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ACBS Peru: Peruvian Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

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Affiliated 2016

Contact Information

Manuel Garayar
University of Almería
ACT therapist (private practice)
Almería, Almería
Spain
 

Geographic Boundaries of the Chapter

Peruvians or those living in Peru

Mission/Objectives

a) Serve as a scientific and professional reference group for Peruvians or those living in Peru 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 Peru focused on the development of a coherent and progressive science of human action that is more adequate to the challenges of the human condition.
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 Peru 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 Peru.
g) Organize and sponsor forums, conferences, newsletters, journals, websites, list serves and other such activities for the accomplishment of the purposes of the organization.

Chapter Activities

The association may hold periodic meetings for the transaction of business and presentations regarding developments in contextual behavioral science, application, and the advancement of human welfare.
The Association may engage in activities designed to accomplish its purposes, including
- Meetings to the presentations of CBS related contents and peer consultation for the members of the Peruvian Chapter.
- Dissemination activities of CBS in Peru (especially in low-income settings).
- Maintaining media relevant to the ends of the Chapter.
- Social network meetings.
 

Description of Membership

Peruvians or those living in Peru 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.