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ACT and ACTr Consultation with Tom Szabo

Greetings and thank you for checking out all the options available to you for ACT and ACTr (Acceptance and Commitment Training) consultation. What an honor for us to list ourselves and offer guidance.

Training ACT practitioners and offering case consultation has been a passion of mine for nearly 15 years. I'm a recognized ACT trainer, board certified behavior anlayst (BCBA-D), researcher and writer; but more importantly, I'm someone that fumbles and stumbles their way through coaching others and living my own life... just like you. But I bring a few things to my ACT practice that are worth listing:

1) I work with the person (or group) in front of me at the moment they are with me. I design unique, function-based interventions in the moment. I might recycle fragments of exercises or meditations I've used before, but each iteration is new and based on the verbal behavior and needs of the human(s) in front of me.

2) I bring backgrounds in outdoor adventure therapy, high school teaching, applied behavior analysis, RFT, and Prosocial ACT into pretty much everything I do. If I'm approaching something this way and it's not working, I'll shift and try it that way. 

3) I trained in Steve Hayes' research lab at University of Nevada, Reno, and have taken workshops with Steve, Kelly, Kirk, Robyn Walser, Darrah Westrup, DJ Moran, Miranda Morris, Lisa Coyne, and many others. 

4) In addition to ongoing, in-the-moment functional assessment, I teach practitioners ways to build and maintain the therapeutic alliance. This is especially important for behavior analysts using ACTr. I can't emphasize enough how vital it is to create a sacred space of intimacy with the humans we serve. 

4) I give workshops regularly through Praxis and at conferences. 

5) My forte seems to be intensive case consultation with regular roleplay, realplay, feedback, and goal setting. 

That's it. I don't have my own website just yet. I probably will sometime soon. In the meantime, you can look for my bio page on the Praxis website and contact me through this ACBS portal if you are moved to do so. 

Thanks again for checking in.


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