In this Part 2 of a bigger discussion on applying scientific models in treatment, we build on what we learned from Dr. Belisle's first webinar. This part of the presentation will dive into RFT as a treatment model, with deeper discussion about how to apply the treatment model in practice. The talk is divided into 3 main parts. First, establishing non-arbitrary relational responding in early learners with autism, including the integration of multiple sense modes. Second, moving to arbitrarily applicable relational responding, including categorical relating and matching tastes. This section will further focus on transformations of stimulus function consistent with a verbal behavior model of learning. Finally, we will discuss intelligence and what RFT could mean in this space along with recent data obtained from our on-campus research clinic.
Live audience questions will be addressed throughout the presentation, so come prepared with your questions about embedding RFT in clinical practice!