Is Scope of Competence Even More Important Than Scope of Practice When Implementing ACT in Behavior Analysis?

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With the expansion of behavior analysis across more diverse populations, it has become increasingly important to address private events when direct contingency management alone is ineffective. Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) provides behavior analysts with a technology that allows us to address private events and complex human behavior that is derived from behavioral principles, falls in line with the seven dimensions of ABA and Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s 5th edition task list.
However, behavior analysts are often challenged with evaluating whether this application of the science is within their scope of competence. Without clear training requirements, credentialing or certifications, many behavior analysts face ethical barriers regarding the integration of ACT into their clinical practice.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to identify at least 3 reasons why including ACT in their clinical practice may be beneficial.
Participants will be able to define how ACT is within the scope of practice of ABA and identify at least 3 different empirically supported applications of ACT within applied behavior analysis
Participants will be able to identify at least 4 steps they can take to increase their competency in ACT

Presenter: Erin Bertoli, BCBA

CEU: 1 general

Cost: $15

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