acceptance and commitment therapy

Working with Grief Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC In my last post I talked about how grief can teach us Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Today I’ll show you some practical tips for working with the bereaved. Remember It’s Still About Flexibility When working with…


How Grief Teaches Us Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC Live long enough and you are guaranteed to know it intimately, that tangled up mix of inner experience we call grief. Grief is an experience that all of us share at one time another, and it…


ACT and Superhero Therapy

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Our sense of self is a critical component in our psychological wellbeing.  Behaviorally, we discuss our “selves” or acts of “selfing” in terms of diectic relations – relational frames between YOU and I. …



A functional view of ACT and ACT related behaviors.

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or “ACT” is a behavioral therapy. ACT teaches people to notice the functions of their behavior and…


The role of behavioral science in the Thai cave rescue.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC By now you have probably heard about the Wild Boar soccer team trapped in an underground cave in Thailand since going missing June 23rd.  CNN reported that the team, along with their coach…


Behavioral Science and Art: The Defusing Effects of EDM

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A. Ignite STEAM Labs & bSci21Media, LLC The effects of our verbal symbolic behavior are pervasive. Our ability, as humans, to relate one thing to another verbal symbolically is key to those…


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,…