The 2020 pandemic presented multiple challenges within the disability community. The lives of persons with disabilities have been drastically affected and, as a result, have experienced changes in service delivery, including behavioral services. As behavior analysts, we may have found ourselves needing to be flexible in our approach to serving this population but may not engage in behaviors congruent with this change. Persons with ID/DD may be finding themselves having to "cope" with changes in their routine and restricted access to activities in the community but are engaging in interfering problem behaviors.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is one behavioral analytic intervention addressing the private events of both practitioners and persons with ID/DD leading to psychological inflexibility in the face of this pandemic. During this presentation, participants will be able to identify and understand processes, including acceptance, mindfulness, cognitive defusion, values, and committed action, as an alternative method of changing thoughts and feelings. This session will also review the ACT Matrix and how we can implement this strategy as practitioners, with persons with ID/DD, and with other community support staff.
I look forward to connecting with my fellow behavior analysts in continuing to support persons with ID/DD during this challenging time.
This workshop is part of ICPNs new Behavior Analysis Training Initiative. CEs will only be provided to Behavior Analysts.
ICPN is an ACE Provider -2.5 CEs will be provided to BCBA & BCaBA participants