Dr. Tom Szabo


Tom Szabo, PhD, BCBA-D, is a faculty member in the Hybrid Master's Degree Program for Professional Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology, an internationally recognized ACT trainer, a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and 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, board rooms, 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 & Act Foundation, Tom has trained therapists in Sierra Leone working with individuals who’ve committed acts of gender-based violence. He is conducting funded research on ways to reduce intra-familial and school violence. With his students, Tom investigates behavioral flexibility training and clinical RFT. He has published empirical and conceptual papers, as well as several book chapters and is currently writing a book, Learning ACT for Behavior Analysts: An Acceptance and Commitment Training Skills Instructional Manual.

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