Applying ACT to Addictions SIG

Applying ACT to Addictions SIG

Applying ACT to Addictions Special Interest Group

Affiliated 2013

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SIG Leaders

Cordelia Kraus, President, leadership team
Suganja Sooriyakumar, President-Elect
Ali Cooper, Roster Manager
Gabriella Svanberg, Facebook Manager
Nancy Haug, leadership team member

Contact Information

Cordelia Kraus, LPC, CADC1
Consultant, Therapist
Private Practice
Portland, OR, USA

Mission Statement

The mission of the Applying ACT to Addictions SIG is to foster the application of ACT and CBS to the understanding and treatment of harmful substance and activity addictions leading to their alleviation.

Topics of Interest

We will develop and share better skills and techniques for the application of ACT specifically to problems of abuse and dependence on substances, and compulsive engagement in harmful activities. We will certainly keep abreast of current research and trends in the field of addictions. We plan to dedicate some energy to updating the practices used in addiction rehabilitation programs (both inpatient and outpatient) and addiction therapy and support groups to include applications of contextual science as well as other science-based techniques and practices.

Description of SIG membership

We are an international group of researchers, teachers, and therapists who see a rather clear connection between having addictions and attempts to avoid private internal experiences, fusing with some very unhelpful thoughts/ideas, and a disconnect from one's values.

SIG Activities

The SIG has met together at every ACBS World Conference since 2013 to establish a mission and carry it out. We have established both a Listserv and a Facebook group and we encourage every AAA-SIG member to join either or both. We encourage all AAA-SIG members to introduce themselves on Facebook and our listserv, and share their thoughts on where they want our SIG to go and what they are willing to contribute. The leadership team is listening. The AAA-SIG also maintains a webpage of protocols and research resources from which to draw.

Henry Steinberger