1. THREE NYC-ACBS VIRTUAL HOMES:

  • NYC-ACBS Facebook Group: The virtual networking and social media site for our Greater NYC CBS community.

  • NYC-ACBS Google Group: One of our two networking groups for starting your own topic threads for our greater metro CBS community.

  • NYC-ACBS Yahoo Group: One of our two networking groups for starting your own topic threads for our greater metro CBS community. Eventually either the yahoo group or the google group will become primary, the other deleted.

2. PEER-TO-PEER SUPERVISION GROUPS:

NYC has at least three running supervision groups running and  intermittently taking new members.  They usually require a willingness to commit to attending monthly meetings for at least a period of several months to one year.  These groups are primarily focused on peer case presentation and ACT case conceptualizations.  They sometimes assign books and/or chapters for dicussion.  Other activites may include role-playing, ACT experientials, and rehearsing specific ACT interventions.  They are usually hosted by at least one ACT experienced professional.

Seeking New Members to Join the Mountainside NJ Peer-to-Peer Supervision Group!!

The Mountainside ACT group is a peer-led consultation group comprised of Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, and Counselors who have working knowledge of ACT processes, and are looking to enhance their ACT chops. We follow the guidelines of the Portland model for consultation groups.  Each week there's a "client", a skills builder, a hexiflex Monitor who notes the ACT processes in the room, an opening exercise leader to facilitate the group in a mindfulness practice, and other roles for members to play on a rotating basis. There is no specific requirement for the group, however, we find it's better to have had some training in ACT first.  We also ask for a six-month commitment, as our model is not a walk-in model. This group meets every other Wednesday of each month from 9:30am-11:00am. The group is currently thriving with six members but has room for new people, so if interested, contact Chuck Beardsley @ chuckbeardsley@gmail.com or Amanda Aster-McKenna @ dramandaaster@gmail.com

 We meet in Mountainside, NJ at the office of Chuck Beardsley, LCSW.  Mountainside is located in Union County, NJ 07092.  

This group is a fantastic way to hone in and practice experientially your ACT skills both as a participant and an observer. Group members have noted that the feel much more confident in the work they do with patients from an ACT framework having been a part of this group! Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone you think would be interested!

ACT-NYCE (ACT in NYC & Environs):

In an effort to address some of these barriers to access and welcome more diverse voices in the field, this study group is specifically for therapists who are (1) relatively new to ACT (licensed professionals only) and (2) who identify as coming from historically disadvantaged groups, including people of color and GLBTQ+. In 2019, we will meet on the following Wednesdays from 7:15 - 9 pm at the SoHo CBT + Mindfulness Center, 210 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1A:

February 13 - Review of ACT; February 27 - ACT case conceptualization (Hexaflex model); March 13 - ACT process (defusion); March 27 - ACT process (acceptance); April 10 - ACT (contact with present moment); May 1 - ACT process (self as context); May 15 - ACT process (values); May 29 - ACT process (committed action); June 12 - Integration; June 26 - Integration

This group is now full and not accepting new participants. For future groups, Interested parties should contact, the coordinator & facilitator, Jonathan Kaplan, PhD, at kaplan@sohocbt.com.

Union Square ACT Study Group: 

 Meets monthly, at 41 Union Square West, Suite 736, facilitated by Rob Handleman, PsyD.  Open to new members.  Contact Rob Handelman, PsyD. Drrobhandelman@gmail.com

If you know of another NYC or local ACT peer-to-peer supervison group that you would like listed, please inform us and we will consider posting here.

3. AFFILIATES:    Metro Area Regional NYC-ACBS Affiliates:

Connecticut:  

If you are an ACBS member living or working in Connecticut, you may also wish to join the ACT-CT Yahoo Group (an email listserv). For questions about the group, or to request to be added, please send an email to actct-owner@yahoogroups.com with your name, preferred email address, and organizational affiliation.

North Jersey Central

If you are an ACBS member living or working in NJ and are looking for local ACBS community consider joining, "The North Central Affiliate of ACBS".  For questions about the group or to request to be added, please send an email to Drrobhandelman@gmail.com with your name, preferred email address, and organizational affiliation.

Buffalo, NY

If you are an ACBS member living or working in Buffalo and are looking for local ACBS community consider joining, "The Buffalo Affiliate of ACBS".  For more information, please go to: https://contextualscience.org/usa_buffalo_ny_affiliate_of_acbs

Long Island, NY

If you are an ACBS member living or working in Long Island, or Queens and are looking for local ACBS community, consider joining, the LI-ACBS affiliate.  For questions about the group or to request to be added, please send an email to sisticbt@optonline.net, with your name, preferred email address, and organizational affiliation. 

4.  Materials & Links

The Journal Of Contextual Behavioral Science: Check out the official ACBS journal and consider submitting for publication.  

ACT In Context Podcast: A great source for beginners looking to learn about ACT concepts. 

IRAP and RFT: Get caught up to speed on the latest Implicit Relational Procedure and Relation Frame Theory Research.