ACT BootCamp® for Behavior Analysts – Reno

ACT BootCamp® for Behavior Analysts – Reno

Up to
32
CE Hours available

Join us for this 4-day ACT BootCamp® for Behavior Analysts workshop in the ‘biggest little city in the world’, Reno, Nevada, with many leading ACT experts in Behavior Analysis, including ACT co-founder, Steven C. Hayes, and more.

This workshop is designed to provide behavior analysts a foundational understanding of acceptance and commitment training (ACT). ACT began over three decades ago as a behavior analytic approach to intervention in verbally-able populations who might need excessive rule-governed behavior to be diminished in order to better contact and be regulated by direct contingencies. Its conceptual and empirical basis has strengthened considerably since 1982, and it is now fully entering into the armamentarium of BCBAs in areas such as the following:

  • Parent training
  • Staff management and development
  • Organizational work
  • Work with developmentally delayed populations and the chronically mentally ill
  • Educational settings with special needs students

ACT is a method for changing behavior by increasing psychological flexibility, meaning larger patterns of values-based behavior that fit the current context and are resistant to needless disruption by private events. Increasing research (including research published in behavior analytic journals) has shown that psychological flexibility is a key component in altering behavior across a wide variety of populations.

This workshop will give the behavior analyst a deeper understanding of the roots of ACT—including how verbal behavior as extended by relational frame theory (RFT) and radical behaviorism as extended into functional contextualism provides a solid foundation conceptually and philosophically. Behavior analysts will also learn skills and techniques they can use to increase psychological flexibility with their clients while still staying within their scope of practice. Experiential exercises provide attendees with a hands-on way of understanding how ACT techniques influence psychological flexibility and overt behavior. Didactic presentations will range from a basic understanding of RFT, ACT, and functional contextualism to how BAs can apply these skills with specific populations.

Evening breakout sessions will cover topics such as scope of practice, ethics, and supervision.

Prior to registering, please review speaker-planner conflict of interest disclosures and complete CE information.

Formal meals will not be provided at the event. Coffee/tea and light refreshments may be made available at various times.

A guest room block is available at the Whitney Peak Hotel at a discounted rate of $135/night. You can reserve your room using the link at the right, or by calling (775) 398-5400 and using the group code PRAXIS1122. Parking is complimentary at the venue for all attendees.

The content for each session is still being finalized.  Please check back soon for a complete program. 

For reference, below is a program outline from a previous run of this same workshop.

Day 1, Thursday | 6.5 CE Hours

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Check-in*

8:00 am – 8:45 am: Orientation: Why ACT and RFT Matters for Behavior Analysts

8:45 am – 9:45 am: A Brief Behavioral History of ACT / RFT

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Morning Break*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: The Psychological Flexibility Model: Defusion and Acceptance

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break*

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: The Psychological Flexibility Model—Self, Now, and Values

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break*

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: The Psychological Flexibility Model—Values and Committed Action

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Afternoon Break (for those staying for Evening Workshop)*

Optional Evening Workshop | 2 CE Hours

4:45 pm – 6:45 pm: Using ACT in a Behavioral Practice

Day 2, Friday | 6.5 CE Hours

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Check-in*

8:00 am – 9:45 am: ACT for Parents

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Morning Break*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: ACT for Parents Continued

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break*

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: ACT for Adolescents and Individuals with High-Functioning ASD

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break*

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: ACT for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in ABA (2 CE Ethics Hours)

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Afternoon Break (for those staying for optional Evening Workshop)*

Optional Evening Workshop | 2 CE Hours:

4:45 pm – 6:45 pm: RFT and ACT in Behavioral Language Training with Children

Day 3, Saturday | 6.5 CE Hours

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Check-in*

8:00 am – 9:45 am: ACT in Organizations: Management of Well-Being (2 CE Supervision Hours)

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Morning Break*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Management of Burnout in Organizations

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break*

1:30 am – 2:45 pm: Management of Biases as Related to Burnout and Cooperation in Organizations

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break*

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Prosocial (1.5 CE Supervision Hours)

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Afternoon Break (for those staying for the Evening Workshop)*

Optional Evening Workshop | 2 CE Ethics Hours

4:45 pm – 6:45 pm: ACT and Scope of Practice

Day 4, Sunday | 6.5 CE Hours

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Check-in*

8:00 am – 9:45 am: Introduction to Derived Stimulus Relations, RFT & PEAK

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Morning Break*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: PEAK to ACT: When Traditional ABA Begins to Necessitate & Inclusion of ACT

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break*

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Applying ACT to Children with Autism, Social Emotional Challenges, and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break*

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: ACT as a System-Level Intervention for Children in Schools and Camps

No evening session on last night.

*Not available for CE

The objectives for each session are still being finalized.  Please check back soon for a complete list.

The content for each session is still being finalized.  Please check back soon for a complete list of CE approvals.

A background in behavior analysis is strongly recommended.
For behavior analyst professionals and students, beginner to advanced.

The references for each session are being finalized.  Please check back soon for a complete list.

We understand, sometimes things come up!

Praxis will offer a full refund to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 14 days before the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $30 for a 2-day workshop or online course, and a $50 fee for a 4-day workshop. If cancelled within 14 days, no refund will be issued, however, a credit for the same amount will be applied toward another learning product, which expires within 1 year. Please email us at info@praxiscet.com to cancel a registration.