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Register for Conversational Frame Theory

What is RFT?  What the ---- does Arbitrarily Applicable Derived Relational Responding mean???

There’s different levels of knowing.  There’s knowing something exists.  You probably know there’s a thing called Relational Frame Theory.  There’s knowing at the level of understanding.  Like, you might be able to get through a study on RFT and get what they’re talking about.  Then, there’s know as in behaving.  Like when you can read an article, understand it, then explain it to another. 

This series is about knowing as behavior. 

Conversational Frame Theory is an online, 10 session  Type II CE series designed to get you conversant in the basic language of RFT.  In 10, 1 hour sessions, you’ll walk away being able to explain, in a way people can understand:

  • What Relational Frame Theory is. 

  • What Arbitrarily Applicable Derived Relational Responding means. 

  • The three key features of an Arbitrarily Applicable Derived Relational Response including

    • Mutual Entailment

    • Combinatorial Entailment

    • Transformation of Stimulus Function

  • Relational operants like coordination, opposition, comparison, temporal, and deictics

  • How to shape and develop this type of behavior

  • The implications of this for what makes humans wonderful (e.g., we figure out ice cream!!) and terrible (e.g., war and suicide). 

Facilitated by: Scott Herbst, PhD, BCBA.  Scott got his PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno, studied RFT with Steve Hayes, has taught numerous graduate level courses on RFT, and is an author on numerous studies dealing with RFT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  Aside from that, he's the President of the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis, on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and Behavior and Social Issues.  Aside from doing things like this, he works with organizations applying principles of language to team-communication, performance management, and employee engagement.  

What you get

  • 10 Live course sessions with ongoing access to course recordings.  

  • Workbooks and data collection sheets for each course session to help practice the material.  

  • 10 Type II CEs (one being supervision) for completing all modules

Before you register, consider these things:

  • This isn’t your typical CE experience.  There’s going to be work to do.  During sessions, you may be called on to answer questions and try saying things you're not used to saying.  In between sessions, there will be homework.  You'll need to practice.  There will be opportunities to get support, so you won't be on your own, but you will need to put some work in to get the results.  

  • You might feel uncomfortable.  You’re going to have to say things you’re not used to saying and try to put them in your own words.  You’re going to get feedback and coaching and, at times, the feedback may be, “Nope.  That’s not it.”  Your instructor fully understands this and will never think you’re an idiot.  However, that may not stop you from, at times, feeling like an idiot.  You’ve got to be willing to feel like an idiot once in awhile to have this course work for you. 

That said, our commitment is that this be fun.  Have you ever tried to read the purple book?  This is going to be the opposite of reading the purple book. 

The rest of the details:

One hour** live meeting times: 9pm EST, 8:00pm CST, 7:00pm MST, 6:00pm PST

The course meets live for one hour on the following 2019 & 2020 dates:

December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 

January  6, 13, 20, & 27

February 3

 

(there will also be optional conference calls in between meetings where you and your cohorts can practice).  

If you can’t make a date, no worries.  Sessions will be recorded and you’ll have six days to view the recording and make it up.  But you want to be there.  You won’t learn golf by watching YouTube, and the practice you’ll get attending live is important. 

Cost

 $200 (with CEs)

$140 (NO CEs - I just wanna learn!! Enter code: LEARN at checkout for the discount)

CEs: 10 Type II (with one being Supervision)

As a bonus, you’re going to get the first three chapters of my forthcoming book that takes you through the fundamentals of behaviorism in a fun, consumable way.  It’s something you will want to share with people who ask, “what is it you do??”