Dixon et al., 2020


The present article examines whether it is appropriate for applied behavior analysts to use Acceptance and Commitment Training or Therapy (ACT) as part of their professional practice. We approach this question by briefly examining the behavioral history of ACT and then considering ACT through the lens of the requirements of applied behavior analysis as specified by Baer, Wolf, and Risley in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,1(1),91–97 (1968). We believe that ACT meets all seven of their criteria and thus conclude that ACT can and should be used as a behavior analytic method. We briefly consider the need for applied behavior analysts to use ACT in a way that is consistent with their field, scope of practice, and their individual scope of competence. Reading the article and answering 10 quiz questions, the participants will receive 1 Learning CEU.

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Jacqueline joined Affecting Behavior Change as a Performance Engineer Intern. We were so inspired by her dedication to the field and to helping others learn more about Organizational Behavior Management. Jacqueline continued to excel in her position and became a CEU Content Creator. As a CEU Content Creator at Affecting Behavior Change, Jacqueline develops continuing education and professional development courses on ethics, contemporary issues in Behavior Analysis, and Organizational Behavior Management. Jacqueline has an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Graduate Certification in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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