Acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, is a behavioral approach for addressing challenging thoughts and feelings, also known as private events, that interfere with an individual's well-being. This approach is based on Relational Frame Theory and has been used to address anxiety, trauma, and other issues. This course will provide a high-level overview of ACT and its uses within a behavior analytic framework. The goal of this course is to provide behavior analysts in clinical practice with an overview of ACT and examples of its use with clients and to enhance professional performance.
This course is designed to meet CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: ACT and ABA
What is ACT?
Is ACT a Behavior Analytic Approach?
ACT or ACTraining
Section 3: Components and Practices in ACT
Reframing the Experience
Core Processes of ACT
Section 4: ACT Practices in ABA
ACT and Scope of Practice
ACT and the Seven Dimensions
ACT and Parent Training
ACT and IDD
Section 4: Conclusion
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Reviewer: Amanda Gayle, Ph.D.
Amanda Gayle received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Georgia in the Counseling and Testing Center. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in the Occupational Health Department working in both the internal and external employee assistance programs. She is licensed in North Carolina where she was in private practice for 15 years serving primarily adults in individual and couples counseling with many presenting issues. Her focus was on cognitive behavioral therapy to treat anxiety, mood disorders, grief, relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem, and parenting. She joined Relias as a subject matter expert writer for behavioral health in 2021. Disclosure: Amanda Gayle, Ph.D. has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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