Introduction to ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Interested in becoming a more responsive, understanding, and empathetic behavior analyst or practitioner in the behavior science field? This workshop is for you! We will introduce the overriding concepts in ACT and well as the theoretical underpinnings of this type of therapy. Ideas for how this can be used in a variety of settings will be covered. You will leave with ideas of how to further your study and understanding of ACT.
April 22nd 9:00-12:00
Speaker: Danielle Benner, BCBA, M.S. & Certified Special Education Teacher
Speaker Bio: Danielle is an educator with a wide depth and breadth of knowledge with professional degrees in multiple areas of the educational arena, including: elementary education, reading, and special education. Holding certificates in autism and applied behavior analysis and having completed requirements for a reading specialist certificate, as well as board certification as a behavior analyst, Danielle possesses a diverse skill set and experiential repertoire. She has a sincere passion for meeting all learners where they are and watching them grow. Her experience started in the classroom as a special educator, as well as in home-based behavioral therapy, providing services as a behavior technician. Upon, graduation she began working as a middle level autistic support teacher assisting her district in creating a classroom for adolescents affected by autism with a functional and behavioral focus. During this time, she began her studies in applied behavior analysis and completed her supervised hours under the direction of the International Institute for Behavioral Development and Dr. Kimberly Rehak. She continues to work with IIBD delivering home-based behavior services for a variety of learners. Areas of comprehensive experience include educating adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, reaching struggling readers through research-based best practice, and a renewed interest in early childhood development, sparked by the birth of her own daughter.
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