On-going OACBS Projects
The Board continues to consider revisions and additions to our website, but we have decided that it is complete enough to open up to the public as our official website. To that end, we have submitted it to search engines for indexing. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Board with feedback or suggestions!
ACT Study Groups
The new round of free OACBS study groups is about to start and it’s not too late to join. We have five running this round, three in-person and two on-line. A huge thank you to Steffannie, Yeong, Ruth, Scott, and Leah who all volunteered their time to host a group. These groups are open to any current OACBS member (if you need to check your membership status, feel free to email Meghan Marty, your Member-At-Large). The groups will decide among themselves how frequently and for how long they will meet, but likely they will meet once a month or twice a month. If you see a group listed below you’d like to join, please email the host for that group ASAP to get info on when the first meetings will be held.
- When: Thursdays
Book: Mindfulness and Acceptance in Multicultural Competency: A Contextual Approach to Sociocultural Diversity in Theory and Practice by Aki Masuda
Host: Steffannie Roaché, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: NE Portland
- When: Saturday mornings
Book: ACT Made Simple by Russ Harris
Host: Yeong Keun Jeong, email@example.com
- When: Late Saturday mornings
Book: The ACT Practitioners Guide to the Science of Compassion by Dennis Tirch & Benji Schoendorff
Host: Ruth Leibowitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: SE Portland
- When: Tuesday evenings
Book: Inside this Moment by Kirk Strosahl and Patricia Robinson
Host: Scott Rower, email@example.com
- When: Wednesdays at 6:15
Book: The ACT Matrix: A new approach to building psychological flexibility across settings and populations by Kevin Polk and Benji Schoendorff
Host: Leah Schindler, firstname.lastname@example.org
OACBS Bylaws Revision
The Board is currently working on revising the chapter Bylaws, refining our mission, and clarifying chapter procedures. We’re hoping to have these revisions completed and posted to the OACBS website by the next edition of the newsletter, in early 2016.
OACBS Interview with Steve Hayes, PhD
For those of you who may have missed it, current President Brian Thompson, Ph.D. conducted an interview with Steve Hayes, Ph.D. in September 2014. Dr. Hayes provided some really useful insights about building a local ACBS chapter, and about the development of the ACBS community as a whole. To listen to the interview, click the following link: OACBS Interview with Steve Hayes
ACBS World Conference 14 Call for Submissions
The Call for Submissions is open for the annual ACBS World Conference, scheduled to take place in Seattle, Washington on June 14 – 19, 2016. The deadline for symposia, papers, panels, workshops, and ignite sessions is February 15, 2016. The deadline for posters is March 15, 2016. Use the following link for more information and to submit: https://contextualscience.org/wc14_call_for_submissions
Upcoming Professional Training
The opportunities listed below may be of interest to OACBS members. Please note, these events are not 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 email that information to Member At Large, Meghan Marty.
- Harnessing the Power of the Therapeutic Relationship Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP)
March 4 & 5, 2016 (Portland)
Joanne Steinwachs, LCSW
Offered by Portland Psychotherapy
Joe Rhinewine, Ph.D.
What type of work do you do? I do ACT with people with chronic pain, medical conditions, and general psychological problems.
What got you interested in contextual behavioral science (ACT, FAP, RFT, etc.)? I wanted something more effective and more broadly applicable than CBT, which even with a mindfulness component, I found fell short of my hopes.
What is your favorite ACT metaphor? Trying to stop an emotional response is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.
Name your top 3 values. Compassion, Fascination, Fun
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Playing guitar and listening to music, spending time with friends and family.
What might other OACBS members not know about you? I speak fluent Mandarin Chinese.
The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? The Who, obviously. Are you kidding?
Anything else you would like to share? I have a YouTube channel of ACT-related, ‘edutainment’-style videos (enter ‘Joseph Rhinewine’ on YouTube to find it).
New OACBS Members
Welcome to our newest OACBS members. We look forward to your contribution to our community!