The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) is widely recognized for advancing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT; said as one word, “act” for short), a mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral treatment with an expansive research base. It is also home to Relational Frame Theory (RFT), a behavior analytic approach to understanding cognition and language. Both ACT and RFT are particular arms of Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS), a scientific approach to knowledge rooted in contextual philosophical assumptions with the aim of prediction and influence of behavior.
ACBS is committed to creating an egalitarian, non-hierarchical community with an international reach. Our Oregon chapter uses the internet to connect members throughout the entire state of Oregon. We have a thriving email discussion forum that members are welcome to join, and a regular newsletter. Here on our website, you can find information about ACT trainings in Oregon, learn about the Board of Directors, and get step-by-step instructions for joining OACBS. Joining our Oregon Chapter is free for ACBS members.