Several ACT and RFT electronic mailings lists (often called "listservs") have been established to serve as communication forums for interested parties. Not sure what a listserv is or how to join? See our helpful pointers on using the lists through yahoo groups. For more general information about the listservs, as well as information about the new ACT and RFT listservs, visit this page.
Click on a link below to learn more about joining a particular mailing list:
- ABA Clinical SIG
- Kid ACT
- ACBS Student SIG
- ACBS in Education
- ACT & Christians
- ACTing with Technology SIG
- Applying ACT to Addictions SIG
- Children, Adolescents, and Families SIG
- Contextual Medicine
- College/University Student Mental Health SIG
- Evolution Science SIG
- Pain SIG
- Psychosis SIG
- Social Work ACT SIG
- ACT-Based Coaching
- Evo Science SIG
- ACBS FAP SIG
- Sport, Health, and Human Performance SIG
- LGBTQA SIG
- Psychedelic and Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness SIG
- Women in ACBS SIG
- Alberta ACBS Chapter
- Brazil (Portuguese) ACT
- French ACT
- Norwegian ACT
- Spanish ACT/RFT
- United Kingdom ACT
- Australia/New Zealand ACT
- Dutch Language ACT/Nederlandstalige ACT
- German Language ACT
- Swedish Language ACT
- Serbo-Croatian language / Western Balkans ACT
- Southeastern USA Chapter
- Polish language ACT
- Persian / Farsi ACT
This mailing list serves as a forum for non-professionals to discuss ACT. It is not meant to deal with requests for specific professional advice, but it will deal broadly with common personal problems. There are no requirements to join other than interest in the subject.
This is the primary ACT mailing list, serving as a forum for clinicians and scientists to discuss current conceptual, scientific, and practice developments in ACT and RFT. It is restricted to professionals or graduate students in relevant fields. It is not meant to deal with requests for advice about personal problems. Paid ACBS membership (student or professional) is required to join the ACT Listserv for professionals. Non-professionals are invited to join the "ACT for the Public" mailing list above.
Find out how to join and more here.
This is the primary RFT mailing list, serving as a forum for scientists and practitioners to discuss current conceptual, scientific, and practice developments in RFT and ACT. It is restricted to professionals or graduate students in relevant fields. Paid ACBS membership (student or professional) is required to join the RFT Listserv.
Find out how to join and more here.
The ABA Clinical Special Interest Group is composed of those members of the Association for Behavior Analysis working in the application of behavior analysis in clinical domains. This list serves as a forum for members of the ABA Clinical SIG to discuss relevant conceptual, scientific, and practical issues.
This list serves as a forum for scientists, scholars, practitioners, and students to discuss Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT) with therapist, practitioners, and consultants who work with kids, parents, families, and teachers. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behavior in the service of chosen values.
This is the mailing list for the student member Special Interest Group of ACBS. Click to join the ACBS Student SIG list
The purpose of this listserv is to facilitate discussion of the implication of contextual behavioral science, RFT, and ACT for education.
Christian clients have a specific worldview which presents individual opportunities and challenges within the psychotherapy process. This group investigates these, specifically with reference to behaviour analysis. The target audience are psychotherapists although all those interested are welcome. There is no restriction regarding the beliefs of the participants. However, this is not a forum for discussions about the veracity of Christian beliefs or a comparison with any other beliefs, unless such a reference is very relevant to the discussion.
Our primary aim is to support and encourage the development and use of effective technological tools (e.g., internet-based interventions, mobile technology, apps and dedicated devices) within a contextual behavioural science framework. We hope that, through promoting open and robust discussion and the sharing of ideas and resources on the SIG listserv, we can both contribute to and benefit from an evidence base around the development and use of practical and effective technological tools.
This is the ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioral Science) SIG (Special Interest Group) for ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) clinicians, researchers, academics, trainers, AODA counselors, students and others interested in the application of ACT to people dealing with addictions: the addicted, those working with such clients/patients, and the addicted person’s family, friends and concerned others. Though addictions and their treatment can be complex, it appears that people with addictions are almost always following an avoidance agenda and have become disconnected from their higher values or their commitment to those values. This listserv will serve as a venue for sharing research, clinical techniques, insights, experience, opinions, and other information, so that we can improve our approaches to understanding and overcoming addictions. By bringing all the aspects of ACT, that is mindfulness, acceptance, defusion, perspective taking, commitment and values, to addiction treatment, and actively promote this approach, we will bring better treatment options to people with addictions and the people who want to help them.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically based behavior change approach based on Relational Frame Theory (RFT) that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies to promote committed value driven behavior. ACT encourages psychological flexibility, which involves contacting the present moment and changing or persisting in valued actions without attempts to change the form or frequency of painful internal experiences. This list serves as a forum for clinicians, scientists, and students who are members of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) to discuss the current research and clinical applications of ACT and RFT for children, teens, parents, and teachers.
This is a list serve for psychiatrists, physicians, behavioral health providers from other fields, and others (researchers, students, educators) who are interested in the relation of medical practice and biological research to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other aspects of contextual behavioral science. Email Ellen Lewis to learn more and to request membership.
This list serves as a forum for clinicians, scientists, and trainees who are members of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) to discuss college/university students' mental health issues for purposes of professional consultation, collaboration, and more effectively helping this population.
The purpose of the ACBS Evolution Science SIG is to explore and foster the relationship between modern evolution science and contextual behavioral science. This SIG examines the nature and interaction of evolutionary streams (genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, symbolic, and so on), considered at multiple levels of selection (individual and group), from the viewpoint that contextual behavioral science is part of evolution science, emphasizing as it does issues of variation and selective retention, but is integrated into a matrix of related science and disciplines.
An estimated 20-30% of individuals worldwide will have been experiencing physical pain for at least 3 months. The pooled prevalence of pain in the general population of patients with mental health symptoms is reported to be 48%. The Pain Special Interest Group's goals are to promote rigorous empirical investigation, encourage collaboration and mutual support in the work with pain patients and their families, foster communication between researchers and clinicians working with these patients, support public health and public policy initiatives to improve the care of these patients, and to network with other professional and lay organizations serving these patients. Come help us do this.
Psychosis and other severe mental health difficulties cause great suffering among those afflicted. Even though there are a number of efficient pharmacological alternatives for this group, many still suffer from recurring symptoms such as hearing voices or experiencing delusions. Furthermore, there are substantial social costs connected to these diagnoses, where the sufferer often has limited social connections, struggles to work and where family relations are strained. ACT has shown promise for this group both in inpatient and outpatient contexts. This list hopes to connect clinicians, researchers, students, policy makers and others who are interested in advancing psychological treatment for psychosis and other severe mental health difficulties from a contextual perspective.
Gender disparities are reflected in the field of behavioral science, as well as in ACBS. These issues, however, are not specific to our organization, but rather, are a worldwide problem that we believe requires patient, relentless attention and engagement in order to foster prosocial change. We believe that women’s lack of a platform from which to share their perspectives diminishes us as a scientific organization, and limits our ability to represent and serve others who may become part of, or benefit from, our work as a professional body. We suggest that the best way to address this issue is to create a space in which women and allies interested in women’s issues may speak and listen to one another. In so doing, we hope that this space will reflect a more balanced and diverse perspective capable of effecting meaningful change in our organization and our world. Thus, we propose the development of a Women’s SIG.The ACBS Women’s SIG will reflect diversity not just as a value, but also as a practical strategy for facilitating more individual, innovative approaches that include challenges to the organization to overcome disparity as well as to support meaningful growth. As well, we hope that a women's SIG will support the development of a more diverse organization by providing a safe space in which individuals may speak from or share women’s perspectives. We hope that this SIG will allow us to raise issues pertaining to women, and to create sensitivity to the context in which women live, as that context often inherently reflects discrimination and a power differential, to different degrees, across most environments. It is our hope that this SIG will enrich the conversation for all, regardless of gender. We will strive to engage in the community in prosocial ways that help ACBS identify policies and practices that need to change, and to follow those discoveries with action. We would like this group to be a powerful advocate for women of color, for women in oppressive cultures, for young women clinicians and behavioral scientists. Our goal will be to lift them up by its example, help build their strengths, and help them speak with authority and expertise as well as to feel comfortable in bringing the unique and valuable perspective of women to bear on the growth and development of ACBS.
The mission of the organization shall be to foster the development of functional contextual behavioral practice, science, and community service within Alberta, Canada.We provide a point of contact for professional membership and host development activities in locations in Alberta centres where Chapter members are located (currently Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Lethbridge). Activities in the future include inviting guest speakers, holding a consult group, and hosting training events.
Isto é uma lista de endereços de português, particularmente para esses em Brasil.
Toute personne intéressée à échanger et approfondir 'Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.'
Diskusjonsgruppe for fagpersoner interessert i Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Registrering er påkrevd. Som registrert kan du velge å motta og/eller sende nye meldinger pr. epost (vanligst) eller ved å klikke deg inn på gruppens sider på Yahoo-groups. Du må opprette en yahoo-profil (om du ikke har en) for å registrere deg. Gruppen er ment som et forum for terapeuter, studenter og forskere for å diskutere teoretiske, kliniske og forskningsmessige sider ved Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Denne gruppen er ikke ment for å ta seg av spørsmål om råd for personlige problemer. Det er fritt fram å melde seg inn og følge diskusjoner 'passivt', og samtidig oppfordres det til å bidra med spørsmål og meninger for å holde liv i gruppen. Velkommen!
This is a Spanish language ACT/RFT list.
This is an ACT mailing list for professionals in the United Kingdom.
This is an ACT mailing list for professionals down under.
This is a Dutch language ACT forum. Contact Francis De Groot to join this list.
This is a German language ACT mailing list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join this list.
This is a Swedish language ACT website: http://www.svenskapsykologiinstitutet.se/terapeuter/
Also, here is a Swedish ACT facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/176780272348759/
This is the primary ACT mailing list, serving as a forum for clinicians and scientists from Western Balkans region (who speak Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin language) to discuss current conceptual, scientific, and practice developments in ACT and RFT. It is restricted to professionals or graduate students in relevant fields. It is not meant to deal with requests for advice about personal problems. Your membership will be verified when you apply to the listserv.
Contextual Behavioral Science is a scientific strategy and a system of scientific thought based in Functional Contextual philosophy and committed to creating a progressive, coherent, scientific approach to the alleviation of human suffering. This list serves as a forum for clinicians, scientists, students, and affiliates who are members of the Southeastern USA Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) to discuss current conceptual, scientific, and clinical developments in CBS in keeping with that commitment.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is especially well-suited to the practice of social work. Both share a focus on context, strengths, and understanding human suffering in ways that avoid pathologizing individuals and communities. This listserv is the virtual meeting site of the Social Work ACT Special Interest Group of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the primary ACT professional organization.
Here is a listserv for discussions of ACT in Farsi: http://groups.google.com/group/actinfarsi?hl=en
The ACT-Based Coaching SIG provides opportunities for coaches to access relevant resources and materials and to network within the ACBS community in all areas, including research, education, job opportunities, consultation, program development, and supervision. In this SIG, coaches who have integrated ACT principles and practices into their work or are interested in learning how to do so can come together to share information, ask questions, receive support, and strengthen their practice. An additional focus of this SIG is to ensure that ACT-based coaching is addressed in symposia, panels, workshops, and trainings at ACBS world, regional, and local conferences.
The ACBS FAP SIG is open to any ACBS members interested in FAP. This email list serves as a forum for members of the SIG to communicate and connect with each other. Discussion may include the research, teaching, learning and practice of FAP, as well as the interplay and overlap between FAP and other models such as ACT and RFT.
The mission of this Sport, Health, and Human Performance SIG is to promote the practice and research of contextually supported interventions within populations seeking higher levels of performance. This sport, health and performance SIG will meet these goals by creating an open, collegial, and supportive environment for all members. This SIG seeks to contribute to the growing body of work within the area of third wave approaches to human performance and healthy living. The SIG encourages its members to creatively apply third-wave models to their work, training programs, clinical practice, and research.
This is the list serve for the LGBTQA SIG, which focuses on the following areas (although not limited to): building a supportive environment for LGBTQA providers and researchers within ACBS; to better understand issues of sexual orientation, gender non-conformity, and sexual minority communities; applying contextual science to increase understanding contexts that foster heterocentrism, self-stigma, and shame; the development of training toward cultural competency among providers who work with LGBTQA individuals. The group also works to cultivate and maintain a safe atmosphere for LGBTQA individuals to network, meet, and discuss their work at the annual conference of ACBS.
Interest in the scientific study of psychedelic drugs and the associated non-ordinary states of consciousness that they evoke has grown tremendously in the past decade. Once considered a highly promising class of drugs for therapeutic and personal benefit, cultural taboos and legal restrictions effectively ended their study for over 30 years. As those sanctions begin to lift, many questions are left under investigated, and no form of behavioral psychology has ever attempted to study or explain the positive psychological benefits that are strongly suggested by current evidence.