Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Dr. Alison Stapleton for a webinar on rule-governed behavior through an RFT-lens.
Do any of the following apply to you:
- I want to integrate relational frame theory (RFT) into my existing practice/ways of working and I am not sure where to start.
- I am interested in the RFT account of rule-following, but I find the jargon off-putting.
- I like experiential workshops and want new exercises/interventions to add to my toolkit.
Join us for this jargon-busting workshop on the RFT account of rule-governance.
Rules have a substantial influence on human behavior, with many instances of psychological rigidity seeming to stem from context-insensitive rule-following. Rule-following is a double-edged sword. While it can allow us to bypass trial and error, meaning we respond accurately quickly, it can also reduce our sensitivity to our immediate environment. Reduced sensitivity and awareness of shifting environmental contingencies is highly problematic and can cause us to maintain behaviors that are no longer useful for us, or even cause us to engage in harmful behaviors. And yet, at times we need to promote rule-following. For example, we want people to adhere to guidelines that reduce the spread of COVID-19, we don’t want children to test rules around looking both ways before crossing the street, and in a clinical context, we want clients to test and follow rules that clinicians provide (e.g., rules around valued action). This workshop will introduce attendees to the RFT account of rule-governed behavior and how this account can empower us to facilitate flexible, appropriately contextualized rule-following, while emphasizing the importance of the individual.
- Describe key developments within RFT and acceptance and commitment therapy in the domain of rule-following.
- Describe RFT-consistent ways to reduce problematic rule-following among the individuals/groups you work with.
- Describe RFT tools that are designed to promote appropriately contextualized responding.
Number of CEU’s available: 2.0 BACB Learning CEU’s
Cost to Attend: $40 (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 email@example.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.