ACT in Behavior Analysis 9-week Consultation Course (October 2020)
Learn How to Get the Most Out of ACT Work with Your Clients
About This Course
- 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.
Session 1: October 16, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EDT
Introductions and Intro to ACT terms
Session 2: October 23, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EDT
Scope of Practice and the ACT Functional Assessment
Session 3: October 30, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EDT
ACT Functional Assessment Continued
Session 4: November 6, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EST
The ACT Matrix
Session 5: November 13, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EST
The ACT Matrix Continued
Session 6: November 20, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EST
Catching Metaphors in Flight
Session 7: December 4, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EST
Session 8: December 11, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EST
Putting It All Together
Session 9: December 18, 2020, 1 PM—3 PM EST
Putting It All Together Continued
Participants will be able to:
- Set goals, identify barriers, review expectations, establish measurement and consultation program-evaluation strategy.
- Identify the six repertoires involved in behavioral flexibility and inflexibility.
- Evaluate speech for competing contingencies, delay discounting, inertia, matching, and defective stimulus control.
- Analyze the same speech for experiential avoidance, fusion, over-focus on past or future events, rigid perspective-taking, unclear priorities, and behavioral alignment with values.
- Describe recent applied literature on establishing a variety of relational frames.
- Apply interventions to behavior with different functions.
- Discuss how to help clients set goals, identify potential barriers and interventions, and monitor progress.
- Identify and analyze metaphors in client speech and use them to transform stimulus functions.
- Use physical movement to address deficits and excesses in core ACT repertoires.
- Use physical movement plus items found in your clinic- or home-based service environments to address deficits and excesses in core ACT repertoires.
- Develop games, initiatives, and writing and reading activities to promote ACT repertoires.
- Set personal goals for using ACT training in your practice and identify ways of implementation.
- Identify barriers and interventions, design measurement and intervention evaluation strategy with clients.
Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 18 CE Hours by the following:
- BACB – Behavior Analysts
- NBCC – National Counselors
- NY State – Counselors and Social Workers
- Other State Level Counselors, MFTs, and Social Workers
- APA - Psychologist: Institute for Better Health, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Institute for Better Health, Inc maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
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