The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will host its ACBS Annual World Conference 2012 in Washington, DC on July 22-25, 2012.
The World Conference brings together clinicians and researchers to present cutting-edge research in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, 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.
Invited Speakers include Tara Brach, Michelle Craske, Louise McHugh, Robert Whitaker, Paul Gilbert.
ACT Pre-Conference Workshops include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Participate in experiential and didactic workshops to learn this empirically supported therapy
Relational Frame Theory (RFT): Apply this modern perspective on cognition and language to your own research or practice
Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS): Explore the foundations of ACT and RFT, and start your own line of CBS research
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP): Supercharge your therapy practice with FAP’s relationship-enhancing approach
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT): Engage compassionate emotions within your clients in order to target shame and self-criticism
ACT from The Bottom Up: How learning principles of human behavior can enhance your ACT skills – Dahl, Smith, Törneke – (Clinical, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Acceptance, Compassion and Vitality: Building Skills in ACT Beyond the Basics – Walser – (Clinical, Advanced)
Becoming an RFT researcher – Stewart, M. Villatte, McHugh – (Research, Advanced)
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – McKay, Ona – (Clinical, Beginner, Intermediate)
Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame and Self-Critical Difficulties – Gilbert, Tirch – (Clinical, Beginner, Intermediate)
Listening with ACT Ears, Seeing with ACT Eyes: Experiential Case Conceptualization – Wilson – (Clinical, Research, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Strategies and Tactics of Contextual Behavioral Science Research: What is It, How to Do It, and How to Fund It – S. Hayes, D. Barnes-Holmes, Kashdan, Ciarrochi – (Research, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
The Compassionate Use of Exposure Strategies in ACT – Forsyth – (Clinical, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Using Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) to Maximize the Power of Your Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Interventions – Kanter, Schoendorff – (Clinical, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Using RFT to Supercharge ACT Interventions with Youth and Parents – Cairns, Coyne – (Clinical, Research, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
For registration and more information: http://contextualpsychology.org/wc10