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Nourish Your Values Using Functional Contextualism and Interbehaviorism With Dr. Emily Sandoz

October 30, 2023

Everything you do and feel occurs in a context. You are shaped by your learning history, your environment, other people, and you are continuously shaping the world around you. In this episode, Emily Sandoz shares how you can apply the ACT concepts of functional contextualism and interbehaviorism to build a juicier, richer, values-based life. Learn […]

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Everything you do and feel occurs in a context. You are shaped by your learning history, your environment, other people, and you are continuously shaping the world around you. In this episode, Emily Sandoz shares how you can apply the ACT concepts of functional contextualism and interbehaviorism to build a juicier, richer, values-based life. Learn to resource yourself and thrive in whatever context you are in.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why we do what we do
  • What is functional contextualism
  • The difference between behaviorism and interbehaviorism
  • The overlap between Buddhism and behaviorism
  • How to resource yourself
  • Creating contexts that nurture
  • Contacting values and joy
  • Convolving with others

About Emily Sandoz

Dr. Emily K. Sandoz (she/they) is the Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres/BORSF Endowed Professor of Social Sciences and Full Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Emily is the Director of the Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group, which supports collaborative contributions from students and professionals from all over the world. They have co-authored three books on acceptance and commitment therapy for struggles with eating and body image, along with chapters and journal articles on contextual behavioral science, social justice, clinical behavioral processes, and psychological flexibility. Emily has led more than 100 training workshops for professionals around the world, and serves as a peer-reviewed ACT trainer. They also practice as a Clinical Psychologist, focusing on clinical behavior analysis. Emily happily accepts both “she” and “they” pronouns as reflective of different aspects of their identity.

Related Resources

Read Emily Sandoz’s research

Check Out Emily Sandoz’s books:

Living With Your Body & Other Things You Hate 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Process-Focused Guide to Treating Anorexia and Bulimia

Research Paper: Interbehavior as a clinical focus in CBS: A response to Hayes and Fryling (2019)

Research Paper: Interbehavioral psychology and radical behaviorism: Some similarities and differences (1984)

Interbehaviorism in One Minute with the Daily BA

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