ACT in Behavior Analysis 9-week Online Consultation Course

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Repeats every week until Fri Aug 16 2019 .
Jun 14 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jun 21 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jun 28 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jul 5 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jul 12 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jul 19 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jul 26 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Aug 2 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Aug 9 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Aug 16 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
World Region: 
North America
New York
Thomas Szabo

You’re a BCBA and you’re interested in adding acceptance and commitment training (ACT) to your repertoire. However, you’re seeking someone with experience to demonstrate and mentor you on how ACT can be effectively integrated with the clients, situations, and environments you work in. This consultation course addresses how to do just that: introduce ACT into your practice effectively and appropriately within your scope of practice, and adapting ACT practices to fit your work.

Tom Szabo is a BCBA on the cutting edge of ACT who is renowned for his engaging presentation style and innovations in behavior analysis. In this consultation series, you will:

  • Engage in fluency drills to hone your skills at identifying the six core ACT repertoire deficits from small bits of dialogue.
  • Identify competing contingencies of reinforcement, verbal delay discounting, verbally mediated under and over-matching, behavioral inertia, and other means by which client verbal behavior derails your efforts to bring behavior under relevant stimulus control.
  • Craft intervention targets to bring client behavior under the control of appropriate contingencies of reinforcement.
  • Practice in-the-moment creation of unique, client-specific exercises.
  • Harness the metaphors your clients use to expand flexible relational networks and undermine thorny verbal rules.

In this intimate consultation course, Dr. Szabo will model ACT skills with clients like yours, engage you in case-specific role-plays, give feedback about your integration of ACT, assist you in setting supportive goals, and assist you in evaluating your progress. Attendees should expect an average of 1.5 hours worth of homework between sessions—this may involve reading or video assignments as well as communicating with other members of the course for the purposes of further skills training work. If you’re attracted to ACT and want intensive practice in a workshop setting before trying to use the model in your ABA practice, this consultation is right for you.

During ACT in Behavior Analysis 9-Week Online Consultation, Tom guides you in the development of your own ACT exercises and metaphors. The aim is that upon completion, you will not need to rely upon books, tapes, or other supplemental prompts to find ACT interventions. You will learn to create your own function-based behavior analytic strategies to meet the needs of individuals with whom you work and to do so on the fly, in the moment.

18 CE/CME Credit Hours Available