2021 Chapter Conference: Online

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

The draft conference program is now available and can be accessed by clicking here

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' 
  • Julie Grove: 'Self-care, community care, and the future of CBS in our region'
  • Paul Atkins and Robert Styles: 'From me to we: Creating more Prosocial groups'
  • Yvonne Barnes-Holmes and Robyn Walser: 'A Master Class with Robyn Walser and Yvonne Barnes-Holmes'

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

*Except for the ACT Masterclass with Robyn Walser and Yvonne Barnes-Holmes (Session 9), all conference sessions will be recorded.  Session recordings will be available for attendees to view for three months, from two days after each live event until the 1st of March 2022. Session 12: Self-as-Context Made Simple will be available for one month only from the day after the live event, until the 27th of December 2021.  As well as being available through the conference recordings, Session 10: From me to we: Creating more prosocial groups will be available on Prosocial platforms, indefinitely, after the conference.  


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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