Subject to change

Thursday May 8 – Education day

  Jacob Berzelius – Karolinska Institutet
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Andreas Vesalius and Gustaf Retzius – Karolinska Institutet
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08:00-08:50 Registration
09:00-10:30 What is contextual psychology?
Steven C. Hayes
10:30-11:00 Coffee Coffee
11:00-12:30 Introduction to RFT
Ian Stewart
11:00-12:00 Gustaf Retzius
When and how? A review of moderators and mediators
in comparative trials of ACT and CBT
Hugo Hesser
12:30-13:30 Lunch Lunch
13:30-15:00 Introduction to ACT
Tobias Lundgren
Andreas Vesalius
Laboratory research in CBS
Carmen Luciano
15:00-15:30 Coffee Coffee
15:30-17:00 Acceptance in pain research – A systematic review
Rikard Wicksell
Andreas Vesalius
IRAP – An introduction
Ian Stewart


Friday May 9 – Invited lecture day

Aula Medica – Karolinska Institutet
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07:30-08:30 Registration
08:30-09:00 Welcome remarks
09:00-10:00 How to build a flexible organisation using contextual behavioral science
Frank Bond
10:00-10:30 Coffee
10:30-11:30 From Skinner’s assertions on self-knowledge to the functional analysis of the
self based on relational responding: Clinical implications in ACT
Carmen Luciano
11:30-12:30 Acceptance- and Value-based brief interventions for depression and well-being
Raimo Lappalainen
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Contextual behavioral science as a form of evolution science
Steven C. Hayes
14:30-15:30 ACT for functional somatic syndromes and health anxiety
Lisbeth Frostholm & Ditte Hoffman Jensen

Restaurant Jöns Jacob – Karolinska Institutet

15:45-16:45 Nordic ACBS – Discussion of collaborations and future nordic forums
16:00-18:00 Poster session with drinks and mingle
18:00-? Buffet dinner with entertainment
Friday night is Follies night! If you want to do a song, skit or any other (perhaps funny) contribution! Don’t hesitate!
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Saturday May 10

Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
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08:30-09:00 Registration Outside Nanna Svartz Auditorium
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Nanna Svartz Auditorium
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Skandiasalen, Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital
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Lilla Föreläsningssalen, Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital
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09:00-10:20 Panel discussion: ACT, the future and the link to RFT.
Chair: Tobias Lundgren.
Panel: Steve Hayes, Niklas Törneke, Frank Bond, Raimo Lappalainen.
Symposium: Self-help, treatment enhancement with the internet and smartphones.
Chair: Andreas Larsson.Presentation 1: Self-help treatment and ACT: A randomized controlled trial – Andreas Larsson.Presentation 2: A randomized controlled trial of internet-delivered ACT in the treatment of depression –
Päivi Lappalainen, (University of Jyväskylä).

Presentation 3: Reaching out to the masses – using internet and self-help books for people with chronic pain – Wicksell, Kemani, Kanstrup, Andersson and Ljottsson.

Presentation 4: Guided and non-guided CBT for social anxiety disorder and/or panic disorder via the Internet and a smartphone application: A randomised controlled trial – Ekatarina Ivanova, Per Carlbring.

Workshop: ACT and overweight.
Sandra Weineland and JoAnne Dahl.
10:20-10:45 COFFEE    
10:45-11:45 Symposium: ACT skills training for athletes.
Chair: Tobias Lundgren.Presentation 1: A psychometric evaluation of AAQ-Hockey – Olle Lööf, Markus Näslund, Tobias Lundgren.Presentation 2: Acceptance, mindfulness and values skills training for elite hockey players.

Presentation 3: Skills training intervention for elite hockey players: A randomized controlled trial – Emil Jäder, Markus Näslund, Tobias Lundgren.

Presentation 4: Can executive functions predict the next stars in football? Gustav Reinebo. Discussant: Frank Bond

Symposium: Clinical applications with ACT.
Chair: Fredrik Livheim.Presentation 1: ACT as a group treatment for adolescents: A randomized controlled trial – Fredrik Livheim.Presentation 2: Internet-delivered acceptance-based skills training for the prevention of interpersonal violence – H. Hesser, J. Engstrand, U. Jeppsson, T. Gustafsson, S. Axelsson, M. Pollack, V. Bäcke, G. Andersson.

Presentation 3: The long-term effectiveness of brief ACT-based interventions for depression: A 5-year follow-up – Aino Kohtala (University of Jyväskylä).

Presentation 4: Effectiveness of a brief ACT-based intervention for clinical depression: A randomized controlled trial – Heidi Kyllönen (University of Jyväskylä).

Workshop: ACT and overweight.
Sandra Weineland and JoAnne Dahl.
11:45-13:15 Lunch. Swedish Chapter of ACBSMeeting 12:15-13:15
13:15-14:20 Symposium. ACT and behavior medicine I.
Chair: Rikard WicksellPresentation 1: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome): Does it work, and for whom? Olsson, Jonsjö, Viden, Wicksell.Presentation 2: ACT face-to-face and ACT mobile: Interventions for overweight persons experiencing stress – Essi Sairanen (University of Jyväskylä).

Presentation 3: Internet-delivered ACT for treating the psychological effects of hearing loss: Preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial – S. Weineland, P. Molander, S. Buck, H. Sunesson, K. Bergwall, J. Hansson-Malmlöf, H. Hesser, G. Andersson.

Presentation 4: Effects of a support program for parents of children with chronic debilitating pain – Wive-Lipsker, Liljequist, Klinga, Kemani, Wicksell

Symposium: Perspective taking as a verbal operant. Chair: Thomas Parling.Presentation 1: A Swedish evaluation of a computerized perspective- taking protocol – Anna Serve, Johan Skenk, Tobias Lundgren.Presentation 2: Perspective taking and self-compassion – JoAnne Dahl.

Presentation 3: Perspective taking and empathy – Thomas Parling.

Presentation 4: Acceptance-based emotion regulation group therapy for self-harm: Preliminary results from a Swedish nationwide effectiveness study – Johan Bjureberg, Brjánn Ljótsson

14:20-14:45 COFFEE
14:45-15:45 Symposium: ACT and behavior medicine II.
Chair: Brjánn Ljótson.Presentation 1: Examining the relationship between symptoms of ADHD and psychological flexibility – Wive-Lipsker, Bygård, Bölte, Hirvikoski, Wicksell.Presentation 2: Indicators for behavioral pain rehabilitation – Graciella Rovner.

Presentation 3: A randomized controlled trial of group and internet-delivered ACT for sleep problems – Raimo Lappalainen (University of Jyväskylä).

Presentation 4: Exposure and acceptance based therapy for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) – Brjánn Ljótson

Symposium: Development and evaluation of ACT based programs.
Chair: Tobias Lundgren.Presentation 1: Skills training for persons with Asperger syndrome: A randomized controlled trial – Johan Panke.Presentation 2: A brief ACT intervention for persons suffering from psychosis – Mårten Tyrberg.

Presentation 3: Acceptance-based therapy for BDD: A pilot study – Johanna Linde.

Presentation 4: When symptoms don’t go away – ACT to improve functioning in chronic debilitating pain: does it work, and how? Kemani, Olsson, Lekander, Hesser, Andersson, Wicksell.

15:55-16:15 Closing ceremony