Committed Action in Practice Webinar with Dr. Sonja Batten

Dr. Sonja Batten, ACBS Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Dr. Sonja Batten, PhD, Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer! Dr. Batten is co-author of the book, Committed Action in Practice, and brings her expertise to bear in this webinar designed for Behavior Analysts.

About the Presenter

Sonja V. Batten, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in traumatic stress, who has worked in policy, clinical, and research leadership positions in the public and private sector. Dr. Batten is a recognized ACT trainer, a Past-President of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the author of Essentials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the co-author of Committed Action in Practice. Dr. Batten is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry; skilled in Organizational Development, Health Care Operations, Leadership Development, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, certified Change Management Practitioner, and experienced Coach and Mentor.


Committed action can be described as engaging in behavior guided by personal values, even in the presence of unwanted thoughts or feelings and external hindrances that can impede such behaviors. Committed action is one of the six core processes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and it is a process and outcome of the therapy specifically, and of psychological flexibility more generally. This training will provide methods of developing and increasing a repertoire of interventions that build commitment; working with other core ACT processes to assist clients with committed action; and promoting values-consistent client behaviors in the service of psychological flexibility, even in the presence of client or therapist barriers. This presentation will introduce attendees to the central role of committed action within the ACT model, including both how commitment is inextricably tied to client values and how committed action is facilitated by each of the other core processes in ACT. The presentation will present the characteristics of how to set a clear committed action target, including identifying common barriers to follow through with committed action and exploring and practicing ways to overcome these barriers on the part of the client or of the therapist.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will describe the characteristics of an effectively defined committed action.
  2. Attendees will describe how to use client values to inform choice of specific committed action.
  3. Attendees will identify common barriers that interfere with the execution of commitments.

Number of CEU’s available: 2.5 BACB CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $49.99 (includes registration and CEU’s)

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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