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Southfield, MI (USA) Dissemination Activities 2021

Shatangela Gibbs, Southfield, MI, USA

Could you please tell us a little about you and your background?
I am Shatangela Gibbs, I am currently work as a high school counselor and Psychotherapist in Michigan. I have been in the field for the last 3.5 years and it has been very rewarding as well as an educational journey.

How did you become interested in CBS?
I became interested in contextual behavior science after taking a training in ACT.

Could you tell us about your research and application interests?
I am interested in doing more research in ACT with women of color experiencing trauma. Learning how mindfulness could be implemented to assist with managing triggers. 

Could you tell us about your experience at the World Conference this year?
My experience with the World Conference this year was very interesting. Once i figured things out it was exciting to participate in the different sessions and meeting other professionals from different parts of the world was refreshing and inspirational to a new clinician like myself.

Was there anything that stood out to you about the CBS community?
Diversity and the willingness of the professionals who participated in the conference to impart knowledge and to assist with connecting me to other professionals who had similar interest that could mentor me and help me to explore CBS much deeper than I had imagined.

What did you take back from your experience that has been helpful to you?
Learning about different techniques that can be used to assist clients with deescalation, understanding of self, and coping strategies that can be adaptive to any client. It was an overwhelming amount of knowledge and I am
grateful that I had this opportunity to connect with so many professionals.  

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