French-Speaking Chapter Information

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french in the world.jpgFrench-Speaking ACBS

Association Francophone pour une Science Comportementale Contextuelle – Branche francophone de l’ACBS 

Member since June 2011



To foster the development of functional contextual cognitive and behavioral science and to its application in French-speaking regions so as to alleviate human suffering and advance human well being.

Specifically, the organization shall:

  •  a) Serve as a scientific and professional reference group for those in French-speaking areas who identify themselves as scientists, students, or practitioners in disciplines which embrace the principles and practices of contextual behavioral science, or for the interested public.
  •  b) Promote research and scholarship in French-speaking areas focused on the development of a coherent and progressive science of human action that is more adequate to the challenges of the human condition that will:
  •  c) Identify and promote the development of useful basic principles, workable applied theories linked to these principles, effective applied technologies based on these theories, and successful means of training and disseminating these developments, guided by the best available scientific evidence; of effective prevention and intervention strategies.
  •  d) Promote the development of a view of science that values a dynamic, ongoing interaction between its basic and applied elements, and between practical application and empirical knowledge;
  •  e) Promote the development in French-speaking areas of a community of scholars, researchers, educators, and practitioners who will work in a collegial, open, self-critical, non-discriminatory, and mutually supportive way that is effective in producing valued outcomes and in exploring the additional implications of this work, and that emphasizes open and low cost methods of connecting with this work so as to keep the focus on benefit to others;
  •  f) Advise political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to matters pertaining to contextual behavioral science in French-speaking areas.
  •  g) Organize and sponsor forums, conferences, newsletters, journals, websites, list serves and other such activities for the accomplishment of the purposes of the organization

Description of Membership

Members of the Association shall be persons who are interested in the advancement of functional contextual science and practice. Members shall be agreed by the Board of Directors of the Association.

The association comprises Professional, student and affiliated members.

 Professional members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of the Association without restriction. The minimum standard for election to professional membership shall be completion of a terminal degree relevant to the purposes of the Association. Student members shall be currently enrolled at the undergraduate or graduate level or in a program corresponding to an area of relevance to the purposes of the Association. Affiliate members are any members of the public with interests in the purpose of the Association.

All members of the French-speaking Association for Contextual Behavioral Science must join the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Annual membership dues of the Association Francophone pour une Science Comportementale Contextuelle are values-based. All members are invited to contribute to the level that they value the association and its work.

Membership dues are revised annually by the Board of Directors of the Association and paid to the Association annually.

Members shall be regarded without discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, or mental or physical disability.