Behavioral Conceptual Foundations for Getting Started with ACT with Courtney Tarbox & Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, BCBA-D

Courtney Tarbox, BCBA & Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, BCBA-D

This is the first of a three-session series. To purchase the full series at a discount, please click here.

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Courtney Tarbox, BCBA, and Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, BCBA-D, for this first session in a brief webinar series for Behavior Analysts! This session focuses on the behavior-analytic foundations of ACT. The six “core ACT processes” are discussed and described in practical and theoretical terms, and presenters discuss how ACT fits in with more traditional ABA strategies, when a learner may be ‘ready’ for ACT intervention, and more.

Content outline:

  • Conceptual underpinnings of ACT
  • When is a learner ready?
  • Individualized approach
  • Data collection

About the Presenters

Courtney Tarbox, BCBA, is Director of Clinical Development at FirstSteps for Kids, a community-based autism service provider. Courtney earned her Master of Science Degree in Counseling, with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Los Angeles. She is passionate about contributing to research that is informed by real-life practice and is actively engaged in treatment evaluation research on topics including complex skill acquisition, naturalistic discrete trial training, compassion and kindness in ABA treatment, and the infusion of acceptance and commitment training (ACT) within comprehensive ABA programs for children with autism. Courtney currently serves on the board for the ACT Special Interest Group and has published a training manual for Registered Behavior Technicians.

Jonathan Tarbox, BCBA-D, is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice. He has published five books on applied behavior analysis and autism treatment, is the Series Editor of the Elsevier book series Critical Specialties in Treating Autism and Other Behavioral Challenges, and an author of well over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scientific texts.  His research focuses on behavioral interventions for teaching complex skills to individuals with autism, applications of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) inside of applied behavior analysis, and applications of applied behavior analysis to issues of diversity and social justice.

Learning Objectives

Participants at this event will:

  1. Describe the behavioral principles underlying acceptance and defusion.
  2. Describe the behavioral principles underlying present moment attention and values.
  3. Describe behavioral repertoires that indicate that a learner may benefit from ACT interventions.

Number of CEU’s available: 1.5 BACB CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $29.99 (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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