|Don’t Pigeonhole Me Inside a Hexagon! Acceptance and Commitment Training is Behavior Analysis
|Monday, May 25, 2020
|5:00 PM–5:50 PM
|Marriott Marquis, Level M4, Archives
|Area: TBA; Domain: Translational
|CE Instructor: Michael DeLaet, Ph.D.
|Chair: Michael DeLaet (PENDING)
|ADAM DELINE HAHS (Arizona State University)
|EMILY SANDOZ (University of Louisiana Lafayette)
|ALYSSA N. WILSON (Saint Louis University)
The ways in which Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) is made accessible for individuals within mainstream ABA are predominantly couched in the ACT "hexaflex". The current panel discussion will highlight other, potentially viable conceptualizations of facilitating competence regarding ACT's core processes for practicing behavior analysts. Further, we aim to tether objective process and outcome measures to the core processes such that practitioners may be better equipped to confidently use ACT within their efforts to promote habilitation in the individuals with whom they work. Finally, we seek to demystify stigma around ACT as being unethical in behavior analysis.
|Instruction Level: Intermediate
Beginning-Advanced BACBs/behavior analysts; graduate students of behavior-analytic programs
|Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will be able to describe the ethical importance of remaining conceptually systematic in ABA, even when working with typically developing adult verbal behavior 2. Attendees will be able to describe how practical procedures from the ACT literature work in terms of behavioral principles 3. Attendees will be able to give practical examples of how intervening upon typically developing adults’ verbal behavior in the moment can affect that person’s socially meaningful overt behaviors outside of that session