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ACT in ABA: Where Have You Been All My Life?

This month we're looking at ACT in ABA. This article puts forth the suggestion, that being willing to examine behavior through the lens of ACT, and RFT, could potentially result in a more comprehensive analysis of behavior and result in more effective interventions for socially significant change.

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ACT in ABA: Where Have You Been All My Life?
ACT in ABA: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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About the event

Abstract: Examining behavior within the context of applied behavior analysis (ABA) from the perspective of acceptance and commitment training (ACTr), while understanding the role of relational framing and the transformation of stimulus function, can better equip behavior analysts to effectively address complex behavior that may be influenced by covert verbal behavior. This approach may lead to a more comprehensive analysis of behavior and result in more effective interventions for socially significant change. The aim of this article is to provide behavior analysts with information and guidance on using relational frame theory (RFT) and ACTr in behavior-analytic services. The article first provides a rationale for considering thoughts as behavior and outlines important components of RFT. Subsequently, the benefits of employing ACTr in ABA are highlighted, including brief descriptions and examples of the use of ACTr within ABA practice. The article highlights the importance of expanding the consideration of maintaining variables when attempting to address maladaptive covert verbal behavior and ultimately aims to encourage a greater number of behavior analysts to adopt RFT and ACTr practices in applied settings

This will provide 1.5 Continuing Education hours.

Tickets

  • Discussion ONLY

    This ticket is free and does NOT include any continuing education credits. This ticket allows for admission to the journal club discussion for participation.

    $0.00
  • Discussion and CEs

    This ticket allows for admission to the journal club discussion for participation AND pays for the allotted continuing education credit(s).

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee

Total

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