​​​​April 29, 2017
​525 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois

Conference theme: Better Serving Our Communities
As members of the ACBS community, we reflect often on our personal values. This year's conference will help us explore and engage with our values in the domain of community or social engagement. With the igniting of important national conversations, and with policy changes whose impact can easily be felt here in our city, how will the developments of 2017 impact the communities we serve? How can we be part of the solution to the problems we see in our cities, towns, or community spaces? 

This year's conference will offer the opportunity to participate in experiential workshops and didactic trainings meant to address some of the important issues we face in 2017. Learn about how current issues are seen through a Contextual Behaviorism lens and increase your own psychological flexibility with regard to getting involved.

See the full conference brochure and schedule here!

Target Audience: All mental health practitioners or graduate students at the Master's level or above. 

Skill level: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced

Featured speakers:

Matthew S. Boone, LCSW, Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, Editor ​Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work (2014)

Anna Lembke, MD, Author of Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop (2016)

M. Joann Wright, PhD, Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, Author of Learning ACT for Group Treatment: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Training Manual for Therapists (2017)

Robyn Gobin, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Jonathan Rhodes, PsyD, ACT Therapist, Fulton State Hospital, Missouri Department of Mental Health


Early Bird Pricing (until March 29)
ACBS Chicago Prof. Member: $115
Student Member: $85
Professional Non-Member: $130
Student Non-Member: $95

Regular Pricing (after March 29)
ACBS Chicago Prof. Member: $130
Student Member: $95
Professional Non-Member: $145
Student Non-Member: $105

6.5 CE's** available for Psychologists* and Social Workers.

​*The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

**$15 fee will apply

Registration fee includes attendance, materials, coffee, and light snacks. Lunch is on your own or available at the event for a small fee.

The fine print: If this event is cancelled, we will return all fees in full. Attendees may cancel their registration by March 29 for a full refund minus a $25 processing fee or by April 15 for a 50% refund less the $25 fee. 



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