Welcome to ABAPS Resources page.  Please read below to learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): ABA is the process of applying evidence-based interventions to create socially significant behavioral changes.  ABA is rooted in years of science and has been proven effective for treating a myriad of behavioral excesses and deficits.  This process is individually tailored and often begins with collecting baseline measures on the target behaviors.  Once stable baseline measures have been established, a treatment plan is developed based on the values of the individual, as well as the values of those closest to the individual.  Progress is measured frequently and behavioral changes between baseline and treatment are evaluated to determine whether treatment should continue as is, be modified, or be discontinued.  

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): ACT is an evidence-based intervention, based on Relational Frame Theory, that focuses on recontextualizing negative thoughts and emotions to lessen the impact these have.  ACT is particularly effective for those with anxiety, as it involves using strategies and exercises that help individuals stop trying to control their thoughts and feelings, and to experience them with less discomfort.

Links to helpful resources and associated organizations: 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Resources

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) & Anxiety Resources