Dr. Ward sits down with Angela Cathey (CEO, to discuss the article "Hearing Voices, Dissociation, and the Self: A Functional-Analytic Perspective" by McEnteggart, Barnes-Holmes, Dillon, Egger, and Oliver (Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 2016). They discuss the advantages of a behavioral approach to trauma treatment via Relational Frame Theory. In doing so, they discuss the functions of voice hearing, dissociation, and more, along with treatment strategies informed by a functional analytic approach. In conclusion, they caution against defining a field, such as behavior analysis, in terms of procedures. Rather, they posit that the distinguishing features of the behavioral approach are to be found in its philosophical and theoretical foundations. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to give an example of symbolic language. Participants will be able to differentiate traditional vs functional analytic approaches to trauma treatment. Participants will be able to state at least one function of hearing voices.

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Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D is President and Founder of bSci21Media, LLC, which aims to disseminate behavior analysis to the world and to support ABA companies around the globe. Dr. Ward received his PhD in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno under Dr. Ramona Houmanfar. He has served as a Guest Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and as an Editorial Board member of Behavior and Social Issues. Dr. Ward has provided ABA services to children and adults and previously served as Faculty Director of Behavior Analysis Online at the University of North Texas.

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    Abstract: Dr. Ward sits down with Angela Cathey (CEO ) to discuss the article Hearing Voices Dissociation and the Self: A Functional-Analytic Perspective by McEnteggart Barnes-Holmes Dill...

  • Introduction to the article, Overview of Relational Frame Theory

  • Deictic Relations - "I" vs "You"

  • Trauma and Hearing Voices

  • Functional Assessment in Trauma Treatment

  • A Functional Analytic Account of Dissociation

  • When Deictic Relations Weaken

  • It's All Behaviorism

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