Children, Adolescents & Families SIG

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Children, Adolescents & Families Special Interest Group

Affiliated 2010

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Contact Information

Sasha Rombouts, Ph.D.
Director/Clinical Psychologist
Happy Minds Australia
Brisbane, Queensland

2014 Officers

Sacha Rombouts, Ph.D., President

Neil Mulholland, Ph.D., Vice-President

Michele Thompson, M.S., Secretary

Danielle Moyer, M.S., Communications Coordinator

Kent Kodalen, Ph.D., Member at Large

Melissa Connally, M.S., Student Representative

Jaci Rolffs, Student Representative

Cassandra Pentzien, Student Representative

Jennifer Haymen Lackey, M.A., Student Representative

Jenna Marx, M.S., Student Representative

Founding Officers
Amy Murrell, Ph.D.
Lisa Coyne, Ph.D.
Louise Hayes, Ph.D.
Michelle Woidneck, M.A.
Linda Bilich

General Interest Area to be Specifically Addressed by SIG

Research and clinical applications of ACT/RFT with children, adolescents, parents, at home and in school settings


  • To promote rigorous empirical investigation of both basic processes and applications of ACT- and RFT-based work to children, adolescents, and their families and teachers
  • To encourage collaboration and mutual support of work with children, adolescents, and families through the development of an international community of researchers and clinicians in the ACT community
  • To foster communication between researchers and clinicians who are interested in working with youths and families through an active listserv and therapy consultation groups
  • To link this work to public health initiatives to foster nurturing communities for children, teens, and families

SIG Activities

  • KIDACT listserve (name to be changed to CAF SIG Listserve)
  • Annual meeting at ACBS World Conference
  • Annual poster session at ACBS World Conference
  • Annual panel discussion regarding the state of the work sponsored by the CAF SIG
  • Annual research preconference at least bi-annually at the ACBS World Conference (individuals may present their research projects, at any stage, for consultation with senior scientists)
  • CAF SIG Newsletter published twice per year

Description of Membership

Researchers, clinicians, and students interested in applications of ACT and RFT to children, adolescents, parents and caregivers/teachers.