Dr. Tom Szabo - Testimonials


Adel Najdowski, PhD, BCBA-D:Renowned publisher, associate professor and director of the MS in Psychology Behavioral program at Pepperdine University

Dr. Szabo is an excellent ACT trainer. His passion for ACT shines through in his work and his use of behavioral skills training to teach clinicians to use techniques allows clinicians to practice how they may go about implementing what they learn during the workshop. I highly recommend behavior analysts to attend an ACT training with Dr. Szabo!

Adel Najdowski, PhD, BCBA-D

Pat Friman, PhD, ABPP:Vice President of Behavioral Health at Boys Town

Tom Szabo has been a significant member of the ACT community for many years. In fact, he is not only a member, in many respects especially those involving international dissemination of ACT, he is like a viceroy for the original architects of ACT. Consistent with the humanistic content of ACT, Tom is a warm, compassionate, emotionally generous person who is not only at home in front of a room, but also able to make any audience feel at home in his presence. He is truly an engaging speaker.

Pat Friman, PhD, ABPP

Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D:Associate Editor of the journal of Behavior Analysis in Practice

Dr. Thomas Szabo is a leader and pioneer in translating the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) literature into practical action for practitioners in applied behavior analysis (ABA), while also translating knowledge from ABA into useful skills for psychologists and other helping professions to integrate into their respective practice. Very few individuals possess a thorough knowledge of basic behavioral science, ABA, and ACT, and the ability to synthesize these areas of work, both conceptually and practically. Tom’s workshops are at the same time intellectually stimulating and inherently useful. People who attend Tom’s workshops routinely report that when they finish the workshop, they leave with tools for practical action and, just as importantly, a renewed sense of purpose and direction in their careers.

Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D

D.J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D:Pickslyde Consulting

Tom Szabo is a world-class speaker and behavioral scientist. His workshops and presentations have a remarkable way of generating interest and inspiration to his audiences. Tom is a consummate professional with an excellent ability to make complex behavioral science topics simpler and easier to understand. I learn new perspectives on applied behavior analysis and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy every time I hear him speak.

D.J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D