Relational Frame Theory builds on B. F. Skinner’s verbal behaviors. It is a continuation of his work in the truest sense and the foundation of ACT.
The integration of ACT into ABA is natural and necessary because it teaches the individual self-management tools which empower them to have control over their lives. It enables the individual to have greater choice in their future. It affords them (and us) greater dignity and respect.
ACT is evidence-based. ACT is trauma informed because it teaches the individual how to grow beyond the trauma, not by pretending it did not happen, but by acknowledging it AND lighting a path forward. ACT is beneficial for everyone regardless of age, ability, neurotype, or belief system. If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend reading up on the topic.
The Liberated Mind by Dr Steven C Hayes
ACT Made Simple by Russ Harris
Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life by Steve C Hayes
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change by Steven C Hayes, Kirk D Strosahi, and Kelly G Wilson
Learning ACT by Jason B Luoma, Steven B Hayes, and Robyn D Walser
#aba #appliedbehavioranalysis #appliedbehavior #behavior #act #cbs #contextualbehavioralscience #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #acceptanceandcommitmenttraining #actweek #beardedbehaviorist #learnaba #learnact #mindfulness #acceptance