Information and registration for international participants

Our chapter is proudly organising a conference in the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania! It is our third national conference, but the first one to be exclusively on site. This three-day event will host workshops, keynote speeches and symposiums. Our aim is to support and grow the local ACBS community by offering considerately priced trainings.

This invitation also extends to all other ACBS European chapters and ACBS members that would be interested in participating.


Day 1 – 5th of May  
8 – 9.00Welcoming conference participants
9 – 10.00Official opening of the conference
Matthew Skinta: ”Contextual Behavioral Science, Sex, and the Body: Finding Space to be Human in a Polarized World”
10 – 10.30Coffee break 
10.30 – 13.00Workshop Matthew Skinta – An Introduction to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, part 1  Despre
13.30 – 14.30Lunch break 
14.30 – 17.30
Workshop Matthew Skinta – An Introduction to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, part 2
17.30 – 18.00Coffee break 
18 – 19.00Keynote Matthias Funke: ”Flexible relationships: how CBS can help us navigate topics around monogamy and commitment in diverse intimate relationships” Detalii
Day 2 – 6th of May  
9 – 10.00Keynote 2TBA
10 – 10.30Coffee break 
10.30 – 13.00Workshop ”Dealing with difficult clients” Rikke Kjelgaard, part 1  Detalii
13.30 – 14.30Lunch break 
14.30 – 17.30Workshop ”Dealing with difficult clients” Rikke Kjelgaard, part 2  Detalii
17.30 – 18.00Coffee break 
18 – 19.00drd. Eugen Secară & drd. Ioana Ivan: ”Psychedelics in context and beyond: S.A.N.D. Augmented Psychotherapy” Detalii
19.00Follies 😊 
Day 3 – 7th of May  
10.00Workshop 4: Amfiana Botez ”The Balancing ACT between acceptance and change in the couple dynamic” About  
11.30 Coffee break
11.45Workshop 5: Tien Kuei and Matthew Skinta – ”Love in the Room: How to evoke therapeutic love within ethical boundaries and address the stigma of therapist attraction, management and prevention”  About
13.15Lunch break
14.15Workshop 6: Tien Kuei – ”Unveiling the Invisible: Enhance Functional Analytic formulation by tracking needs expressions in nonverbal behaviour”  About
17.15Closing ceremony


By registering you are contributing to the scholarships we`re offering students.

Early bird (15th of march)150 euros250 euros
Regular fee300 euros500 euros



IBAN: RO61INGB0000999910825595 
Asociatia de Terapie a Acceptarii si Angajamentului
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The conference fee includes:

  • access to all of the events scheduled during the conference
  • lunch & coffee breaks


Please fill out this form

Call for Submissions

The Romania ACBS National Conference is excited to offer you an opportunity to present at our event with this open call for proposals for Conference Workshops to be submitted for consideration.

The conference workshops will take place in person on the 3rd day, on the 7th of May.

Bellow you’ll find the recommended topics for your presentation. These are broad topics and we realize that you may have a submission that is encompassed by one of these topics.

  • RFT
  • Advanced ACT 
  • Intro to ACT
  • The Future of ACT

Other topics for the submissions can be in the following areas:

  • Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
  • Compassion focused interventions
  • Interventions for children and adolescents
  • Workshops focused on specific approaches for diverse populations

In reviewing your proposals, we’ll be looking to select a slate of high quality, accessible, and financially viable trainings that balance:

  • presenter(s) perspective(s) and background(s) and breadth,
  • training level,
  • novelty,
  • skills targeted (clinical, organizational, research, etc.),
  • client population targeted (age, presentation, setting, diversity, etc.),

This call will close on the 1st of February.

This proposal submission form is for those interested in leading an in-person conference workshop in english.

Please enter your information for your workshop below. Note: CVs must be supplied for all speakers.