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Sat, Mar 27



Evoke-Expand-Reinforce: Using Functional Analysis to inform the moment-to-moment therapeutic interactio

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Time & Location

Mar 27, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the Event

This didactic training will introduce participants to an effective behavioral framework for doing ACT. The basic philosophical assumptions and principles of behavior analysis underlying ACT will be presented as a way to orient clinicians to the ongoing assessment and the process of psychotherapy. Participants will: a) practice functional analyses of the therapist and client’s behavior; b) track the effects of the intervention; and, c) adjust their behavior to enhance context sensitivity and thus psychological flexibility. CE's pending.


Dr. Luisa Canon is a behavior analyst and a licensed clinical psychologist in California. With over two decades of clinical experience, she consults and trains across diverse populations and settings from both Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) perspectives. She is the co-founder and director of research and development of the Institute for Effective Behavioral Interventions (IEBI) an organization that provides state-of-the-art behavioral intervention for individuals with autism across the life span, and the founder and director of ACT to Thrive, a center dedicated to the provision of ACT-focused treatment and training. Her current research projects include implementation of ACT with parents, youth, and staff; training behavior analysts in relationship building, compassionate care, behavioral flexibility, and clinical behavior analysis. Dr. Canon has leadership roles within the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS) and is currently a graduate research mentor for the University of Nevada Reno.

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