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Building the
ACT Community in
Southern California

Our Mission

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."

Adyashanti

Membership Benefits

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!

  • ...and more! 

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

Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Virtual Consultation Group
    Monthly Virtual Consultation Group
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 01
    Virtual Consultation Group
    Mar 01, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
    Virtual Consultation Group
    Join us for our ACT Peer Consultation Group where you can practice your ACT skills and learn how to work with clients using an ACT framework.
  • ACT Book Club Series, ACT for Burnout by Debbie Sorensen
    ACT Book Club Series, ACT for Burnout by Debbie Sorensen
    Mon, Apr 15
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Join us in reading and discussing ACT for Burnout by Debbie Sorensen. Plus, psychologists can earn hours under BOP's new Continuing Professional Development Model!
  • ACT Book Club Series, ACT for Burnout by Debbie Sorensen
    ACT Book Club Series, ACT for Burnout by Debbie Sorensen
    Mon, Apr 29
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Join us in reading and discussing ACT for Burnout by Debbie Sorensen. Plus, psychologists can earn hours under BOP's new Continuing Professional Development Model!

"What you resist, persists."

Carl Jung

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