ACT Community in
Welcome to the official website of the Southern California (SoCal) Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ABCS)! We are a community of clinical and research practitioners and students interested in learning about Contextual Behavioral Science, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Relational Frame Theory (RFT). Our mission is to foster the development of functional contextual cognitive and behavioral science and practice within Southern California so as to alleviate human suffering and advance human well-being. Our chapter offers trainings and workshops covering the foundations of ACT to specialized topics relevant to contextual behavioral science in addition to other learning and practice opportunities, including Book Club and Peer Consultation Groups. We also provide the opportunity to become a SoCal Chapter Member and enjoy exclusive membership benefits.
"We are birthed into sangha, into sacred community.
It is called the world."
SoCal Chapter Members enjoy the benefits of being a part of our supportive and engaging community, eager to learn and deepen the practice of contextual behavioral science.
Access to Book Club Meetings, featuring books on ACBS-relevant topics and themes, plus earn continuing education credits (for licensed psychologists)!
Access to monthly Peer Consultation Group Meetings, where you can practice building your ACT skills and get live, clinical support from our Board Member Leaders and earn continuing education credits (for licensed psychologists)!
Access to Training Events and Workshops featuring engaging speakers and topics relevant to the ACBS community, plus earn continuing education credits (for licensed mental health professionals)!
Invite to End of Year, In-Person Social / Networking Event, where you can meet with other ACBS clinicians in the area, and build your network and your relationships.
Engage & collaborate with the SoCal ACBS Community Special Interest Group Listserv!
VIP Membership Benefits
SoCal Chapter Members with Paid, Annual Memberships
Promotional pricing and discounts for all Training Events and Workshops featuring engaging speakers and topics relevant to the ACBS community, plus earn continuing education credits (for licensed mental health professionals)!
"Compassion is a verb."
Thich Nhat Hanh
- CEs AvailableSat, Sep 30Online via ZoomSep 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDTOnline via ZoomThis 2-hour CE training will explore the application of ACT in treating OCD, incorporating a case presentation, experiential exercises, and metaphors to enhance learning.
- CEs AvailableSat, Dec 02Online via ZoomDec 02, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PSTOnline via ZoomJoin Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, Dr. Jessica Borushok, as she walks us through how to approach ACT from a more flexible, functional, and contextualized place.
"What you resist, persists."