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Carolina Center for ABA & Autism Treatment is a BACB approved continuing education provider and is currently offering three FREE continuing education events at our Cary clinic located at 111 Mackenan Dr. Cary, NC 27511. Please complete the registration form below for the events you'd like to attend. LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE.


3rd Wave Behaviorism (Friday, June 16th, 2017)     (3 CEs)

Time: 8:30am- 12:00pm

Third-wave behaviorism is a term that has been used to describe conceptualizations or variations in behavioral therapies, that incorporate behavioral principles with a focus on person-as-context, experiential treatment, and covert behavior. There is not a specific factor that unites these behaviorisms, and some of them include features of mindfulness practice. Several examples include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), to name a few.
This workshop will (a) discuss the 3rd wave behaviorisms that remain consistent with radical behaviorism (b) discuss how to incorporate elements of these behaviorisms into your practice, and (c) ideas for continued learning.
**Registration has closed for this event (FULL)

Cultural Competency (Friday, July 14th, 2017)     (3 CEs)

Time: 8:30am- 12:00pm

Culture incorporates the variable and fixed features of human interaction with the environment that place the human in memberships within group(s). Memberships may be considered, at least overall, the different demographics or groups that exist for any given individual (e.g., sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, ethnicity, cross fitter, knitter, and so on). Within the human service fields (and especially in the United States), a practitioner’s continued efforts towards obtaining cultural competency has been associated as a necessity for clients to experience optimal positive outcomes. Sue and Sue (2008) postulate that cultural competence “demands that nested or embedded emotions associated with race, culture, gender, and other sociodemographic differences be openly experienced and discussed” (Sue and Sue, 2008, p. 5).
This workshop will (a) present the overall study of diversity, (b) discuss culture-specific considerations, (c) lay the framework for self-awareness in regards to culture-related beliefs and values, and (d) present ideas for continued learning.

Mindfulness (Friday, December 8th, 2017)     (3 CEs)

Time: 8:30am- 12:00pm

We think. We breathe. All day long. The most important of what we do each day. Impairment in either, or both, certainly increases suffering. As we move across and through any given day, our thoughts and our breath dually serve and harm us. In self-reflection, we tend to inaccurately identify their role in both operant and respondent paradigms. Identifying, and subsequently manipulating, one’s own thoughts and breath have been used as powerful tools to desensitize unconditioned and conditioned stimuli and responses.
Let’s pause together to analyze our own behaviors! We benefit greatly from both (a) self-awareness and (b) mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is “intentionally focusing one’s attention on the experience occurring at the present moment in a nonjudgmental or accepting way (Kabat-Zinn, 1990). It is the behavior of fully-attending to the present. Behavior analytically, we can conceptualize mindfulness as restricting one’s attention to a single stimulus (e.g., a word, syllable, sound, object, sensation). We will focus on strategies and tactics that increase self-awareness of responses in the body that alter the breath (e.g., What comes first- an increase in heart rate or a tightening of the jaw?), of which then subsequently occasion specific thoughts.

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