Webinar: Bridging Different Ways of Knowing – Communicating for Change: Transformational Practices to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Behavior Analysis with Dr. Emily Sandoz & Dr. Caryn Winters

Online - Webinar
Dr. Emily Sandoz & Dr. Caryn WintersMarch 10, 2021 - March 10, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event is Session 1 in our series,

Bridging Different Ways of Knowing: Making Non-Behavioral Concepts Accessible and Actionable for Behavior Analysts

There are many ways of knowing. And these ways of knowing are differentially useful for promoting knowledge and effective action in different contexts. Despite our terribly powerful analyses and technologies, however, behavior analysts have repeatedly found our impact limited by rigid adherence to our contextual way of knowing and technical way of speaking. Some behavior analysts, however, have been successful in connecting concepts and issues from across the spectrum of knowledge with accessible and effectively actionable behavioral conceptualizations. This series aims to celebrate that practice of bridging by inviting experts and activists in fields of social significance (1) to present the concepts that emerge from their way of knowing and (2) to participate in a translational conversation that brings a behavioral way of knowing to bear.

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Dr. Emily Sandoz and Dr. Caryn Winters for a Continuing Education webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event will consist of (1) a presentation on current issues related to public Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in the field of Communications, led by Dr. Caryn Winters; and then (2) a discussion between Dr. Winters and Dr. Sandoz to translate important issues and concepts into language familiar to and actionable by behavior analysts and other professionals.

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


Nearly 80% of Applied Behavior Analysts are white. For continued evolution of the profession as a whole, individual practitioners, and the diverse clientele they serve, the implications of this fact deserve serious consideration. This hour-long session calls on participants to consider how using communication to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion can transform the profession by changing your individual practices as you work with diverse clients. Participants will be introduced to concepts and practices that guide inclusive communication such as being other oriented, listening and responding skillfully, and using confirming language. Participants will be asked to consider how their conception of “normal” behavior might be influenced by their own learning histories, while also considering the validity of learning histories unlike their own. Participants will also leave with a list of resources to continue their journey toward enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of behavior analysis.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Emily Sandoz is former Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, the Director of the Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group, and the Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres/BORSF Endowed Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Psychology Department. She has co-authored three books on acceptance and commitment therapy for struggles with eating and body image, along with chapters and journal articles on ACT, values, the therapeutic relationship, and psychological flexibility. Emily has led more than 40 professional training workshops around the world, and serves as a peer-reviewed ACT trainer. See her earlier webinar with Connections Behavior here: ACT as Clinical Behavior Analysis

Dr. Caryn Winters is Associate Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She received her Ph.D. from Penn State University, her M.S. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and her B.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her areas of expertise include include communication, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Presenter Financial Disclosures:

Dr. Emily Sandoz will receive an honorarium payment for participation in this event, and a portion of proceeds from future on-demand purchases.

Dr. Caryn Winters will receive an honorarium payment for participation in this event, and a portion of proceeds from future on-demand purchases.

Aside from proceeds from registration, Connections Behavior will receive no commercial support for hosting this event.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will describe three issues on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in communication that are not typically discussed from a behavioral perspective.
  2. Participants will describe behavioral principles or practices relevant to at least one issue described.

BACB CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 1.0 Learning BACB CEU
    • $20 (CEU’s included in price)

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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