Acceptance and Commitment Training for Individuals with Developmental Disorders
Dr. Ruth Anne Rehfeldt
This webinar will provide a justification for why behavior analytic practitioners cannot ignore the role of private events in intervening on the behavior of clients, staff, and parents. The webinar will explore the concept of psychological inflexibility and how it may be a frequent private experience in highly verbal individuals with developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities, as well as in staff, parents, and other caregivers. We will examine the core processes involved in Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), as well as delineate the role of relational responding in psychological flexibility and inflexibility. Representative research highlighting the ways behavior analysts might incorporate components of ACT into their more traditional ABA programming will be shared.
After attending this event participants will be able to:
1. Provide an overview of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) and its relation to Relational Frame Theory
2. Discuss how ACT might be implemented for individuals with developmental disabilities and their caregivers
3. Showcase research on the use of ACT in conjunction with ABA for clients & staff
4.Provide ideas for the future adoption of ACT by behavior analysts
10:30 am: Introduction
10:35 am: Pretest
10:40 am: Presentation begins
11;50 am: 10 minute break
12:00 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
12:10 pm: Presentation resumes
1:15 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
1:30 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
Continuing Education: Don’t need CEUs? Select the free version when you add the webinar to your cart.
Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEUs
Psychologists: 3 continuing education hours- live event only
Social Workers: 3 Clinical continuing education hours Level: Intermediate live event only
Certified Counselors: 3 continuing education hours Area: Counseling theory/practice
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3 credit hours for $65!
Dr. Rehfeldt holds a BA in psychology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA (1993), and masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nevada (1998 graduation), where she was a student of Dr. Linda J. Hayes. Dr. Rehfeldt has published nearly 100 articles and book chapters in behavior analysis. Her expertise focuses specifically upon basic and applied investigations of verbal behavior and derived stimulus relations. She recently co-edited a book with Yvonne Barnes-Holmes entitled “Derived Stimulus Relations Applications for Learners with Autism and other Developmental Disorders: A Progressive Guide for Change. Dr. Rehfeldt is the editor or The Psychological Record, a journal founded by J. R. Kantor in 1937 and for which B. F. Skinner was one of the first editorial board members. She is or has been an editorial board member for a number of journals, including Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, and the European Journal of Behavior Analysis. Dr. Rehfeldt and her students have delivered over 200 conference presentations over the years. Ruth Anne was the co-founder, program chair, and past President of the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis. Ruth Anne has been awarded the Rehabilitation Institute Teacher of the Year award several times. She was the Teacher of the Year for the College of Education and Human Services during 2006 and, in 2010, was awarded the Researcher of the Year Award for the College of Education and Human Services.
Ruth Anne’s current research interests include verbal behavior and derived stimulus relations, which she primarily focuses upon the population of adults with intellectual disabilities and young typically-developing children.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Dr. Rehfeldt does not have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any of the products, organizations, or programs mentioned during this talk. Dr. Rehfeldt receives speaker fees for presenting ABACLive webinars but does not receive speaker fees for presenting ABACGives events. Speaker fees are donated directly to the charity or non-for-profit organization of their choice.
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