Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W77
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Compassion and Behavior Change: Using Relationship to Enhance Acceptance Interventions for Health Related Behaviors
Saturday, May 28, 2005
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Private Dining Room 3 (3rd floor)
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Elizabeth Gifford, Ph.D.
ELIZABETH GIFFORD (Center for Health Care Evaluation), BARBARA S. KOHLENBERG (University of Nevada School of Medicine), JOANNE DAHL (University of Uppsala, Sweden), TOBIAS LUNDGREN (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
Description: This workshop is designed to help clinicians develop usable skills in relational and acceptance-oriented behavior therapies. Specifically, we will focus on using corrective experiences within the treatment session to facilitate client awareness, acceptance, cognitive and behavioral flexibility, and personal fulfillment. Participants will learn skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. The workshop will focus on health related behaviors, including addiction treatment and behavioral medicine.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will have learned (about): - Acceptance based interventions for health related behaviors, including addiction, epilepsy, and smoking. - The therapeutic relationship in treatment for medically relevant disorders. - How to maximize the potential of acceptance based interventions through relationship processes. - Enhancing the development of competence in functional analysis through supervision.
Activities: Participants will view tapes, engage in discussion and exercises, and listen to presentation of didactic material.
Audience: Practitioners interested in enhancing their therapeutic relationships, and improving skills in acceptance based interventions for health related behaviors.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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