ACT & Parent Training with Adrienne Bradley, BCBA

Adrienne Bradley, BCBA

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Adrienne Bradley, BCBA, to outline an ACT-based approach to parent training in behavior analysis.

See Adrienne’s other events with us here.

About the Presenter

My name is Adrienne Bradley, and I’m the Associate Clinical Director in our Detroit region. I have been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2018, and have worked with Behavior Frontiers since January 2020. However, my passion for helping children with autism started long before that. After I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2014, I started working in the public school system. While I was there, I saw how much of a need there was for students who were diagnosed with autism. This is where my love of Applied Behavior Analysis began.

I decided to go back to school, and started my Masters program at Wayne State University, focusing on Education Psychology with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis. After graduating in 2016, I gained even more experience working with people on the autism spectrum in home, school, and clinic settings. I also did a lot of research, focusing on ACT, parent training, supervision, and diversity, equity, and inclusion within Applied Behavior Analysis. This led me to teaching others about ABA – I’m currently an adjunct professor at Wayne State University, helping to educate the next generation of behavior analysts.

I have also taken time to focus on other things, namely providing education and experiences to disseminate ABA to underserved communities. I co-host the “Shades of ABA” podcast, where we discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in the ABA field. I have also had the opportunity to be the president of Black Applied Behavior Analysts (BABA), which aims to reduce barriers for African American students, professionals, and parents within the ABA community.


Prior research has demonstrated both the efficacy of behavioral parent training in effectively teaching parent skill implementation; and of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) base training program in improving perceived parenting abilities. The purpose of the presentation will be to assess current BCBA perspectives towards difficult parent training and using ACT principles to achieve more collaborative and efficient parent training strategies. ACT based training component, following a behavior parent training, in increasing participant integrity of skill implementation will all be addressed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will identify basic ACT principles.

  2. Attendees will identify ethical and effective strategies towards parent training.

  3. Attendees will identify current behavior that may be a barrier to effective parent training.

Number of CEU’s available: 2.0 BACB Learning CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $39.99 (includes registration and CEU’s)

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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