WELCOME to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (MAC-ACBS). MAC-ACBS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to to carry out the goals of ACBS at the local level. These goals include working with professionals, students and the public to better respond to the problem of human suffering.
MAC is a growing community of people - therapists, researchers, teachers, coaches, nurse practitioners, etc. - who share a common interest in the work that is going on in contextual behavioral sciences including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational Frame Theory (RFT) Functional Analytic Therapy (FAP), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Our overriding mission is to foster the development of contextual behavioral practice, science, and community service within the Mid-Atlantic region (i.e., MD, DC, VA, WV, DE, NC and SC). To that end, we conduct regular clinical trainings, and we've facilitated the development of several peer consultation groups in the region. We're also working to increase member networking and referrals via our member listserv. Our aim is to build and support a sense of community among MAC and all ACBS members.
Learn about Kristin Neff's work in self-compassion.
Hello, Darkness: Discovering our values by Confronting our Fears
Wondeful article on ACT by Steve Hayes
Embracing Your Demons: an Overview of ACT
Great summary of ACT by Russ Harris.
Training in ACT
Learn about upcoming trainings in ACT in the Mid-Atlantic region
Let us know if you'd be interested in joining or starting a peer consulation group in you area
Referrals & Networking
Join our listserv and stay current on MAC actvities, trainings networking events, etc..