Know the Client and the Context but Never Be the Expert with Amy Murrell, PhD

Dr. Amy Murrell, ACBS Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer

Know the Client and the Context but Never Be the Expert with Amy Murrell, PhD

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is thrilled to announce the return of Dr. Amy Murrell for a two-hour webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event will focus some on applications of ACT to improve the practice of professionals providing Consultation Services, especially in school-environments.

About the Presenter

Dr. Amy Murrell is a licensed clinical psychologist in Texas and Tennessee. She works for Behavior, Attention, and Developmental Disabilities Consultants, LLC, in Memphis, TN, and is Affiliate Faculty at the University of Memphis. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2005, after completing internship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Murrell is a peer-reviewed ACT Trainer and a Fellow of ACBS, the professional organization that is the academic home of ACT and RFT. She has authored over 40 publications on these topics specifically, including four books for the public: The Joy of Parenting (Coyne & Murrell, published by New Harbinger in 2009) and I See Me: More Than One Tree, Becca Epps Learns to BE, and Hugging the Hard Stuff (Murrell, illustrated by Londoño-Connally, published in 2018 and 2019 (x2), respectively, by Shawnee Scientific Press); she has given over 130 peer-reviewed presentations on these topics.

Abstract

Behavior analysts and licensed psychologists are often called upon to enter school settings to do functional analyses, behavior modification plans, and/or individual skills sessions. There are complications that may arise, including clashing goals with school staff and teachers, experiential avoidance in child clients, their parents or school personnel, lack of values clarity, and more. This 2-hour webinar will provide ideas for behavioral consultants who wish to navigate these issues from an acceptance and commitment model. While the presentation will be primarily didactic, some experiential work will be built in.

Learning Objectives

Participants at this event will:

  1. Name at least two common difficulties associated with being a behavioral consultant in a school setting
  2. Recognize at least one of your own safety behaviors in a difficult context
  3. Be able to choose and utilize at least one experiential exercise related to sensitivity to context

Number of CEU’s available: 2.0 BACB Type-II CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $40 (includes registration and CEU’s)

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