymond, PhD. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1991.

University of Nevada, Reno Dissertations

8. Client metaphor use in a contextual form of therapy.
McCurry, Susan Melancon. 1991

9. An analysis of the process of client change in a contextual approach to therapy.
Khorakiwala, Durriyah. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1991. 9131276.

10. A behavior analysis of complex human functioning: Analogical reasoning.
Lipkens, Regina. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1992. 9230123.

11.The evaluation, and remediation of obstacles to Japanese/European-American intercultural communication from a behavior analytic perspective.
Leonhard, Christoph Harald. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1994. 9507030.

12. Transfer of function through equivalence: Modification effects based upon nodality and contextual control.
Kohlenberg, Barbara Saree. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1994. 9511783.

13. Examining the differential effects of feedback in ply-form and track-form on staff training of consumers in a sheltered workshop.
Huntley, Kenneth Robert. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1995. 9607988.

14. A study of paradoxical cognitive responding in thought suppression.
Afari, Niloofar. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1996. 9716666.

15. Acceptance, suppression, and monitoring of personally-relevant unwanted thoughts in women diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
Pistorello, Jacqueline. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1998. 9833383.

16. Relational acquisition of stimulus function in substance dependence: A preliminary examination of drug versus nondrug related equivalence classes.
Wilson, Kelly Gene. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1998. 9916966.

17. The effects of suppression and acceptance on thought and emotion.
Walser, Robyn Darleen. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1998. 9916965.

18. An experimental analysis of the effects of an intrusive academic advising package on academic performance, satisfaction, and retention.
Sayrs, David Michael. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1999. 9961154.

19. Toward an empirical analysis of verbal motivation: A possible preparation for distinguishing discriminative and motivational functions of verbal stimuli.
Ju, Winifred Chin-Teh. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2000. 9985720.

20. Dismantling instruction to distract from a painful stimulus: Approach /avoidance functions of distracting instructions.
Grundt, Adam Matthew. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2000. 9963610.

21. Acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of symptoms of psychosis.
Bach, Patricia Ann. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2000. 9995329.

22. Processes of change: Acceptance versus 12 -step in polysubstance -abusing methadone clients.
Bissett, Richard Thorman. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2001. 3042769.

23. Culture and acceptance and control -based strategies: Predictors of psychological adjustment among Asian Americans and Caucasian Americans.
Cook, Dosheen. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2003. 3099703.

24. Acceptance -based treatment of regulatory internal stimuli in nicotine -dependent smokers: A controlled comparison with transdermal nicotine replacement.
Gifford, Elizabeth Ruth van der Veen. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2003. 3090908.

25. Using acceptance and commitment therapy in the support of parents of children diagnosed with autism.
Blackledge, John T. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2004. 3164681.

26. A randomized controlled effectiveness trial comparing patient education with and without acceptance and commitment therapy for type 2 diabetes self-management.
Gregg, Jennifer Ann. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2004. 3131748.

27. The impact of training deictic frames on perspective taking with young children: A relational frame approach to theory of mind.
Weil, Timothy M. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2006. 3239878.

28. Acceptance and Commitment Training and stigma toward people with psychological disorders: Developing a new technology.
Masuda, Akihiko. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2006. 3231683.

29. A randomized clinical trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus Progressive Relaxation Training in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.
Twohig, Michael P. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2007. 3275827.

30. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of obesity -related stigma and weight control.
Lillis, Jason. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2007. 3275825.

31. The effect of acceptance and commitment training on clinician willingness to use empirically-supported pharmacotherapy for drug and alcohol abuse.
Varra, Alethea A. A. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2007. 3280752.

32. The role of acceptance in cognitive behavioral treatment for chronic pain in an HIV -positive community sample.
Pierson, Heather M. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2008. 3339137.

33. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with dually diagnosed individuals.
Pankey, Julieann. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2008. 3339134.

34. Examining the motivational effects of verbal stimuli: An application of motivational augmentals.
Jackson, Marianne. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2008. 3311921.

35.Relational coherence and transformation of function in ambiguous and unambiguous relational networks.
Quinones, Jennifer L. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2008. 3312249.

36. In search of operant classes in the real world: A case for synonyms and antonyms.
Berens, Nicholas M. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2009. 3375369.
 

37. A Valued Path to Change: Evaluation of a Brief Values Intervention with College Students Seeking Therapy.
Bunting, Kara. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2010. 3434072.

38. Examining the use of Cognitive Defusion Exercises to Treat High-Order Repetitive and Restrictive Behaviors Displayed by Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Eilers, Heidi J. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2010. 3434078.

39. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Improving Adaptive Functioning in Persons with a History of Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury.
Sylvester, Merry. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2011. 3472789.

40. A Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Intervention for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Obesity.
Fletcher, Lindsay. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2011. 3490761.

41. An Experience Sampling Study of Psychological Processes and their Relation to Functional Outcome among Individuals with Severe Psychopathology.
Vilardaga, Roger. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2012. 3539204.

42. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Longstanding Chronic Pain in a Community-Based Outpatient Group Setting.
Plumb Vilardaga, Jennifer C. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2012. 3550275.

43. Evaluating a Prototype Acceptance and Commitment Training Web-Based Prevention Program for Depression and Anxiety in College Students.
Levin, Michael E. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2013. 3595669.

44. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Decrease High-Prevalence Psychopathology by Targeting Self-Compassion: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Yadavaia, James E. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2013. 3595782.

45.Examining the Utility of Functional Process Models of Distress Tolerance in Predicting Psychopathology.
Villatte, Jennifer L. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2013. 3608797.

46. Examining the Efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients Diagnosed with Hypertension.
Hildebrandt, Mikaela J. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2014. 3626068.

47. Development and Evaluation of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Online Competency Assessment: A Contextual Behavioral Building Block Approach.
Long, Douglas M. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2015. 3724133.

48. Development of the Reno Inventory of Self-Perspective (RISP): Measuring self in the ACT model.
Jeffcoat, Tami R. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2015. 3724131.

49. Mental Toughness: An Investigation of Verbal Processes on Athletic Performance.
Leeming, Emily M. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016. 10126158.

50. Values Across the Lifespan Questionnaire (VALQUEST): Development of a New Values Assessment Tool for Use with Older Adults.
Catlin, Casey C. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018. 13420927.

51. A Component and Process Analysis of the Impact of Enhanced Self-Instructional Packets on Behavioral Programming.
Al-Nasser, Thouraya. University of Nevada, Reno. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2020. 27738608.

52. An Idionomic Network Analysis of Psychological Processes and Outcomes.
Sanford, Brandon T. University of Nevada, Reno. 2021.
 

Steven Hayes

Steve Hayes Lab Graduates

Steve Hayes Lab Graduates

This list of lab graduates is in order of first to most recent. Below their names are their first major post-doctoral and / or current positions.

  • Robert Douglas "the Z" Zettle Wichita State University
  • Jeanne M. Devany Auburn University (now retired)
  • Arlinza E. "Sonny" Turner* Albert Einstein School of Medicine (deceased)
  • Irwin Rosenfarb Auburn University (now at Alliant University)
  • Edelgard Wulfert State University of New York at Albany
  • David Steele Greensboro Area Health Education Center (now retired)
  • Joseph Raymond Haas Children's Behavioral Services, Reno, NV  (now retired)
  • Susan Melancon McCurry University of Washington School of Medicine  (now retired)
  • Durriyah Khorakiwala Keiser Permanente Hospital (now in private practice, Pleasanton, CA)
  • Regina Lipkens University College of North Wales (now at Sancta Maria Psychiatric Hospital, Sint-Truiden, Belgium)
  • Christoph Leonhard Harvard Medical School (now at Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
  • Barbara S. Kohlenberg Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Reno (now at the University of Nevada, Reno)
  • Kenneth R. Huntley
  • Niloofar Afari University of Washington School of Medicine (now at the University of California San Diego)
  • Jacqueline Pistorello University of Nevada, Reno  (now retired)
  • Robyn Walser Weber State University (now at the Palo Alto VA, National Center for PTSD)
  • Kelly G. Wilson University of Mississippi (now retired)
  • David M. Sayrs Pierce College (now at the University of Washington)
  • Winifred C. T. Ju Center for the Disabled, Cohoes, NY (now at the West Salem Clinic, Salem, OR)
  • Adam M. Grundt Dartmouth College (now at the Hazelton Institute)
  • Patricia Bach University of Chicago School of Medicine (now in private practice)
  • Richard Bissett University of Nevada, Reno (now retired)
  • Dosheen Cook Rural Regional Clinics, Carson City, NV
  • Elizabeth Gifford Center for Health Care Evaluation Palo Alto Veteran's Administration and Stanford University  (now retired)
  • J. T. Blackledge University of Wollongong, Australia (now at Morehead State University, Morehead, KY)
  • Jennifer Gregg San Jose State University
  • Akihiko Masuda University of Texas, Houston Health Sciences Center (now University of Hawaii)
  • Timothy Weil University of South Florida (now in private practice)=
  • Jason Lillis Palo Alto Veteran's Administration and Stanford University (now at Brown University)
  • Michael Twohig Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Alethea Varra VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA 
  • Julieann Pankey University of Alaska, Fairbanks (now in private practice)
  • Heather Pierson VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA
  • Nicholas Berens Center for Advanced Learning, Reno, NV (now at Fit Learning, New York)
  • Kara Bunting Private practice
  • Heidi J. Eilers Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
  • Merry Sylvester Private practice
  • Lindsay Fletcher Private practice
  • Roger Vilardaga University of Washington (now at Duke University)
  • Jennifer C. Plumb Vilardaga University of Washington (now at Duke University)
  • Michael E. Levin Utah State University
  • James E. Yadavaia Long Beach VA
  • Jennifer L. Villatte University of Washington (now at the National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Mikaela J. Hildebrandt Private practice
  • Douglas M. Long Brown University
  • Tami R. Jeffcoat University of Nevada, Reno (now in private practice)
  • Emily M. Leeming Military resilience training
  • Casey C. Catlin Brown University
  • Thouraya Al-Nasser Memphis University
  • Brandon T. Sanford Medical University of South Carolina
     
Steven Hayes

The Hayes Lab Science Oath

The Hayes Lab Science Oath

At the end of their training lab graduates are offered the opportunity to take the lab science oath. If they do, they then can receive the "Behavioralis Junkus" degree and be eligible for all of the incredible benefits that flow from it such as being able to sign their letters "Behavioral Yours." Steve Hayes conducts a solemn ceremony in which lab graduates swear to the oath, learn the secret behavioral handshake, and are awarded the highest honor any lab graduate can ever receive, the Behavioralis Junkus degree.

 

The Behavioralis Junkus Science Oath

Among other more specific forms of training, lab members are trained to have a set of scientific values. These are they. As I state each, affirm it -- if it is in your values to do so:

1. Without diminishing the importance of other forms of knowledge, such as that based in clinical and life experience, do you affirm the value of science as a way of knowing?

2. Will you work to protect science from social, personal, and political pressures that can distort its integrity and do you promise never to lie in a scientific document?

3. Will you fight for the right of scientists to observe, analyze, experiment, theorize, and freely exchange ideas in any domain of human interest?

4. Will you promote the broad application of scientific knowledge to problems of human concern and will you insist that scientific knowledge be given proper attention and due weight in human decision making, in public policy, and in the alleviation of human suffering?

Then as Chief Bozo on this Bus, by the powers invested in me by my mentors and by my mentors’ mentors, from A. R. Gilliland to Allen L. Edwards, from Allen L. Edwards to John D. Cone; and from John D. Cone to me, and from Nate Schoenfeld and Fred Keller to Jim Dinsmoor, from Jim Dinsmoor to Hal Leitenberg; from Hal Leitenberg to David Barlow, from David Barlow to me, I ask you to respect that tradition, honor it, to do right by it, and to carry it forward as I declare you recipient of Behavioralis Junkus degree number #xx with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities that obtain thereto.

Let us all congratulate xx as (she/he) learns the secret behavioral handshake.
 

 

Steven Hayes

University of Queensland (ACT; MPsychClin, PhD; Australia) - Kenneth Pakenham

University of Queensland (ACT; MPsychClin, PhD; Australia) - Kenneth Pakenham

Dr. Pakenham is an Emeritus Professor in clinical and health psychology at The University of Queensland. His research interests are in the areas of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), positive psychology and clinical health psychology. His specific interests include: the application of ACT to building resilience and promoting mental health, and investigation into adaptation to negative or stressful life events such as trauma, chronic illness, and caregiving. Dr. Pakenham has developed and evaluated several ACT-based resilience training interventions which have been delivered in face-to-face groups and online. He is also interested in integrating self-care skills into ACT training and has developed a values-informed model of self-care. His comitment to a 'practice what you teach' approach to his work and personal development is reflected in his recently published memoir "The Trauma Banquet".

Faculty Page

Program Page

 

 

(This webpage was updated on October 12, 2022)

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University of Tampere (ACT; MA; Finland)

University of Tampere (ACT; MA; Finland)

Read more about the program in the department of psychology here.

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University of Texas at Tyler-Olga V. Berkout (ACT/FC; PhD, MA; USA)

University of Texas at Tyler-Olga V. Berkout (ACT/FC; PhD, MA; USA)

East Texas Contextual Behavioral Science Lab (ETX-CBS)

The ETX-CBS lab focuses on the intersection between mental health and technology from a contextual behavioral science framework. The lab is located within the University of Texas at Tyler, which has a new Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology as well as a Master's program which prepares trainees for LPA licensure in Texas. The program is working on pursuing APA accreditation and has been approved for a site visit. Further information about the program may be located on our website and in the presentation by our graduate admissions advisor linked below.

https://www.uttyler.edu/psychology/graduate/phd-clinical-psychology/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irmgS1z_ae4&fbclid=IwAR1YnPw0o5eMtXN5sEbjDC_93FRPWgkJ2orowoK3U0z8fFSGi0LgNuEklt4


ETX-CBS is led by Dr. Olga V. Berkout. Dr. Berkout received her Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi and completed her internship at the University of Vermont, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an assistant professor within the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Texas at Tyler and a list of her current publications may be found on her Google Scholar profile https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Bc0G28oAAAAJ&hl=en
 

(This page was updated October 2022).

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University of Toledo - Clarissa Ong (ACT/MF/FC/PBT, Ph.D., USA)

University of Toledo - Clarissa Ong (ACT/MF/FC/PBT, Ph.D., USA)

The Process-Oriented Intervention Science (POIS) lab primarily focuses on developing effective, efficient, and accessible treatments using process-based and behavioral approaches. As such, people interested in studying ACT processes, cross-cutting processes of change (e.g., perfectionism, rumination), and ways to make treatments more inclusive would be a great fit for our lab.

Please visit our website to learn more about the lab. You can also find our lab manual on the website, which will give you a sense of our lab values and culture.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about our work at clarissa.ong@utoledo.edu. (Note that I do not meet with graduate applicants before interviews to be fair to everyone applying, as I cannot meet with every single person.) 

Clarissa Ong

University of Washington (ACT; PhD; USA) - Jonathan Bricker

University of Washington (ACT; PhD; USA) - Jonathan Bricker

 

Students interested in UW adult clinical PHD program can include mention of interest Dr. Bricker's lab, as their co-mentor with core faculty, in their personal statement on the application. Selection is highly competitive.

From Dr. Brickers Faculty Page:

I provide University of Washington clinical psychology predoctoral mentoring as well as national-level postdoctoral/early career faculty mentoring in developing research topics and programs, grant writing, and paper writing and publications. As of November 2022, I have mentored ten predoctoral and nine postdoctoral/early career scientists, including six NIH K-awardees. Mentees usually become core members of our collaborative group of psychologists, research therapists, statistician, data collectors and coders, and program manager.

As background, I am a Full Professor of Public Health at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Affiliate Professor and Member of the Graduate Faculty in Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. I am a founder and leader of the Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (“HABIT”) Research Group. The HABIT research group focuses on developing and testing innovative theory-based behavioral interventions for tobacco cessation and weight loss, especially those delivered in widely disseminable technology platforms. Our team has developed a novel health behavior change intervention model based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (“ACT”). The principal investigator of over $26 million US dollars in research grants, I have been leading seven NIH R01 randomized trial grants, as well as led or collaborated on multiple other Federal and private research grants. As of November 2022, my current grants focus on testing a machine learning natural language processing “chat bot” for quitting smoking, several smartphone applications for tobacco cessation in the general population, among cancer patients, and among adolescents, and a weight loss telephone coaching program based on ACT. Our “iCanQuit” smartphone app based on ACT was proven more effective than a leading National Cancer Institute smartphone app based on the US Clinical Practice Guidelines in a large randomized trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine. iCanQuit is now publicly available. I have published over 120 peer-reviewed research articles on addictions, behavioral interventions, and technologies. Currently, I serve as Senior Editor of the journal Addiction - the highest impact substance abuse journal. I have served as a regular member of several NIH Study Sections, including the IPTA addiction interventions study section, and have chaired several NIH special emphasis panels including the TCORS tobacco regulatory review panel. I have provided expert testimony to State legislators, including in support of the Washington State Tobacco 21 bill that was soon after signed into law. My TEDx talk, The Secret to Self Control, has been viewed over 7 million times and my work has been featured in popular books, documentaries, and news outlets across the world. A licensed clinical psychologist, I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington.

Click here for the HABIT lab page: https://research.fredhutch.org/habit/en.html 

 

 

(This webpage was updated on November 8, 2022)

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Utah State University ACT Research Group - Michael Twohig & Michael Levin (ACT; PhD; USA)

Utah State University ACT Research Group - Michael Twohig & Michael Levin (ACT; PhD; USA)

We co-direct an ACT-focused research group at Utah State University (USU). We train graduate students in our group through the USU Clinical/Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program and interview for 1-2 new graduate students to join our lab each year. Graduate students get a wealth of opportunities to develop their research and clinical skills in ACT including through our ACT-focused practicum, courses, and our highly active research labs. Our group also offers professional training and clinical services.

To learn more about our research group and training opportunities, please visit our website: http://www.UtahACT.com/

You can also contact us by e-mail at Michael.Twohig@usu.edu or Mike.Levin@usu.edu

 

(This webpage was updated on October 12th 2022)

Michael Levin

Western Michigan University - Scott Gaynor (FC/ACT/RFT/FAP/BA; PhD; USA)

Western Michigan University - Scott Gaynor (FC/ACT/RFT/FAP/BA; PhD; USA)

Dr. Gaynor's research interests include psychotherapy process and outcome, especially applying contemporary behavior therapy approaches. He and his laboratory are currently working on intervention studies involving children, adolescent, and young adult samples. He is also interested in the experimental analysis of human and non-human behavior.

The Behavior Research and Therapy Laboratory is committed to the scientist-practitioner model. As such, our intervention studies have two related purposes. First, for the participants involved, we hope to provide interventions that can legitimately improve their lives. Second, while providing these interventions we attempt to rigorously evaluate them, hoping to determine empirically if and why they are helpful. Currently we are working on intervention studies involving children, adolescent, and young adult samples.

Visit Dr. Gaynor's Home Page for more information or contact him at scott.gaynor@wmich.edu

The clinical psychology program at Western Michigan University is a behavioral program, and faculty there conduct research and train in modern behavioral psychotherapies such as Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Behavioral Activation (BA).

Visit the program webpage for further information.

 

 

(This webpage was updated on October 12, 2022)

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Wichita State University - Rob Zettle (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

Wichita State University - Rob Zettle (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

Dr. Zettle is a tenured professor in the clinical psychology program at Wichita State University. Dr. Zettle was Steven Hayes' first doctoral student and thus has had extensive training in ACT (>20 years). Students who enter the clinical psychology doctoral program at Wichita State University and work with Dr. Zettle can receive training in ACT. The common thread running through Dr. Zettle's research is an attempt to better understand the roles that languaging and verbal behavior play in the initiation, maintenance, and alleviation of human suffering from a functional contextualistic perspective. Some of the research projects are more basic in nature, while others are more explicitly applied and clinical in their focus. More basic research projects focus on the development of both self-report and behavioral ways of assessing processes that contribute to psychological flexibility/rigidity as well as experimentally manipulating these same processes in impacting analogues of clinical forms of human suffering, such as anxiety and mood disorders. More applied research projects compare the clinical outcomes and related processes associated with traditional cognitive-behavioral interventions in treatment of depression versus ACT and related acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches.

If you are interested in joining/working with Dr. Zettle's lab, more information about his lab and his contact information can be found at http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=psychology&p=/labs/zettlelab/.

 

 

(This webpage was updated on May 10, 2018)

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