The Mindful Action Plan for BCBA’s with Dr. DJ Moran, BCBA-D

Dr. Daniel 'DJ' Moran, BCBA-D

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Dr. DJ Moran, BCBA-D, to discuss applying Acceptance and Commitment Training for better, more effective performance as a Behavior Analyst.


The Mindful Action Plan (MAP) aims to simplify Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles in order to assist practitioners with influencing complex behavioral change.  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is founded in behavior analysis, modern functional contextualism, and relational frame theory research. The MAP creates a practical approach toward changing behavior in healthier directions, and has also been used as an Acceptance and Commitment Training tool in the domain of Organizational Behavior Management.

The primary goal for this event is to help clinicians understand the six core domains of ACT treatment and blend those important elements into their skills repertoire.  Ultimately, this presentation aims to take the core principles of acceptance, defusion, contacting the present moment, self-as-context, values clarification, and committed action, and turn them into a combined holistic approach that helps a person be able to say, during challenging situations, “I am here now accepting the way I feel and noticing my thoughts while doing what I care about.”  In addition, a new approach to mindfulness will be discussed and the term commitment will be redefined to make both more useful in therapy.

About the Presenter

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA -D, is currently a professor at Long Island University, and is the past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the international ACT organization with over 8000 members worldwide. He wrote the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice (New Harbinger), and served on the first ACT training committee. Dr. D.J. is a Recognized ACT trainer in the ACBS community, and his engaging training style has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC, and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders, and has published several articles and book chapters including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis, and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.

Dr. D.J. founded the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, and has a passion for applying ACT principles in important areas outside of the clinic, such as the boardroom or construction sites. He established Pickslyde Consulting and the Institute for Higher Performance in order to bring mindfulness and value-directed commitment skills to the workplace in order to improve safety, innovation, and leadership. Dr. D.J. has utilized ACT in work implementations and clinical training sites on six continents and in all 50 of the United States.

Learning Objectives

Participants at this event will:

  1. Discuss the six basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as they relate to mindfulness
  2. Discuss the difference between mindfulness and mindful action
  3. Practice skills in defusing from language obstacles
  4. Utilize contacting the present moment exercises and mindfulness practice in therapy
  5. Develop a mindful action plan protocol with The MAP

Number of CEU’s available: 3.0 BACB CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $59.99 (includes registration and CEU’s)

  • 3.0 Learning BACB CEU’s (included with purchase)
  • Includes access to the recording and presentation materials, 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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