USA - Delaware Valley - Affiliate of ACBS

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Contacts:  John Armando, LCSW and Andrew D'Amico, PhD

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Please join our PA chapter affiliate by going to our page where we make anoouncements about meetings, trainings, presentations, etc.:  

We currently have 218 members of the Delaware Valley ACT Learners  to help us spread the word about our activities.  Join at:

A few of us at the ACBS World Conference in Minneapolis spent time together discussing our interests in some of the following and decided to create an affiliate as a vehicle to our committed action:

1) Building a local community of ACBS members.  We define local as within (or to be inclusive, near) the Delaware Valley.  Generally we think of this as South Eastern PA (Philly area), South Jersey, and Northern Delaware.  There are no real boundaries though.  The affiliate is more a state of mind then a place.  The place is just where we imagine the activities happening.

2) Increasing opportunities for ACT, RFT, FAP, CFT, etc. training.  We have a number of well qualified trainers in our area, and we are also very interested in attracting some internationally recognized trainers to present full day or perhaps two day trainings.  There may be interest among our membership for peer supervision groups as well.

3)  Developing opportunties for expanded referrals for ACT (ACBS) clinicians and agencies.

4) Strong partnership with the Pennsylvania ACBS Chapter 


Upcoming Workshops, presentations, conferences:

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Register for an event at Eventbright:

  • Half day presentation with Joesph Trunzo:  “Diagnostic and Treatment Implications in Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness: Utilizing an ACT Approach” (March 10, 2018 9 am to 1 pm)
  • Full Day experiential ACT workshop with Matthew Boone (May 19, 2018)


Past workshops and events:

ACT: Introduction, Demonstration, Discussion (October 8, 2017)

Frank Masterpasqua

Relational Frame Theory: An Introduction and Role-Play (August 27, 2017)

Andrew J. D’Amico

ACT for Perfectionism (August 27, 2017)

Steven Bisgaier

An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for ACT & CBT Practitioners (May 21, 2017)

Dennis Tirch

Using Relational Frame Theory to Activate ACT (July 31, 2016)

Andy D'Amico and Dina Harth

Integrating Mindfulness Acceptance Based Therapies (May 22, 2016)

James Herbert and Frank Masterpasqua

Practicing ACT and Bringing ACT into Practice (October 16, 2016)

John Armando

Midsummer Mindfulness Exercise workshop (July 19, 2015)

Andy D'Amico and Dina Harth

Free Webinar Introduction to ACT (April 6, 2015)

DJ Moran

Demystifying ACT: Practical Applications of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (June 3, 2015)

Daniel Joseph Moran

Experiential Mindfulness and ACT workshop (February 22, 2015)

Yaacov Kravitz and Andrew J. D'Amico

ACT in Communities: Utilizing Prosocial Principles (November 23, 2014)

Steve Hayes

Thank you so much everyone!

Steering Committee:

John Armando, Andy D'Amico, Steven Bisgaier, Frank Masterpasqua, Alisa Kamis-Brinda, Yaacov Kravitz, Cathryn Campbell, Dina Harth, Rachel Steen