ACE Provider Number: IP-19-2604

Taking Effective Action to Improve Your Own Life

First Live Course Date: January 25, 2020 09:00 am (AKST)
Instructor: Abby Twyman, M.Ed., BCBA
Course Details
Course lessons

Are you a behavior analyst?

Have you lost your spark?

Do you struggle to keep pace with the daily grind?

It's time to create peace in YOUR world!

Problems in our personal lives interfere with our ability to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Are you tired of feeling tired? Learn how to regain your life balance and bring the bliss.

The first course in the Cruising with BABS (CWB) 2020 series is all about applying the science of behavior and learning to improve your personal life.

The three books which provided the basis of this course are:

(1) A Liberated Mind

(2) Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

(3) Flip the Script

The course will teach you about:

  • Psychological Flexibility
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Simple Behavioral Improvements
  • Strategic Personal Planning
  • Related Ethical Obligations
  • Diagnostic Feedback

In this 9-week course, you will learn a set of skills related to improving your personal life and earn 18 Type-2 "Learning" CEUs (12 general, 3 ethics, and 3 supervision). The skills are drawn from the work of Steven C. Hayes (A Liberated Mind; Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life), and Coyte Cooper (Flip the Script), and you will learn how to systematically apply the lessons you learn to accomplish your personal goals, in the service of your values, on the path toward your dream life.

UPDATE: Until further notice, our courses and lessons as they were originally designed are on hold. We have pivoted to "Action Circles" during which we will be coming together to share our stories, learn from others, and collaborate to develop actionable solutions to the issues our world faces.

Read our latest blog to learn more and register.

Overview of Psychological Flexibility and the 10 Behavior Flips (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: January 25, 2020 9:00 am
Conduct personal assessment to identify areas of needed improvement.
Select top 3 areas of needed improvement to focus on in training.
Write 1 objectively defined goal per area of needed improvement.
Defusing from the Negative (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: February 1, 2020 9:00 am
Discuss current barriers to achieving the 3 goals defined in Topic 1.
Describe defusion exercises which effectively address barriers.
Create plan for using defusion exercises to prepare for and respond to challenges as they arise during plan implementation.
Accepting and Being Grateful for What Is (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: February 8, 2020 9:00 am
Objectively describe current state of being in relation to the 3 goals defined during Topic 1 based on relevant and reliable data sources.
Discuss the rationale for choosing the 3 goals and what attainment of the goals would mean for all stakeholders.
Write thoughts regarding the goals, their rationale, and their value.
Knowing Who You Are and Owning It (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: February 15, 2020 9:00 am
Clearly define the ultimate goal in your life – where are you going and how will you know when you’ve arrived?
Discuss why reaching your ultimate goal is important to you.
Write thoughts regarding your vision for your future self.
Being Right Here, Right Now, in This Moment (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: February 22, 2020 9:00 am
Objectively describe your patterns of behavior related to attention to the present moment based on observational data.
Describe present moment exercises effective for improving your ability to remain in the present moment and attend to important stimuli.
Create plan for implementing present moment exercises to prepare for and respond to environments in which attention is important.
If You Care Hard You Will Work Hard (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: February 29, 2020 9:00 am
Clearly define your values and evaluate how closely aligned your current thoughts, words and actions are with those values.
Discuss areas of your life in which you are in and out of alignment and how this impacts your thoughts, words and actions.
Write thoughts regarding your misalignments and what changes you are willing to make in order to realign your thoughts, words, and actions.
Flipping, Writing and Sticking to the Script (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: March 7, 2020 9:00 am
Develop strategic action plans for attaining goals defined in Topic 1.
Discuss ethical obligations to (1) engage in personal reflection regarding barriers to effective practice, (2) accept and provide corrective feedback, and (3) effectively disseminate behavioral science.
Create plan for using Behavioral Skills Training (BST) to ensure all stakeholders effectively implement the actions plans in the service of maximizing the likelihood of reaching the goals as efficiently as possible.
Learning, Following, and Testing the Plan (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: March 14, 2020 9:00 am
Evaluate the strategic action plans developed by others.
Provide diagnostic feedback to the developer of the plan.
Write thoughts related to the importance of strategic action planning and diagnostic feedback in relation to goal attainment.
Communicating and Clarifying the Plan (2 CEU's)
Live Event Date: March 21, 2020 9:00 am
Clearly describe your strategic action plans to others.
Accept diagnostic feedback as the developer of the plan.
Write thoughts about skills learned through this course and how they could be applied to improve socially significant issues in your life.

Course Details

9 Lessons
54 Objectives
18 Total CEUs

Target Audience


Content Areas

theory, methodology

Recommended Materials (Not Required)

A Liberated Mind
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
Flip the Script

First Live Take Action Lesson

January 25, 2020 09:00 am (AKST)

After Live Event

All live lessons will be recorded and available online 1 week after each lesson. So if your unable to join us live you won't have to miss out. We look forward to seeing you there.

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