AC Hotel by Mariott
8:30 am-3:30 pm
6 BCBA Learning CEUs
This 6 hour full day workshop will provide attendees with the tools they need to get started integrating Relational Frame Theory and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into daily services for persons with autism and related conditions. Join us on a journey that begins with the amazing realization that human language is so much more complex than verbal operants alone. And once our clients, or even ourselves, begin to transcend the programmed contingencies of reinforcement, that a whole new way of assessment and treatment must be adopted by behavior analysts. We will walk through a few scientific discoveries and their associated data to illustrate the meaningful differences that RFT and ACT can have on our clients. Learn how to boost language like never before, as well as how to use these tools to ensure that the social and emotional world is embraced with greater success. A variety of assessments and curriculum which rest upon RFT and ACT will highlight just how easy it is to get started making differences in the clients you serve.
Hour 1: Overview of RFT/ACT.
Attendees will be able to describe the historical development of both RFT and ACT within the field of behavior analysis.
Attendees will be able to explain the various relational frame families as well as the ACT hexaflex processes and how to use them with clients served.
Hour 2: Conducting functional / skill assessments
Attendees will be able to describe the necessary steps to complete a variety of assessment methods for evaluating the presence of or readiness for RFT and ACT interventions.
Hour 3: Building language, cognition, and social skills programs
Attendees will be able to understand the basic steps in moving from assessment to intervention methods using RFT and ACT programing for skill and behavior change.
Hour 4: Integrating content into insurance and IEP formats
Attendees will be able to write goals and objectives for RFT and ACT that get approved and get results using the necessary insurance or IEP language.
Hour 5 Using the seamless tools of PEAK and LIFE for language intervention
Attendees will be able to describe the multiple programmatic ways to use PEAK and LIFE for language, cognition, and functional skill development.
Hour 6: Using the seamless tool of AIM for social and emotional development.
Attendees will be able to describe the multiple programmatic ways to use AIM for social and emotional skill development.