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ACBS Annual World Conference IX

This event has concluded.  Please find information regarding the upcoming ACBS World Conference here.

Handouts and Powerpoints from World Conference IX can be found here.

What is the World Conference?


The World Conference brings together clinicians and researchers to present cutting-edge research in ACT, 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 is for psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, drug counselors, health researchers, language researchers, behavior analysts, students and more.... Anyone in a similarly related helping field is invited to attend.

We offer FREE CEs in Psychology, Social Work* & MFT* (these are USA based credits) and there are no additional fees for any of the 40+ workshops offered during the main conference.

Registration in the full conference is all-inclusive and includes lunch, open access to workshops, research symposia, posters, plenary sessions with CBS researchers and practitioners, and panel discussions.

Conference Highlights

  • A great venue for networking & fostering local and international collaboration
  • Conference activities take place in one of the oldest universities in the world, the University of Parma.
  • Evening events provide additional opportunities to network and relax after official conference activities are done for the day
  • No additional charges (for CEs or workshops) with registration

INVITED SPEAKERS: We have some great invited speakers who will be adding their voices to the conference. Some of the invited speakers, in addition to the many ACT and RFT experts in attendance, include:

  • Dermot Barnes-Holmes: discussing the future of language research
  • Richard Bentall: on the role of experiential avoidance in paranoid thinking
  • David Sloan Wilson: illuminating how evolutionary theory and contextual behavioral science can converge to provide a science of intentional change
  • Robyn D. Walser: on acceptance and the treatment of trauma

WC9 Program & Schedule

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