January – July 2019

OACBS Projects/Board

OACBS Election

Thank you for participating in our recent election. We are welcoming Joel Gregor to the board as President-Elect. Here are your current board members:

  • President-Elect: Joel Gregor
  • President: Alia Zelder
  • Past-President: Shadee Hardy
  • Member-at-Large (and our Newsletter Editor): Sarah Verducci
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Cordelia Kraus
  • Student Representative: Mike Running

ACBS Updates and Listserv Nuggets

ACT & CBS-Friendly Apps & Web-Based Interventions

Do you use apps to log values-based actions or support clients with using mindfulness apps on their phones? The ACTing with Technology SIG recently compiled a list of relevant apps and online interventions. Find the list here and the discussion here. Please add ones that we may be missing to further the effort and share resources.

If web-based interventions are of interest, the April 2019 JCBS featured an article on promoting valued-living to college students which can be accessed here.

ACT in Context

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy podcast is rolling and has a variety of CBS-related content. It can be streamed after logging into ACBS here, or on iTunes.

Upcoming Professional Trainings

The opportunities listed below may be of interest to OACBS members. Please note, these events are not necessarily endorsed by OACBS and the information is simply provided as a convenience to members. If you know of any CBS-related training events in our area that you’d like announced in the next newsletter, please e-mail that information to Member At Large, Sarah Verducci.

ACT III: Mastering ACT-Seattle

August 30-31, 2019 at Courtyard Downtown Bellevue

Using ACT to Empower Women

September 6-8, 2019 at Sheraton Bellevue

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Cultivating Psychological Wellness – A 5-Day Professional Training Retreat

September 8-13, 2019 at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

Helping Patients Forgive: REACH Forgiveness as Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology

September 28th, 2019 at Portland Psychotherapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – An Experiential and Practical Introduction

November 8-9, 2019 at Portland Psychotherapy

OACBS Member News

Sober Families

Check out SoberFamilies.com, if you haven’t recently! This is a great resource for family members who want options for responding to their loved ones based in science and kindness, as well as for folks in recovery who would like to offer guidance to their family and friends on how to effectively support them. The site is based on the CRAFT approach and will increasingly include an approach that combines CRAFT with ACT. Take a few minutes to read the newest blog post for a taste of what is to come! –Cordelia Kraus

Other Goodies

Shame and substance use are not related: Surprising results from the first ever meta-analysis of this relationship

Read the blog post and link to full article on the role of shame in substance abuse.

Welcome New OACBS Members!

Dylan Beach
Kristen Beck
John Borgen
Patrick Conway
Meg Decordre
Emily Eccles
Scott Fillmore
Deborah Galindo
Bob Garber
Elizabeth Gentzkow
Rory Gerard
David Gleave
Jennifer Henderson
Melinda Honeycutt
Charles Jasper
Amy Joslin
Anna Kiiveri
Stephen Kliewer
Britania Latronica
Michelle Lee
Prianka Maharaj
Suzanne Manser
Arielle Marston
Mary Matese
Margaret McAleer
Michael Pecue
Karsten Peterson
Jeffrey Peyton
Kelly Ricketts
Marla Samuel
Geoffrey Scholl
Rachel Shepard
Michael Walker
Midori Ferris Wayne
Laura Wrzesinski
G Young

July – December 2018

OACBS Projects/Board

OACBS Special Election

 We are holding a special election due to two recent board vacancies.  We have nominees and will conduct the special election after the holidays.  We are looking to fill the positions of Secretary/Treasurer and a Student Representative.  A detailed description of each of these positions can be found on the OACBS website here.  Contact Shadee Hardy for information.

ACBS Updates and Listserv Nuggets

Women! – We are more than our stories

An article by Kyong Yi on women’s shared stories and moving past them through connection.

Also, remember there is the newer special interest group: Women in ACBS SIG if you would like to further explore gender issues in ACBS.

ACT in Context

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy podcast is back with a reboot starting in October with its first episode in years.  The most recent episode is with Dr. Patricia Robinson.  It can be streamed after logging into ACBS here, or on iTunes.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Shared Features and Differences With ACT, DBT, and CFT 

Recent article in the Behavior Therapist by Jason B. Luoma, R. Trent Codd, III, and Thomas R. Lynch.

Upcoming Professional Trainings

The opportunities listed below may be of interest to OACBS members. Please note, these events are not necessarily endorsed by OACBS and the information is simply provided as a convenience to members. If you know of any CBS-related training events in our area that you’d like announced in the next newsletter, please e-mail that information to Member At Large, Sarah Verducci.

ACT BootCamp Bay Area

February 21 – 24, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Bay Bridge, Emeryville

ACT I Sacramento: Two-Day Introductory Workshop

March 29 and 30, 2019 at Hyatt Place Sacramento/Roseville

Evoke, Reinforce, Repeat: Enhancing the Creativity and Sensitivity of your ACT work with a Plain Language Behavioral Perspective to Clinical Work

April 12 and 13, 2019 at Portland Psychotherapy Clinic

Helping Patients Forgive: REACH Forgiveness as Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology

September 28, 2019 at Portland Psychotherapy Clinic

OACBS Member News

Southern Oregon ACT Meet-Up

Want to meet and share enthusiasm for ACT in the southern end of the state?  Stop in January 22, 2019 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the Medford Library, Carpenter Room.  Contact Sarah Verducci for more information.

Job Openings at Portland Psychotherapy

There are a few positions open at Portland Psychotherapy which may be of interest to OACBS members.  Information can be found here.