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ACT Learning Guide

So you attended an introductory ACT training and are wondering....what should I do know?
Consider some of these suggestions.


Local chapters of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).

The ACBS Chapter of New England currently runs a two-part ACT training from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the first Monday of every month in Belmont, MA.
The Portland ACT Peer Consultation Group meets the third Friday of each month in Portland, ME.
Interested in having your organization host an ACT training for your staff? Contact us to disuss options.
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To join the ACT in New England e-newsletter list and receive email notification of ACT trainings in the area, please send your contact info to joel@whitepinepsych.com

Are you offering an ACT training in New England? Do you know of an ACT training that is not already listed here? Our goal is to disseminate information and training to individuals interested in learning ACT.  We will be glad to post your information here.   Please contact us to arrange your listing here.

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Upcoming ACT Trainings in New England



ACT for Chronic Pain & Medical Issues:
Moving Whole People Toward Health

  • Led by Joel Guarna, PhD

April 4, 2014

Portland, ME (More info & Registration)
(Printable flyer)


ACT Study Groups

  • Led by Joel Guarna, PhD

Portland, ME (More info)
Apr 7, 2014

The study group will meet on the first Monday of each month @ 8 am. Learn more.

May 5, 2014
June 2, 2014
July 7, 2014
Aug 4, 2014  
Sept 8*, 2014 * 2nd Monday due to Labor Day holiday


ACBS New England
Chapter Meetings and Lecture Series

Belmont, MA (More info, Schedule)
Apr 7, 2014 The Integration of ACT and Exposure Therapy with Nate Gruner, LICSW
May 5, 2014 The Journey from CBT to ACT: Obstacles and Challenges with Jeff Szymanski, PhD
Sept 8, 2014 ACT with Children with Lisa Coyne, PhD
Oct 6, 2014 Mindfulness: Cultivating Presence with Amy Meade, PhD
Nov 4, 2014 TBD
Dec 1, 2014 TBD


An ACT of Compassion: ACT as an Intervention for Chronic and Persistent Shame

  • Led by Jason Luoma, PhD

July 21-25, 2014

Cape Cod, MA (More info & Registration)


ACT for Anxiety Relief: A Five-Day Professional Training Workshop

  • Led by John P. Forsyth, PhD

Sept 21-26, 2014

Rhinebeck, NY (More info & Registration)



Full listing of ACT trainings across the US and worldwide

If you are presenting an ACT workshop in or around New England* (or know about one that is not listed), please contact us to have your training listed here.


* In the interests of keeping this site uncluttered and true to its stated purpose of listing workshops accessible to those of us living in New England, only ACT workshops in the New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) and in a narrow band of surrounding areas will be listed here. The number and variety of ACT trainings in surrounding areas (e.g., Canada, NYC) preclude listing most of those trainings here.

Email:  joel@whitepinepsych.com
Dr. Guarna's Training Site:  White Pine Institute
Dr. Guarna's Practice Site:  White Pine Behavioral Health LLC