Children, Adolescents & Families SIG

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Children, Adolescents & Families Special Interest Group

Affiliated 2010

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Contact Information

Marcia Gordeyko, PhD
Registered Psychologist
Clinical Lead - Trauma Treatment Service
Edmonton, Alberta

2018 Officers

Marcia Gordeyko, PhD, President

Chris McCurry, PhD, Vice President

Teresa Hulsey, MS, Manager

Leigh Swanson, MS, Communications Coorinator

Sook Huey, MA, Member at Large

Stephanie Caldas, MS, Student Representative

Founding Memebers
Amy Murrell, PhD
Lisa Coyne, PhD
Louise Hayes, PhD
Michelle Woidneck, MA
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

Possible SIG Activities

  • Listserv
  • Annual meeting at ACBS World Conference
  • Annual panel discussion regarding the state of the work sponsored by the CAF SIG
  • Resource Toolbox for CAF SIG

Description of Membership

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