-Behavior Analysts: 3.5 units Type II BACB® CE Credit
Resilience is the ability to recover readily from difficult events such as illness, depression, and other adversities. In an instructional context, this refers to a learner’s ability to bounce back from challenges and unexpected disruptions, which can include high-demand tasks and unpredictable situations. This training will provide an overview of how behavior analysts and other instructors can view their learner’s experiences through a lens of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in order to strategically support their skill development in becoming more resilient learners. Attendees will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own resilience as an instructor during challenging professional situations, and apply RFT and ACT concepts to their own life in order to maximize their flexibility and effectiveness in their day-to-day work.
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) Select the skills involved in a resilient response to a challenging situation within a classroom environment.
(2) Describe the importance of centering the values and needs of the learner, as their priorities may differ from the instructor’s based on structural inequalities and the power differential present in an instructor/learner context.
(3) State the ways in which Relational Frame Theory allows us to understand why different learners respond in unique ways in a given instructional situation.
(4) List several concrete exercises that can promote resilient and flexible responding for both learners and professionals.
(5) Given an applied scenario, generate a brief summary of an instructional program designed to build resilience.