Rocky Mountain, USA

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Rocky Mountain Association of Contextual Behavioral Science 


Rocky Mountain Chapter Website

Contact Information

Adria Pearson, President

Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine & Psychiatry

University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine


2014-2015 Board of Directors

Adria Pearson, President

Donna Read, Secretary

El Gajiev, Treasurer

Jackie Cosan, Student Rep, University of Denver

Sarah Potts, Student Rep, Utah State University

Jack Haeger, Student Rep, Utah State University

Meg McKelvie, Member at Large



Rocky Mountain ACBS Chapter Mission

  • Our mission is focused on fostering development of functional contextual behavioral practice, science, and community service within Rocky Mountain Region. We were founded in 2010 and currently have eight members on the board. Members serve a two year commitment.

Our objectives include:

  • Serve as a scientific and professional reference group for those in the Rocky Mountain region 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.
  • Promote research and scholarship in the Rocky Mountain region focused on the development of a coherent and progressive science of human action that is more adequate to the challenges of the human condition.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Promote the development in the Rocky Mountain region 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
  • Advise political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to matters pertaining to contextual behavioral science in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • Organize and sponsor forums, conferences, newsletters, journals, websites, list serves or other such activities for the accomplishment of the purposes of the organization.


Description of Membership

Rocky Mountain area (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, etc.) (if you self identify as "Rocky Mountain" you are welcome!) practitioners and scientists committed to practice and research in Contextual Behavioral Science.