ACT for Behavior Analysts - Berkeley, CA

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Aug 12 2017 - 9:00am
Online/Phone: 
No
World Region: 
North America
United States
California
Language: 
English
Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D and Tom Szabo, PhD, BCBA-D

Applied behavior analysts have developed potent technologies for igniting socially significant behavioral change in a variety of settings. This workshop brings to behavior analysts new tools with which to establish the need for, occasion, and reinforce responding that is sensitive to changes in the prevailing contingencies of reinforcement. We will examine the practical tools and basic science undergirding acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and how you might be able to make use of ACT strategies in your practice, while staying close to the BACB Task List 4th edition and our scope of practice as outlined by Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968).

Specifically, we provide:

  1. Practical training on how to use ACT procedures to help people spend less time struggling with private events and more time engaging in behavior that accomplishes important outcomes. This applies to higher functioning children with autism, their parents, teachers, to yourself, and to the staff that you work with.
  2. In depth, accessible coverage of the major lines of basic human operant research that led to the development of relational frame theory and ACT: rule insensitivity, delay discounting, equivalence, and relational framing.
  3. Clear definitions of the focuses of ACT that are appropriate for behavior analysts versus those that are better left to those in psychotherapy and counseling fields.

Note: this workshop is not about treating psychological disorders. It is about helping behavior analysts address a fuller range of human behavior and, in doing so, help clients, clients’ parents, and behavior analysts themselves, to be more effective in achieving their daily goals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the rationale for adopting psychological flexibility as a primary treatment outcome.
  2. Demonstrate how to use ACT procedures to help people spend less time struggling with private events and more time engaging in behavior that accomplishes important outcomes.
  3. Describe the major lines of basic human operant research that led to the development of relational frame theory and ACT.
  4. Differentiate between the focuses of ACT appropriate for behavior analysts versus those that are better left to those in psychotherapy and counseling fields.
  5. Explain the evidence basis for these technologies based on investigations into using them to treat child and adult behavioral rigidity.
  6. Demonstrate experiential exercises designed to promote flexibility in clients.
  7. Explain experiential exercises in terms of basic behavioral principles.

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Where:

New Harbinger Publications
5270 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
USA

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