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, Mark Dixon, Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, and more.

This workshop is designed to provide behavior analysts with 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. When you enroll, you’ll be participating in the advancement of education for the BA community.

That’s because the workshop will be filmed one time only for the creation of a new on-demand course. You’ll be the first to see newly updated material that will make this BootCamp the most innovative and practical to date. And you’ll get the chance to see how our courses are produced firsthand.

In order to be in the room for this unique opportunity, you’ll be required to sign a release form in the event that you appear on camera.

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.

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This live course is sponsored by Praxis Continuing Education and Training and is approved for up to 32 CE Hours by the following listed below. Each session is individually reviewed for CE approval. There was no commercial support for this activity. None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Praxis CET maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:

Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change per hour attended.

Psychologists: Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credits per hour attended.

Drug and Alcohol Counselors: This course has been approved by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 CE hour per hour attended. NAADAC Provider #165310, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, is responsible for all aspects of its programming.

National Counselors: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6759. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Behavior Analysts: Praxis CET is an approved BACB ACE Provider # OP-17-2718.

NY Social Workers: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0467

NY Counselors: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0198.

NY Psychologists: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0002.

NOTE: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

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.