San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

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San Francisco Bay Area Association for Contextual Behavioral Science



Contact Information

Michael Vurek, LCSW

Chapter Website

Joining our Chapter


Becoming a member is easy!  If you are an ACBS member in good standing, please visit our website,   select the "Join" menu, determine your level of membership, pay the assoicated dues (ranges from $10 - $40), and submit your application. 

2017 Board of Directors

President: Michael Vurek
Vice -President: Marisa Mazza
Past-President: Beth Lee
Member at large: Sarah Carr
Secretary-Treasurer: David Donovan
Student-Rep: Karla Uloa


To create a supportive community for clinicians and researchers that will foster the development of functional contextual cognitive and behavioral science and practice within the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Establish or acquire newsletters, journals, and other publications. 
  • Establish and maintain websites, list serves, and other media.
  • Disseminate information to professionals, students, and the public through workshops, trainings, and conferences. 
  • Provide peer consultation to members. 
  • Support members in learning and discussing contextual behavioral science theory and clinical applications. 

Current Activities:

Meeting approximately monthly and maintaining a listserv to provide peer support and clinical consultation, and to explore and plan future activities of the Chapter. 

Future Activities:

Trainings, workshops, and conferences. 

Description of Membership

Members are persons who are interested in the advancement of functional contextual science and practice, and who reside or work in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The types of membership are professional, student, and affiliate. 

The minimum standard for election to professional membership is completion of a graduate degree relevant to the purposes of the Chapter. Student members are currently enrolled at the undergraduate or graduate level in any area of relevance to the purposes of the Chapter. Affiliate members are any member of the public with interests in the purpose of the Chapter. 

All members must be members in good standing of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. 

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