Three decades of research into human language and cognition have demonstrated that many forms of human suffering arise from normal language processes, such as problematic rule-following and derived relational responding. A better understanding of the role of both verbal and direct environmental contingencies might allow practitioners to develop more effective interventions for children and families.
This workshop will present Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a behavior analytic, developmentally sensitive approach for fostering resilience in children, and empowering families and communities to better adapt to life’s challenges and build rich and meaningful lives. Case studies will be presented, with opportunities for participants to engage in role-play and experiential exercises, and actively practice target ACT skills. Participants will explore how the ACT model can be adapted to meet the needs of children and families across a variety of educational, treatment and community contexts. Adaptations for children with specific learning challenges (such as those with ASD or ADHD) and those struggling with anxiety, OCD or other challenges will be discussed, along with strategies for effectively engaging caregivers. Finally, the training will emphasize the importance and of combining ACT with more traditional behavioral intervention strategies.
You must attend the program in its entirety, and complete an evaluation after the event, to receive continuing education credits/hours, or a letter of attendance. If you are a Devereux employee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a discount code that will allow you to register at a discounted cost.