ACT BootCamp® for Behavior Analysts – Reno

Up to 32
CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Steven C. Hayes, PhD Cofounder of ACT, leader of contextual behavioral science, and renowned author

About This Workshop

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. 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 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. This workshop includes 4 hours of ethics and 3 hours of supervision CE credits. Prior to registering, please review speaker-planner conflict of interest disclosures and complete CE information. A guest room block is available at the Whitney Peak Hotel at a discounted rate of $119/night. You can reserve your room using the link at the right, or by calling (775) 398-5400 and using the group code PRAXIS0320. Parking is complementary at the venue for all attendees.


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Continuing Education

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 Up to 32 CE Hours by the following:

  • BACB – Behavior Analysts
  • NAADAC – Drug & Alcohol Counselors


A background in behavior analysis is strongly recommended.


For behavior analyst professionals and students, beginner to advanced.

Recommended Reading

Hayes, S. C., Barnes-Holmes, D., & Roche, B. (2001). Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian account of human language and cognition. New York: Plenum Press.

Hayes, S. C. & Brownstein, A. J. (1986). Mentalism, behavior‑behavior relations and a behavior analytic view of the purposes of science. The Behavior Analyst, 9, 175‑190.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K., Wilson, K. G. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2nd edition). New York: Guilford Press.


Castro, M., Rehfeldt, R. A., & Root, W. B. (2016). On the role of values clarification and committed actions in enhancing the engagement of direct care workers with clients with severe developmental disorders. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5 (4), 201-207.

Szabo, T. G. (in press). Acceptance and commitment training for reducing inflexible behaviors in children with autism. Journal of Contextual Behavior Science.

Wilson, D. S. & Hayes, S. C. (Eds.). (2018). Evolution and contextual behavioral science: An integrated framework for understanding, predicting, and influencing human behavior. Oakland, CA: Context Press / New Harbinger Publications.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

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 to cancel a registration.

March 19–22, 2020
Whitney Peak Hotel
255 N Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89501
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Available Discounts

  • Groups of 3 or more professionals who register and pay together, receive 20% off at checkout
  • Register before February 6 for a $50 discount.
  • Student registrations are not eligible for ANY discounts
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