1- Learning BACB CEU (0- Ethics BACB CEU & 0- Supervision BACB CEU)
PRESENTER- Scott Herbst
ABSTRACT- We would probably all agree that gossip is hurtful. Yet, if we're honest, most of us engage in gossip. Why is this? This presentation seeks to answer this question by introducing learners to Relational Frame Theory, with an emphasis on how language influences other behaviors, both overt and covert. Following this, we will provide an analysis of gossip that is consistent with an RFT analysis of human behavior. The session concludes with a brief conversational strategy to interrupt gossip and leverage language to provide greater flexibility for everyone involved in a communicative exchange.
OBJECTIVE 1- Participants will be able to identify a definition of a rule consistent with RFT.
OBJECTIVE 2- Participants will identify one possible function for gossip beyond attention or escape.
Gossip, Communication and Leadership: Applying ACT to Communication