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Making Meaning Manifest: Conceptualizing and Implementing Valued Living for Ourselves, Each Other, and Those we Serve with Dr. Emily Sandoz, BCBA

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Dr. Emily SandozJuly 12, 2024 - August 2, 2024 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Dr. Emily Sandoz, BCBA, for a Continuing Education webinar series for Behavior Analysts!

This event will be recorded for later viewing in case you register but are unable to join in live.

This series is designed for the behavior analyst with interest in leveraging Acceptance and Commitment Training (specifically, VALUES) to improve the quality of their own lives and work, as well as the lives and work of colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

Session Details:

FREE SESSION with CEU’s!! Part 1: Conceptualizing Values from a Behavioral Perspective

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe appetitive and aversive functional relations.
  2. Describe valued living in terms of appetitive repertoires.

Abstract:

Values are of increasing interest to behavior analysts. However, definitions of values and valued living often rely on terms outside of behavior analysis, making them less immediately actionable. This presentation will first review definitions of values and valued living that have been offered, then unpack values from a behavioral perspective. This conceptual analysis positions valued living on a functional continuum of behaviors participating in appetitive functional relations, and considers appetitive learning as central to a flexible repertoire. This analysis has action implications for fostering valued living for ourselves, each other, and those we serve.

Part 2: Practicing Behavior Analysis from Our Values

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how valued living applies to personal well-being in behavior analytic practice.
  2. Name one contextual change they could make to foster their own valued living in their professional practice.

Abstract:

Practicing behavior analysis is not easy. Across settings, clients, and roles, taking responsibility for the growth of others’ repertoires brings unique challenges, positioning behavior analysts at relatively high risk of burnout. Buffering this risk of burnout is psychological flexibility, which involves not only clarity around values, but a robust repertoire of orienting values and other appetitives in ways that are resourcing. This mini workshop will begin with a review of valued living as presented in Part 1 and a conceptual application to how we orient toward our own work as behavior analysts, followed by an experiential exploration of our own values and capacities for appetitive learning.

Part 3: Centering Values in our Professional Communities

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how valued living applies to training, supervision, and leadership in behavior analytic practice.
  2. Name one contextual change they could make to center valued living in their training, supervision, and/or leadership.

Abstract:

Training, supervision, and leadership often center high stakes outcomes with less (and sometimes no) attention to the learning processes involved for the trainee, the supervisee, or the led. And behavior analysis is no exception. The more high stakes the work is, the more that outcomes are centered, often at a cost to the availability and accessibility of appetitive functional relations. This mini workshop will begin with a review of valued living as presented in Part 1 and a conceptual application to how we train, supervise, and lead behavior analysts, followed by an experiential exploration of values in our professional communities.

Part 4: Supporting Valued Living with Clients and Other Stakeholders

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how valued living applies to intervention building in behavior analytic practice.
  2. Name one contextual change they could make to focus their interventions on building valued living for clients and other stake holders.

Abstract:

Behavior analysis is dedicated to intervening on socially significant behaviors. Social significance, however, can be approached in a number of different ways. At times, social significance has been approached in terms of majority norms, which can limit true progress and even cause harm. Recently, however, an increasing number of behavior analysts are approaching social significance with more specificity to the client’s individual and cultural identity. Building interventions based on the values of clients, parents, and other stakeholders casts social significance in functional terms and refocuses behavior analysis on fostering valued living for all involved in the intervention. This mini workshop will begin with a review of valued living as presented in Part 1 and a conceptual application to how we focus our work on valued living, followed by an experiential exploration of how we might build valued living with our clients and other stakeholders.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Emily K. Sandoz (she/they) is the Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres/BORSF Endowed Professor of Social Sciences and Full Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Emily is the Director of the Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group, which supports collaborative contributions from students and professionals from all over the world.

They have co-authored three books on acceptance and commitment therapy for struggles with eating and body image, along with chapters and journal articles on contextual behavioral science, social justice, clinical behavioral processes, and psychological flexibility. Emily has led more than 100 training workshops for professionals around the world, and serves as a peer-reviewed ACT trainer. They also practice as a Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, focusing on clinical behavior analysis.

BACB CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 6.0 Learning CEUs (for full series)
    • $80.99 (CEU’s included in price)
    • DISCOUNT FOR EARLY REGISTRATION! (Includes access to recordings)

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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