Instructor: Thomas Szabo
Dr. Tom Szabo is a professor at Florida Institute of Technology, an internationally recognized ACT trainer, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and co-chair of the board of the international NGO Commit and Act. Tom is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied under Steven C. Hayes and W. Larry Williams.
Over the last 10 years, Tom has focused his practice on teaching people ways to ignite behavioral flexibility in their personal lives and with others in clinical practice, schools, boardrooms, shop floors and community centers. He is particularly interested in teaching people ways to use the PsyFlex model (aka ACT) to support individuals with high-functioning autism and their families. With the Commit and Act Foundation, Tom has trained therapists in Sierra Leone working with individuals who've committed acts of gender-based violence, and he is currently conducting funded research on ways to reduce intrafamilial violence. With his students, Tom investigates behavioral flexibility training and clinical RFT. He has published empirical and conceptual papers and several book chapters.