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ACT 2024 Katowice

From students to experts

About the Conference Call for Abstracts

The conference is addressed to:

researchers, practitioners, and students involved in Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS)

Languages of the event: English and Polish

Free of charge and full of value

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About the Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the international conference ACT 2024 Katowice "From Students to Experts", scheduled for March 15-17, 2024. This event will take place at SWPS University's Faculty of Psychology in Katowice, and is organized by SWPS University in collaboration with the Polish chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

The core objective of this conference is to disseminate knowledge, expertise, and experiences in the field of Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS) while fostering a sense of community among researchers, practitioners, and students.

Our aim is to facilitate knowledge transfer between students embarking on their research journeys and seasoned researchers and practitioners eager to share their know-how. We hope that engaging with passionate enthusiasts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), and Process-Based Therapy (PBT) will be both inspiring and enriching for you. We offer conference attendees opportunities to grow and develop new skills.

Aligned with the conference's theme, "From Students to Experts", we aim to create a platform for students to showcase their achievements and take their first steps towards a successful career path, all under the mentorship of experienced professionals.

Therefore, we have dedicated a substantial segment of the conference to student presentations. We extend a warm invitation to representatives from research clubs and student organizations across Poland to submit workshop and lecture proposals related to the application of CBS in diverse contexts.

Event Format

Our conference will be held in a hybrid format, combining in-person sessions at the SWPS University’s Faculty of Psychology in Katowice with online streaming.

The conference will kick off with a full-day workshop focusing on the application of ACT, FAP, and PBT in specific populations. This workshop will be led by experts from the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Poland, alongside international specialists. The subsequent two days will feature inspiring plenary lectures, thematic workshops, symposia, and a poster session.

We understand that effective learning occurs through various avenues. Hence, the conference program will include additional activities such as excursions, interactions with local artists and social activists from Silesia, and communal meals. We have also reserved time for the traditional follies, including cabaret performances, funny songs, and humorous videos related to the conference's theme, crafted by the attendees themselves.

As part of our commitment to inclusivity, social justice, and the principle of providing open access to scientific and educational content, we are pleased to announce that all conference participants are exempt from conference fees.

Call for Abstracts

We welcome submissions from researchers and practitioners specializing in contextual behavioral science. Additionally, representatives of research clubs and student organizations are encouraged to submit proposals for original workshops and oral presentations. Students will have the opportunity to receive guidance and preliminary content review for their workshop or presentation.

We appreciate your interest in our conference. Please submit your abstracts using the form below.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  1. Abstracts must be submitted exclusively through the provided form.
  2. You may submit only one abstract per form. For multiple submissions, kindly use separate forms.
  3. Depending on the chosen presentation category, abstracts should include:
    • For posters: An introduction, description of the research method, results, and their interpretation.
    • For lectures: An introduction, purpose, description of the topics covered, and estimated presentation time (20 or 45 minutes).
    • For workshops: An introduction, educational objectives, program outline, workshop delivery method, and estimated duration (3, 6 or 9 hours).
    • For morning classes (e.g., meditation, yoga, tai chi) and networking meetings: An introduction, purpose, program outline, and estimated duration (20 or 45 minutes).
    • For symposia: A general description of the symposium's purpose (limited to 150 words) and individual abstracts for each presentation, including an introduction, research method, results, interpretation, and estimated duration (20, 45 or 90 min.).
    • For workshops organized by a research club or student organization: An introduction, educational objectives, program outline, workshop delivery method, and estimated duration (3 or 6 hours).
    • For oral presentations hosted by a research club or student organization: An introduction, purpose, description of the discussed topic, and estimated presentation time (20, 45 or 90 minutes).
  4. Abstracts should be formatted according to the template provided with the submission form. The length of each abstract should not exceed 300 words.
  5. Abstracts should be submitted in .doc or .docx format (compatible with Microsoft Word version 2016 or later).
  6. Ensure the file is named using the lead author's first and last name.
  7. The Scientific Committee will review and select abstracts based on their relevance to the conference theme and adherence to theoretical and methodological standards.
  8. Participants will receive notification of acceptance via email by December 20, 2023.

Submission Form

Important Dates

October 9 – December 3, 2023
call for abstracts

December 20, 2023
notification of acceptance deadline

January 2 – February 1, 2024
conference participant registration


  • ACBS Polska, logo
  • Faculty of Psychology in Katowice, logo
  • Research Club OLWEUS, logo
  • Akceptacja Student Research Club logo
  • Student government at SWPS University in Katowice


The conference is held under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology in Katowice, Jolanta Życińska, Ph.D. / Associate Professor.

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Paweł Ostaszewski
  • Tomasz Hańć, Ph.D.
  • Lidia Baran, Ph.D.
  • Joanna Dudek, Ph.D.
  • Anna Gorzołka, Ph.D.
  • Małgorzata Wójcik, Ph.D.
  • Hubert Czupała, M.A.
  • Magdalena Dziedziak-Wawro, M.A.
  • Joanna Gawrońska, M.A.

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Organizing Committee

  • Patrycja Dołęga
  • Magdalena Kosowska
  • Wiktoria Koza
  • Jakub Marcjasz
  • Szymon Miążek
  • Jakub Mróz
  • Agnieszka Szczap
  • Mariola Tomsia


SWPS University in Katowice, Techników 9, rooms: auditorium, 109, 111