ACBS World Conference 17 - Dublin, Ireland, 25-30 June, 2019

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What is the World Conference?

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The World Conference brings together clinicians and researchers to present cutting-edge research in, among other modalities, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational Frame Theory (RFT), and Contextual Behavioral Science, as well as experienced trainers to lead experiential workshops so that you can learn how to better serve your clients. 

The World Conference welcomes psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, physicians, drug counselors, health researchers, language researchers, behavior analysts, teachers, organizational psychologists, students and more.... Anyone in a similarly related helping or research field is invited to attend.

Registration in the full conference includes lunch, coffee/tea breaks, open access to workshops, research symposia, posters, panel discussions, plenary sessions with CBS researchers and practitioners, and our IGNITE sessions.

Pre-Conference intensive, 2 day workshops: 25-26 June, 2019
Conference kick off: evening 26 June, 2019
Conference sessions: 27-30 June, 2019 (concluding at noon on 30 June)


Call for Submissions - Open

The general Call for symposia, papers, panels, ignites, and workshops is open until 15 February, 2019. Posters will be accepted until 20 March, 2019.


Our program is currently being built, but draft will be available in April.  If you'd like to see programs from previous ACBS conferences, you may see them here: 2018 or 2017.


Registration will open in mid/late-January 2019.

Conference Highlights

  • Confirmed Speakers: Ruth Baer, Dermot Barnes-Holmes, Frank Bond, Christine Caldwell, Jan De Houwer, Andrew Gloster, Louise Hayes, Steven Hayes, Janet Helms, Stefan Hofmann, Carmen Luciano, Inez Myin-Germeys, David Sloan Wilson
  • Lunches and coffee/tea are included so that you have more time to network
  • Hosted at the DCU Helix on the Dublin City University campus
  • Workshops, Workshops, Workshops. Half-day workshops are included (no extra charge), with your conference registration. These 30+ workshops are one-of-a-kind learning opportunities
  • Want an idea of what to expect at the World Conference?  See last year's program here.