Mindful Communication: Language Strategies to Communicate Acceptance and Move Toward What Matters with Scott Herbst, BCBA-D

Live Webinar
Scott Herbst, BCBA-DMarch 29, 2022 - March 29, 2022 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Scott Herbst, BCBA-D, organizational consultant and trainer, to discuss strategies for improving productive outcomes in difficult conversations.

About the Presenter

Scott Herbst, PhD, BCBA learned Relational Frame Theory and Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) while getting his doctorate at the University of Nevada, Reno.  He’s published dozens of articles in the academic and popular press in the areas of leadership, organizational systems, values, communication, and language.  He’s currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Behavior and Social Issues, and a frequent guest reviewer for Behavior Analysis in Practice.  His company, SixFlex, provides leadership and management training to BCBAs in the realm of ACT.


Think of a time someone was resisting something – a client who refused to try a new program, an employee or a parent who resisted coaching, your partner during your last fight. When communication breaks down, it’s easy to look at the other person and think, ‘they are being stubborn’.  What we don’t often see is how the ways in which we communicate fuel resistance.  Being unaware of how our communication impacts others, moving conversation forward to action can be like trying to win a footrace with your shoelaces tied together.

In this workshop we’ll explore communication from a relational frame theory (RFT) framework and do some exercises to illustrate how the ways we communicate can increase resistance with others.  We’ll touch an aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), focusing on Acceptance and Willingness.  Finally, we’ll leave you with a powerful practice navigate resistance to move toward what matters.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will state a definition of oppositional framing and practice communicating frames of opposition.
  2. Participants will practice communicating a request in a way that communicates acceptance.

Number of CEU’s available: 1.0 BACB Learning CEU’s

Cost to Attend: FREE

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