Teaching Psychological Flexibility to Adolescents Using ACT
1 Type 2 BACB CEU
Individuals diagnosed with Autism demonstrate deficits in social skills and executive functioning but this deficit manifests itself in a variety of ways. Treating deficits in the ACT Hexaflex using ACT is a relatively new area of research. This course will review the foundation of ACT, including Relational Frame Theory and Functional Contextualism and the ACT core processes. Additionally, participants will review videos of adolescents engaging in psychological inflexibility and practice making ACT-based recommendations to increase psychological flexibility.
Mrs. Holton holds a Masters of Science degree in Special Education. Her thesis focused on coping strategies for the siblings of children with Autism. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and she has prior clinical experience working with children on the autism spectrum as an implementer and consultant.
Mrs. Holton’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology emphasized formal and practicum experience in individual/family dynamics adding to her clinical skills to work within challenging family issues. Her background also includes providing behavior consultation services for populations with intellectual disabilities and other behavioral disorders. Additionally, she has presented her research on the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at national conferences.