Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Panel #223
Clinical Round Table Discussion: ACT Flexibly
Sunday, May 30, 2010
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Crockett C/D (Grand Hyatt)
Area: CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Karen Michelle O'Brien (University of North Texas)
STEVEN C. HAYES (University of Nevada, Reno)
KELLY G. WILSON (University of Mississippi)
JONATHAN W. KANTER (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
BARBARA S. KOHLENBERG (University of Nevada School of Medicine)
Abstract: The purpose of the panel discussion is to begin a discussion about the different ways in which acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is trained and subsequently applied. Many therapists use a session-by-session type treatment manual or protocol in order to conduct research on the processes and outcomes of ACT. The first part of the panel will be a discussion of the possible discrepancies between research and practice of ACT, with specific focus on flexibility on the part of the therapist. Next, a clinical case will be presented. The training and use of ACT in this case will be discussed by the primary presenter. Following this presentation, the panelists who are certified ACT trainers and leaders in the field of clinical behavior analysis will be asked to comment on the presentation.



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