Mindful Health & Resilience Lab Accepted to the ACBS World Conference 17

The Mindful Health & Resilience Lab at Pacific University was accepted to the ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioral Science) World Conference 17 from June 27 through 30, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. The lab will be presenting a symposium in collaboration with researchers from University of Nottingham (UK) and University of Lincoln (UK). Jason Luoma of Portland Psychotherapy will be the discussant.


Symposium title: An in-depth look at psychological flexibility using the CompACT
Symposium blurb: Using quantitative and qualitative methods, studies explored in this symposium examine psychological flexibility as measured by the Comprehensive assessment of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy processes (CompACT) and Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II).  Presentations in this symposium will (1) evaluate the results of a confirmatory factor analysis yielding a three-factor structure of the CompACT, (2) assess the predictive validity of the CompACT and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire on stress, anxiety, and depression, (3) examine the fidelity of the CompACT and the AAQ-II in the measurement of ACT targets using cognitive interviewing, and (4) present the development and validation of an abbreviated eight-item short form of the CompACT.  

Talks in the symposium...
1. A confirmatory factor analysis and validation of the Comprehensive assessment of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy process (CompACT)
Presenter: Kaylie Green
Co-authors: Josh Kaplan, Michael Christopher, Ashley Eddy, Candice Hoke Kennedy, Jenna Flowers
2. The incremental validity of psychological flexibility and mindfulness in the prediction of psychopathology symptoms
Presenter: Andi Schmidt
Co-authors: Josh Kaplan, Kaylie Green, Jenna Flowers, Eli Dapolonia, Michael Christopher
3. Examining ACT process measures with cognitive interviewing
Presenter: Jessica Wright
Co-authors: David Dawson and Nima Moghaddam
4. Developing and testing a brief measure of psychological flexibility: The CompACT-8
Presenter: Lucy Morris
Co-authors: Nima Moghaddam and Dave Dawson

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019