Need some CE’s? The Institute for Behavioral Training is offering 3 CE credits for individuals when they sign up and participate in their upcoming webinar! Here are the details:
Date: Thursday, November 14th 12:30pm-3:00pm EST / 9:30am–12:00pm PST
Duration: 2 Hours & 30 minutes
Title: Monsters on Board – Maximizing Practitioner Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Description: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 2003) is a functional contextual approach to behavior change, rooted in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT: Barnes-Holmes, Hayes, Barnes-Holmes, & Roche, 2002). ACT offers behavior analysts a “toolbox” for effectively addressing problematic private events that can interfere with the effective delivery of services to clients. When behavior analysts are able to identify problematic private events, they can then utilize research-demonstrated ACT techniques to maximize their effectiveness even in the face of extremely challenging clients (Snyder et al., 2011). This training is intended to provide an overview of the ACT model and its processes and to engage participants in both didactic and experiential exercises that will introduce them to the application of ACT in the workplace.
Presenter: Evelyn Gould, MSc, BCBA
Bio: Evelyn Gould is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc., and is currently a trainer for the Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT). She holds an MSc in applied behavior analysis from the University of Wales, Bangor, U.K., and is a current PhD student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Evelyn has worked with children and young people with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities in home, school, clinic, and residential settings since 2002. She was recruited from Ireland by CARD in 2009 and has led several key research and development projects, including treatment evaluation research, content development for Skills® (CARD’s online assessment and curriculum) and the development of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) –based training for staff and parents. Her interests include complex human behavior (cognition, executive functions, social skills), parent training, curriculum design, and using ACT with staff, children, and families.