Bridging Different Ways of Knowing – Demystifying Diagnoses: Exploring Psychopathology through a Behavioral Lens with Dr. Emily Sandoz and Dr. Michael Bordieri

Dr. Michael Bordieri & Dr. Emily Sandoz

This event is Session 2 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. Michael Bordieri for a Continuing Education webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event consists of (1) a presentation on current issues related to Psychopathology, led by Dr. Michael Bordieri; and then (2) a discussion between Dr. Sandoz and Dr. Bordieri to translate important issues and concepts into language familiar to and actionable by behavior analysts and other professionals.

This is the second session of an 8-session series. If you would like to register for all 8 sessions at a discount, please visit the Bridging Series page.


In this session, Dr. Emily Sandoz and Dr. Michael Bordieri will explore the western medical model and psychopathology, and how ABA concepts impact and inform Dr. Bordieri’s work on this issue.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Emily Sandoz is 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. Michael Bordieri is Associate Professor at Murray State University’s Department of Psychology. His research and clinical interests lie in developing interventions designed to decrease human suffering and increase our engagement in vital and valued living. In particular, he is interested in the concept of psychological flexibility and how it might help inform our treatment of psychological difficulties, broadly defined. Under this umbrella Dr. Bordieri conducts translational research linking acceptance and mindfulness treatment components to basic behavioral processes.

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. Michael Bordieri 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 psychopathology 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
    • $19.99 (CEU’s included in price)

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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