Your use of the website is subject to the terms and conditions below. By registering a user account and using this website, you show your agreement to these terms. If you do not accept these terms, please do not register a user account or use this website.

Site Ownership and Purpose is owned and operated by the Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center, PC, an organization dedicated to the development, evaluation, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based practices, primarily those developing out of contextual behavioral science. 

Privacy Policy
Protecting your privacy is important to us. Because we gather certain types of information from visitors and registered users of our site, we feel you should be fully aware of the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

  • Why we collect personal information uses any information voluntarily provided by our users to promote an open dialogue and encourage the sharing of information, peer support, and professional development. tracks user traffic patterns through our site. For visitors, this data is not connected to individual users. For register users of the site, this data may be connected to individual users.
  • How we collect personal information
    We collect information about you in several ways. Certain information, such as the type of browser, computer, and operating system you are using, is automatically collected by your web browser. Additional information is collected when users register for the site. The website also uses "cookies" technology to collect and store certain information (see below).
  • Cookies
    We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A can’t pull data off your computer or read cookies created by other sites. We use cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site.
  • When we disclose personal information
    Your username and any additional information you voluntarily provide about yourself during the registration process will be publicly available to all registered users of the site in the Members list. Your email address will not be publicly available, but you will have the option to allow visitors and users of the site to contact you via a web-based form that does not reveal your email address. Your email address or other personal information will never be sold or released to any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or partners. The Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center, PC, the owner of this site, will not use your personal information for any commercial purposes. At times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary for the public interest.
  • Access to your personal information
    You always have access to the information we have about you. To review and update your personal contact information at any time, simply click on the my profile link on the left side of the screen.

Fair Use Notice
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to provide educational information that is related to ACT, RFT, and contextual/behavioral psychology in general. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit online. (For more information see: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you are the owner of copyrighted material contained on this site and believe it is not being used in accordance with the fair use provision of the US Copyright Law, please contact the webmaster about having it removed.

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Conduct and Prohibited Uses
You are responsible for, and assume all liability associated with, any material you make available or transmit through, whether through web pages, blogs, chat rooms, messages boards or other forums, including liability for claims of infringement, libel and slander. You may not post, transmit through or otherwise make available on or through this website any material that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, abusive, profane, vulgar, sexually explicit, racist, threatening, hateful or otherwise objectionable or that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. Although does not and cannot review all content posted on or transmitted through this website, it shall be under no obligation to permit any material posted or transmitted to remain on the site, and may remove from, or refuse to display on the site any material that, in the exercise of its sole discretion, believe violates this agreement.

Without limiting the foregoing, you also agree not to transmit, distribute, post, communicate or store information or other material on, to or through this website that:

  1. is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, slanderous or embarrassing to any other person or entity or in violation of applicable law as determined by in its sole discretion;
  2. infringes upon any intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  3. is sexually explicit;
  4. constitutes advertisements or solicitations of business, surveys, contests, chain letters or pyramid schemes; or
  5. contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data, or information.

You further agree not to:

  1. use any incomplete, false, or inaccurate biographical information or other information for purposes of registering as a user of this website;
  2. delete or revise any material or other information of any other user of the website;
  3. harvest, collect, or send information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
  4. take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the website’s infrastructure;
  5. use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website or any activity being conducted on this site;
  6. use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the website or any activity being conducted on this site;
  7. use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the website to harvest or otherwise collect information from the website to be used for any commercial purpose;
  8. allow any other person or entity to use your username or password for posting or viewing content or comments or for sending or receiving materials may investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. reserves the right (but do not have the obligation) to review postings on this website, to remove any postings, and to terminate your ability to post to this website at any time without notice, in its sole discretion. also reserves the right to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part.

Disclaimer of Warranties
This website is provided "as is." makes no representation or warranty of any kind whatsoever to your or any other person relating in any way to this website, including any part thereof, or any website or other content or service that may be accessible directly or indirectly through the service. disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law, any and all such representations and warranties. makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, that the information provided through this website will be free from error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in operation. Any information on this service is subject to change without notice, and we disclaim all responsibility for these changes.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will or its affiliates, or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website, or any website linked to this one, be liable in any manner whatsoever for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of your access, use or inability to use this website or any site linked to this one, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure. In no event shall or its affiliates or any third party be liable to your or any other person for consequential, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, or indirect damages arising under or in any way related to the service, including any part thereof, or any other content (including lost profits, loss of business or data, business interruption, trading losses, and damages that result from inaccuracy of the information or inconvenience, delay, or, loss of the use of the website) even if or any third party has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses. reserves the right to alter the content of this website in any way, at any time, for any reason, without prior notification, and will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes. These limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if has been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,’s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. In no event shall ‘s total liability to you for all damages, losses, or causes of action arising under this agreement exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00).

Upon a request, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless and its respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, or other partners and employees from and against all liabilities, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, or transmit through this website, your use of the website, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.