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Colombia Chapter (ACBS-CO)

Affiliated 2020

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ACBS Colombia was founded in 2020 with the goal of fostering and strengthening the practice of Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS) and its related fields.

In Colombia, behavioral science has extensively grown since the 70s. This community of behavior analytic researchers and practitioners has flourished in the middle of a very complex context within a country that have a history of over 60 years of internal conflict. The intricate social and cultural dynamics that converge in Colombia demand analyses and interventions that aid promoting people’s wellbeing and psychological flexibility, foundational aspects of CBS.

The members of the ACBS Colombian chapter (ACBS-CO) have widely diverse interests, going from basic (e.g., RFT, EBA) to applied research (e.g. ACT, FAP, cultural practices), passing through translational and dissemination areas.
ACBS-CO wants to offer a space in which its members can share new knowledge and experiences while finding support to continue growing as practitioners, researchers, and students.

Welcome to your place, welcome to ACBS-CO 

Chapter Contact

President: Alexandra Ávila
Secretary: Diego Leal

Board Officers

  • President: Alexandra Ávila
  • Secretary: Diego Leal -
  • VP Practice: Juan Camilo Vargas
  • VP Research: Guillermo Aldana
  • VP Diversity: Mateo Bernal 
  • Student Representative: Paula Rodríguez 



The purpose of the organization shall be to foster the development of contextual behavioral science (CBS) in Colombia. The ACBS-CO seeks to embrace a collaborative work among scholars, researchers, educators, students, and practitioners interested in CBS to create value-oriented environments that aid improving well-being and reducing human suffering.

Chapter Commitments 2023-2025

  • Organize a podcast series for Spanish-Speakers.
  • Organize webinars.
  • Promote community engagement by peer-consultaton groups, meeting at ACBS conference.
  • Support transparent communication among ACBSers in Colombia


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