Call Out for Board Nominations
Have you been looking for a way to get more involved with the ACBS/ACT community?
Do you appreciate what OACBS and ACBS have done for you and would like to give back?
Would you like to expand your network of relationships with like-minded, local colleagues?
We are officially putting a call out for nominations to serve on the board of Oregon chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
If you’d like to become more involved consider these officer positions that are open for this year…
- President-elect: 1-year term (then automatically moves on to a 1-year term as President, then a 1-year term as Past-President for a 3-year total commitment)
- Student Representative: 1-year term
A detailed description of each of these positions can be found on the OACBS website here.
If you know of someone who you’d like to nominate for one of the positions, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) their contact information and for which position you’d like to nominate them. Self-nominations are not only accepted but are strongly encouraged! Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 28th.
The OACBS Board submitted paperwork for 503(c)3 non-profit status. If all goes smoothly, OACBS will be granted nonprofit status by June.
ACBS Updates and Listserv Nuggets
Women in ACBS – Update
It is our pleasure to announce the creation of the Women in ACBS SIG and invite all interested individuals in supporting our mission as we move forward into the new year (and election process!). Please review our mission statement below and if you are interested, join us in building increasingly equitable representation within ACBS. See full post.
And in response to a statement of support from Russell Kolts, “Yes, the SIG is open to anyone (including men) who would like to support our mission.”
Amy Murrell posted this response:
More recently – Amy Murrell posted a “Final Update” on the work of the ad hoc group in responding to Steve Hayes Call to Action. See link for the full post.
ACBS Board Member Election Results
- Nanni Presti – President
- Louise Hayes* – President-elect
- D.J. Moran – Past-president
- Andrew Gloster – Secretary-Treasurer
- Amy Murrell* – Member-at-large
- Jonathan Bricker* – Member-at-large
- Maria Karekla – Member-at-large
- Emily Sandoz – Member-at-large
- Joseph Graddy* – Student representative
(new members denoted with *)
ACBS World Conference – Early Registration Ends April 7th
Self Compassion Metaphors
From Russ Harris – The Compassionate Hand Exercise
From Lauren Porosoff – the Failure Clothesline
- Kristin Neff’s website and meditations
- Chris Germer’s website and meditations
- Dennis Tirch’s book along with many more resources in his post response
- John Forsyth and Georg Eifert’s book
- Tara Brach’s website and meditations
- Jason Luoma blog on self-compassion
Some clinical goodies from Russ Harris in response to a post by Yamini Nina:
Click here for a free eBook on grounding in ACT (which I like to call ‘dropping anchor’).
Upcoming Professional Training
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, Tim Wright.
Jason Luoma and Jenna LeJeune
April 28, 2017, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm · Portland, OR.
OACBS Member News
New Practice Announcement from Magda Permut
Our specialties are as follows:
Dr. Platt specializes in working with people who have experienced complex trauma and its effects, particularly shame, dissociation, and relational difficulties. She is skilled in working with populations that have experienced marginalization and oppression due to identities such as gender, sexuality, disability, and race, and in working with people who have experienced institutional betrayal.
Dr. Permut specializes in working with clients struggling with PTSD and addictions, as well as related issues such as interpersonal relationships and emotion regulation. She also facilitates a monthly meetup group based on Functional Analytic Psychotherapy for community members interested in enhancing awareness, courage, and love in their lives.
The Hank Robb Corner 🙂
ACBS Fellow and Oregon Chapter member Hank Robb, has some additional offerings for our community.
New OACBS Members
Welcome to our newest OACBS members. We look forward to your participation in our community!
Antonio RodrÃguez Galicia