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I Attended an ACT Workshop for Behavior Analysts… Now What?

Author: Alyssa N. Wilson, PhD., BCBA-D, LBA Since I first started doing acceptance and commitment training (ACT) workshops back in graduate school, attendees always seem to ask similar questions:  Now what?  How do I bring what I learned into my clinical practice?  What if I mess up and don’t use ACT correctly?  How do I …

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Expanding the Impact of ABA with ACT: New Tools for a New World

Author: Kenzie Davison, MA, BCBA ACT in Action Many applied behavior analyst (ABA) folks are curious about acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and how the approach can support meaningful social change within our science.  We finally have a tool with “broadly useful methods of change that work, and that do so through change processes that …

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Trauma Therapist Podcast: Interview with Dr. Laurel Parnell on Attachment-Focused EMDR

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Laurel Parnell, PhD conducted by Guy Macpherson, PhD on the Trauma Therapist Podcast. The full podcast recording is available below. Guy Macpherson:                                    Alright, so Doctor Parnell is a clinical …

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Intergenerational Trauma: Healing the Past to Heal the Present

Photo: Mark Brayne Author: Mark Brayne, Parnell Institute Training Facilitator and Director of EMDR Focus. Half-way through a demonstration session at an Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) workshop in London last year, it was becoming clear that my volunteer client and I were getting worryingly stuck. We’d identified where George was being triggered in his present life …

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Using the Flash Technique to Support EMDR Treatment

Author: Philip Manfield, PhD The flash technique (FT) was introduced in 2017 (Manfield et al.) to solve the problem of how to help clients tolerate disturbing memories that they find overwhelming.  Most trauma treatment approaches require clients to think about their traumatic memories as a prerequisite to resolving them, but our most difficult clients are …

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