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Using the ACT KIDFLEX with Children & Adolescents with Dr. Tamar Black

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Tamar Black, Ph.D., Educational & Developmental PsychologistNovember 7, 2022 - November 21, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Tamar Black, Ph.D., Educational & Developmental Psychologist, for a webinar for Behavior Analysts!

This is a LIVE REGISTRATION-ONLY EVENT.

This workshop will NOT be made available for On-Demand purchase in the future. Registrants will have access to recordings of each session for a limited time, and CEU’s may be earned for viewing the recordings.

The workshop will be presented in three separate sessions. Completion of all three sessions is required for CEU credit. Information about individual sessions is below.

Abstract

ACT can be used effectively with children and adolescents for a wide range of issues. This highly practical and experiential workshop will teach you how to use ACT with children and adolescents.

It can be difficult to adapt ACT for use with children and adolescents, in a way that’s developmentally appropriate and engaging. It can also be difficult to know which ACT processes your client would benefit from, and which process or processes to begin working with.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the new ACT Kidflex: a developmentally appropriate adaptation of the ACT Hexaflex. You will learn how to develop an ACT case conceptualization and create goals for counselling together with the child/adolescent and where appropriate, parents/caregivers. You will learn how to structure your sessions so that both you and the child/adolescent are clear which ACT Kidflex process/processes you are teaching.

Participants will learn how to use quick, simple, engaging and creative techniques with children and adolescents. Case studies will be presented to illustrate how to use ACT. You will learn how to identify where in the ACT Kidflex to start with your clients, and how to select which ACT Kidflex processes to use. Strategies will also be taught for how to enlist parents/caregivers as ‘ACT coaches’, provide them with feedback and give them simple techniques to reinforce what the child/adolescent has learned in counselling sessions.

Participants will learn the ACT Kidflex processes by taking part in experiential exercises and being shown session-by-session protocols of ACT with children and adolescents.

About the Presenters

Tamar Black, Ph.D., is an educational and developmental psychologist in Melbourne, Australia. She has 20 years’ experience working as a school psychologist, and 21 years’ experience in private practice, working with children, adolescents and parents. Tamar has extensive experience providing clinical supervision to early career and highly experienced psychologists. She also provides training in ACT to clinicians and teachers in using ACT with children and adolescents, and using ACT in schools. Tamar is the author of ACT FOR TREATING CHILDREN (New Harbinger, 2022).

Learning Objectives – Session 1: The ACT Kidflex (Monday, November 07, 4:00 – 6:30 PM Pacific Time, USA)

  1. Outline the ACT Inflex Model.
  2. Explain the ACT Kidflex and how to use it with children and adolescents. 
  3. Demonstrate how ACT experiential exercises can be used with children and adolescents.
 Learning Objectives – Session 2: ACT with Children and Adolescents Case Conceptualization (Monday, November 14, 4:00 – 6:30 PM Pacific Time, USA)
  1. Outline how to develop a case conceptualization.
  2. Identify where in the ACT Kidflex to start with your clients and how to select which ACT Kidflex processes to use. 
  3. Outline an example session-by-session protocol for using ACT with children and adolescents.

Learning Objectives – Session 3: Training Parents of Children and Adolescents as ‘ACT Coaches’ (Monday, November 21, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time, USA)

  1. Outline the benefits of training parents as ‘ACT coaches’.
  2. Describe how to engage parents/caregivers as ‘ACT coaches’.
  3. Explain how to provide feedback and strategies for parents to use at home to reinforce what the child/adolescent has learned in sessions.

Number of CEU’s available: 7.0 BACB Learning CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $140 (includes registration and CEU’s)

Refund Policy: We will provide a full refund to anyone who requests it up to one day before the first event. No refunds will be provided for cancellations later than 1 day before the first event.

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.

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