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Conference Submissions

We are accepting submissions for posters, symposia, panel discussions, workshops and skills classes. The deadline for the call for submissions is 28 February 2018 14 March 2018.
The submissions should be sent to:

Guidance for contributors:

The conference theme is "open the door to cooperation" and the intention is to bring people from medical and psychological communities together to learn from each other. This includes people from basic science and applied practice across diverse areas of work. We hope that this event will be of interest to practitioners and researchers interested in Evidence Based Psychotherapy (such as CBT, ACT, FAP, DBT, CFT, ST, MBCT) and medical doctors of various specializations (among others psychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation). We wish to appeal to people working in mental health, physical health, education, organisational contexts, coaching, and other sectors.

We particularly welcome submissions that relate to the following themes:

  • Relational Frame Theory /Basic science
  • Meeting places of CBS and other psychotherapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT/ST/Mindfulness/CFT/DBT/humanistic)
  • Beyond the therapy room: The role of CBS across different medical sectors (e.g. psychiatry, oncology, neurology)
  • Working with complex/enduring presentations (e.g. personality disorders, psychosis, and co-morbid presentations)

N.B. Submissions that do not fit with these themes are also very much welcomed.

We are looking forward to producing an exciting conference programme. Individuals hoping to present at the conference should be aware that there are a limited number of spaces available across the two days of the conference. All submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee, to ensure a good quality range of conference material.

There are five types of submission for the conference:


Posters usually report empirical research and will be organized into one or more sessions, during which attendees will be invited to review the research presented and discuss findings with poster presenters. Presenters must be at their poster during their assigned time of the poster session and may choose to provide handouts for example A4 version of the poster. (Poster size: A0 size, vertical max. 60cm x 90cm)


Panel discussions consist of 3 to 5 speakers selected for some shared interest or expertise in an area. Panelists respond to one or more questions or issues, with time allotted for interaction among the speakers and with the audience. A panel discussion is organized by a chairperson who serves as the session´s moderator.

SYMPOSIA (chair, 3 papers and a discussant)

Organized by a chairperson who moderates the 75-90 minute session, symposia are a series of three 15-20 minute presentations focused on either empirical research or conceptual, philosophical, historical, or methodological issues. A discussant highlights and integrates the contributions of various speakers in the symposium and moderates questions from the audience.
Chairpersons are encouraged to use symposia as an opportunity to integrate related work by: 1) bringing speakers of different affiliations together rather than showcasing the work of a single group. 2) incorporating different kinds of talks (e.g., historical, conceptual, and research-based) on the same topic into one symposium.
Papers from submissions that are not accepted may be considered for a poster session.
The Program Committee will not split apart symposia that are submitted together.


Paper submissions are individual, oral presentations, usually concerned with conceptual, philosophical, historical, or methodological issues. A paper submission may report empirical research if it is too complex for effective presentation in a poster (e.g., an integrated series of experiments). Otherwise, most data-based and single-study paper submissions will be accepted as poster presentations. All paper presentations will be 15-20 minutes long. Accepted submissions will be organized into paper sessions of 75 or 90 minutes. Submissions not accepted will be considered for a poster session. We are prioritizing submissions that are research and data driven. In service of being more data aware, we encourage you to include research citations (data citations) with your proposal.


Workshops are training sessions of 1.25/1.5 or 2.75 hours and usually focus on a combination of experiential and/or didactic exercises.
Be sure to clearly state your goals and objectives for participant education in your submissions. Workshops should be regarded as opportunities to directly train specific skills rather than to present research findings, discuss conceptual, philosophical, or methodological issues, or share opinions. However, in service of being more data aware, we encourage you to include research and data citations supporting your topic with your proposal, and to briefly present these (1-2 slides) during your workshop. Submissions that are not clearly focused on training should be submitted for other formats.

ikona MS Word Submission Form
updated: 2018-05-20