Upcoming Webinars

December 4, 2019 at 3:30 PM (PST)

$10 for members, $20 for non-members, 1 BACB® CE

Dr. Emily Sandoz

Reworking Talk Therapy: How ACT as Clinical Behavior Analysis Enhances Language-Based Interventions for Meaningful Behavior Change

Behavior analysts have long been interested in both: (1) private events and their functional relationships with overt behavior, and (2) how behavior analysis might explain the effectiveness of talk therapy. For example, currently this interest is renewed by the return of ACT, a talk therapy that developed as clinical behavior analysis. As ACT dissemination became increasingly successful, however, the behaviorist philosophical and theoretical roots became less and less salient.

This talk will focus on the problem with this departure of ACT from clinical behavior analysis, and how a basic behavior analytic framework might be applied to improve the effectiveness and meaningfulness of any language-based intervention.

Learning Objectives:
1: To describe two implications of functional contextualism for language-based behavioral intervention.
2: To describe three implications of clinical behavior analysis for language-based behavioral intervention.
3: To track language-based behavioral interventions by tracking context, behavior, and functional relationships between context and behavior.