The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Greater New York Metropolitan Region Chapter


Welcome to the official website of the Greater New York Metropolitan Region Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (NYC-ACBS).  Our mission is to foster the development of contextual behavioral science and practice within the Northeastern United States, and particularly in the Greater New York City metropolitan region, including New York and Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, so as to ameliorate human suffering and advance human well being.

 All who are curious about Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Relational Frame Theory (RFT) are welcome.
We are a growing and diverse community coming from many psychotherapeutic orientations and professions (psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, social workers, educators, researchers & academics), who are committed to building a scientific, collegial, open, non-discriminatory,  and mutually supportive contextual based science community. We are pleased to offer:

  • Open study/practice groups (meets every other month)
  • Peer-to-peer consultation & supervision groups
  • Guest lectures, trainings, and events
  • Intensive trainings
  • Conferences
  • Out-sourcing speakers & facilitators
  • NYC-ACBS listserv, blog, bulletin board
  • Social networking events
  • NYC-ACBS Facebook Group
  • Eastern neighbor Chapter & Affiliate coordination

As a regional chapter, we hope to promote the growth of our neighboring Chapters in the Northeast throughmaintaining ongoing contact with other local Chapters and Boards, mutual event sponsoring and promotion, mutual and reciprocal invitations to and sponsoring of out-of-town facilitators, Chapter building, and guidance for building local Affiliates.

Our parent professional association, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) is the foremost  international organization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and, more broadly, the Contextual Behavioral Sciences (CBS). 



(see Events Page for full range and detail of current events):