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2021 Chapter Conference: Online

Early Bird Tickets now on sale until 30th September 2021. You can get your tickets here. 

The 2021 Annual Conference of the ANZ Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science will run from 10am 26th November to 1pm 28th November AEDT. It will be held online.

Conference theme: Expanding our Impact: Building Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Contextual Behavioural Science in our Region

Spread across two and a half days, the conference will have everything you love from an ANZ ACBS conference: great invited speakers, fantastic presentations from across our region and chances to catch up with old friends and make new ones. 

Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson: ''Generational Trauma: Are We Ready for Truth-Telling which requires Healing the Colonial Wounds?'
  • Paul Atkins: ''Advancing Wellbeing through Prosocial'
  • Yvonne Barnes-Holmes: 'Process-Based Behaviour Therapy (PBBT): Why a New Form of Behaviour Therapy was Needed'
  • Russ Harris: 'Self-as-Context Made Simple'
  • Paul Atkins and Robert Styles: 'From me to we: Creating more Prosocial groups' 

Tickets will give you access to the live event, as well as access to recordings for all sessions for three months. 

You can keep up to date by following us on FacebookLinkedIn or by responding to the official Facebook event.

You can contact the conference team with any queries at anzacbsconference@gmail.com

Call for Submissions

The call for submissions has now closed. Our program team are currently working hard on developing the conference program. 

Please contact our program chairs with any questions about your submissions or the conference programme.

Shelley Viskovich:  shelleyviskovich@gmail.com

Giselle Bahr: psychology@bahr.net.nz

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2022 Chapter Conference Auckland

COVID-19 and the originally planned ANZ ACBS Conference: An Update

The ANZ ACBS Auckland conference has been postponed, and will now be held on in 2022 at Auckland University of Technology. The ANZ ACBS Board has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic carefully and, given current circumstances, it is no longer feasible for this event to be run in 2021.

Our excellent chairs, Karen Hielkema (conference chair), Elizabeth Maher and Geetanjali Basarkod (program chairs) have all agreed to stay on for the 2022 event. We will also be aiming, as much as is possible, to bring you the same outstanding line-up of invited speakers.

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