ACT BootCamp® for Behavior Analysts – Toronto

Up to 32
CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, PhD, BCBA-D Behavior analyst, professor, and author
Thomas Szabo, PhD, BCBA-D Behavior analyst, trainer, and author
Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D Behavior analyst, program director of the behavior analysis Masters program at the University of Southern California, trainer, and author
Kenzie Davison, MA, BCBA Behavior analyst, and trainer

About This Workshop

Join us for this 4-day ACT BootCamp® for Behavior Analysts workshop in Toronto, ONT, Canada, with Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Tom Szabo, Jonathan Tarbox, and Kenzie Davison.

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 discounted hotel room block is available starting at $179.95 CAD/night. Parking at the hotel is an additional $15/day for all attendees and overnight guests. Please book by using the link in the right sidebar, or call 1-866-568-0046 and reference the group code ACT or the event ACT BootCamp Canada.

Program

23 January | Day 1, Thursday 

6.5 CE Hours:

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Check-in*

8:00 am – 9:45 am: TBD

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Morning Break*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: TBD

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break*

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: TBD

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break*

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: TBD

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

Evening Workshop | 2 CE Hours:

4:45 pm – 6:45 pm: TBD

24 January | Day 2, Friday 

6.5 CE Hours:

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Check-in*

8:00 am – 9:45 am: TBD

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Morning Break*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: TBD

12:00 pm – 1:30 am: Lunch Break*

1:30 am – 2:45 pm: TBD

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break*

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: TBD

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

Evening Workshop

4:45 pm – 6:45 pm: TBD

25 January | Day 3, Saturday 

6.5 CE Hours:

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Check-in*

8:00 am – 9:45 am: TBD

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Morning Break*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: TBD

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break*

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: TBD

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break*

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: TBD

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

Evening Workshop | 2 CE Hours:

4:45 pm – 6:45 pm: TBD

26 January | Day 4, Sunday

6.5 CE Hours:

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Check-in*

8:00 am – 9:45 am: TBD

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Morning Break*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: TBD

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break*

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: TBD

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break*

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: TBD

No evening session on last night.

*Not available for CE

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

Learning Objectives Coming Soon

Prerequisites

A background in behavior analysis is strongly recommended.

Audience

For behavior analyst professionals and students, beginner to advanced.

Recommended Reading

Dixon, M. R., & Paliliunas, D. (2018). AIM: A Behavior Analytic Curriculum for Social-Emotional Development in Children. Carbondale, IL: Shawnee Scientific Press.

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.

Friman, P. C., Hayes, S. C., & Wilson, K. G. (1998). Why behavior analysts should study emotion: The example of anxiety. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 137-156. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1998.31-137  Rehfeldt, R. A., & Barnes-Holmes, Y. (2009).  Derived relational responding: Applications for learners with autism and other developmental disabilities: A progressive guide to change. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.

References

Dixon, M. R., & Paliliunas, D. (2018). AIM: A Behavior Analytic Curriculum for Social-Emotional Development in Children. Carbondale, IL: Shawnee Scientific 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.

Tarbox, J., Dixon, D., Sturmey, P., & Matson, J (2014). Handbook of early intervention for autism spectrum disorders. New York: Springer.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 events@praxiscet.zendesk.com to cancel a registration.

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January 23–26, 2020
Thurs: 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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3450 Dufferin St
Toronto, Ontario M6A 2V1
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