The Use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Techniques to Augment Traditional Behavioral Skills Training for Educators Implementing Behavior Specific Praise Statements in The Classroom Setting
Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Pratt, Jamie L.
Acceptance and commitment therapy; Behavioral skills training; Behavior specific praise; Classroom management; Teacher training; PsyD
This study aimed to expand the research on strategies to promote implementation fidelity of high rates of behavior specific praise statements in the classroom setting. The use of values-clarification work within an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework as an augment to traditional behavioral skills training (BST) modalities in the absence of ongoing performance feedback was explored to increase rates of behavior specific praise statements by educators in the context of an elementary school setting. While all four participants demonstrated an increase in rates of behavior specific praise following BST, two participants derived clear benefit from the addition of the ACT intervention. The implications of these findings for school-based consultation are discussed in the context of behavior management consultation to classroom teachers.
Sigaud, Clelia, "The Use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Techniques to Augment Traditional Behavioral Skills Training for Educators Implementing Behavior Specific Praise Statements in The Classroom Setting" (2019). All Theses & Dissertations. 427.