acceptance and commitment therapy

ACT and Anxiety: A brief history.

Angela Cathey, MA, LPC & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (“ACT”) is considered ‘third-wave’ behavior therapy. ‘Third-wave’ refers to developmental timeline within psychotherapeutic traditions of the…


How MMA champs fight anxiety with ACT and behavior analysis.

Angela Cathey, MA, LPC & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Succeeding at professional sports is challenging both on physical and psychological levels. Today, we’ll discuss how professional trainers help…


Behavior Analysts: Think outside the box.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC The founder of our field, B.F. Skinner, had a grand vision – a technology of behavior for the world.  He wasn’t talking about a science of autism, education, environmental sustainability, organizational performance,…


Find your reinforcers, and fail.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi Brett DiNovi & Associates Behavior analysts produce what you could call miraculous results.  Sure, BA’s know that there’s nothing magical about it, but miracles don’t necessarily involve the supernatural – they’re…


An ACT-guided analysis of elite athlete behavior.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A. bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Over the last few decades Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), pronounced “ACT” as one word, has risen to the forefront of…


Finding your business compass: Mission statements

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Angela Cathey, M.A. ENSO Group The importance of a mission statement to your businesses success cannot be overstated.  From an outsider’s perspective, a mission statement might seem superfluous. But, when you are actually…




Meditation and Yoga: The New “Behavioral Xanax”?

By Gianna Biscontini, M.A., Ed.H.D., BCBA Guest Author “Inhale, raise your right leg high….” Why aren’t we studying this empirically? “Exhale, right leg comes through, low lunge….” I mean, this is good stuff. “Inhale to Crescent Lunge…” I’m not even…


Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Bridging the Gap Between Disciplines

By Brett Blevins, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA Guest Author “Sometimes when two worlds collide, a better one is created.” -Anonymous The Divide Natural Science vs Social Science.  Behaviorism vs Mentalism.  Behavior Analysis vs Psychotherapy. Can’t we all just get along?  After…