The initiative, known as “The Do Better Movement,” revolves around teaching topics of clinical relevance, providing continuing education courses and community involvement opportunities. Our goal is to help you break free from the chains of rigid, cookie cutter commercial assessments and programs, and grow your skillset as an analyst who fluently makes moment to moment decisions based on the current context and learner responding.
Inspired from The Do Better Movement’s strong resonance in the behavior analysis community we have passionately created an experience like you’ve never known, where industry innovation meets expert-led education on developing as holistic humans; where unadulterated fun & games connects and bonds us with our peers and the best versions of ourselves; and where leaders go to get s’more perspective to fuel our campfires all year long.
We invite you to Camp!
The curriculum’s culmination at an un-conference of sorts…a retreat where we do things differently…where you can focus on doing better for yourself so you can do better for your clients.
At an upscale summer camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, exclusively ours for 4 days, we’ll gather curious and compassionate behavior analysts for a wildly FUN combination of industry innovation and expert-led education on developing as holistic humans.
We’ll have unadulterated fun & games that connects and bonds us with our peers and the best versions of ourselves; and Campfire Chats: an opportunity for attendees to submit an online presentation prior to camp about an area of interest/expertise
Join us at Do Better Couch to Camp, where leaders go to get (and give!) s’more perspective to fuel our campfires all year long.
We invite you to Camp!
Have a group of 5 or more? DISCOUNTED registration is available until March 1st, contact email@example.com for info
Breakout Session Title: Assent Withdrawal, Compliance, and Preventing Client Abuse
Breakout Session Description: Unpublished Justice Department data suggest that individuals with intellectual and learning disabilities are at least seven times more likely to experience sexual assault than their neurotypical peers, and that 86% of these assaults are committed by a non-stranger (Shapiro, Anderson, Benincasa, & Van Woerkom, 2018). Because of this, behavior analysts and other helping professionals have a crucial role in supporting client development of self-advocacy skills, which involve giving and removing of assent. We also have a responsibility to help create environments in which client autonomy and preferences are respected. This training reviews the BACB ethical codes relevant to client autonomy and assent and outlines ways to address these skills from an instructional design perspective. Empirically supported literature and data will be presented where applicable and available, and questions and discussion will be welcomed throughout the training. Clinical scenarios and other active response opportunities will be provided.
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These conference recordings provide applied practice in conducting behavior analytic skills assessments and program development that is flexible, responsive to the learner, and focused on the WHY. Break free from the chains of rigid, cookie cutter commercial assessments and programs, and grow your skillset as an analyst who fluently makes moment to moment decisions based on the current context and learner responding. Not ready to sign up for camp but interested in accessing the conference content? Purchase here!
About Caitlin: Caitlin Peterson obtained her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University, and is currently a practicing LCSW, Certified Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist and Certified Warrior Goddess Facilitator with 13-years of experience in nonprofit leadership and clinical social services. Her life’s work is to support others as they cross the bridge from a place of self-doubt, victimization and crises to lives full of awareness, personal responsibility and universal compassion.
Caitlin has the pleasure of utilizing both her organizational leadership and therapeutic skills for the greater good of the community. While collaborating with a network of like-minded practitioners, Caitlin developed a team approach to client care through Evolve: The Soul School, which stands on the principle that each human is intrinsically whole and is connected to a higher power. Located in Short Hills, NJ, The Soul School teaches that there is nothing new offered that you don’t already “know” or “have” deep within. Students are simply invited to “unlearn” the limited beliefs you’ve come to accept about yourself and your world around you. It is their mission to reflect back the beauty and truth within each student.
Caitlin will bring her holistic approach to well-being, physical, mental and spiritual health to Campowerment. She’ll help Campers learn that something magical happens when a group of individuals gather together all looking for answers outside: they seem to reflect back the answers they see in others.
About Gabrielle: On August 3, 2020, a few months after she graduated from college, Gabbi began her spiritual journey when she bought herself a journal. Some of her ﬁrst words read, “I had a long upsetting evening last night realizing my life was changing before me and I am growing fearful.” She continued, ” I witness that I’m out of alignment with my power and choose to see peace instead of this.” Gabbi’s story, in her words:
Becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher and Holistic Wellness Coach had never been part of my plan. For most of my life I have been struggling to live in my truth. I have always changed to ﬁt my surrounding norms, shrinking myself to make others comfortable. Living as a minority in predominantly white neighborhoods and schools for my whole life has shaped me to modify myself. Being a mixed girl, I couldn’t be too black, too white, too loud, too sensitive, etc. My feelings or actions where never valid. But I became comfortable conforming. Since I was also juggling with anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities, I did what I thought would make my life easier and just ﬁt in, walked the walk and talked the talk. I did it for so long that I lost my way.
It wasn’t until spring 2020 when COVID-19 hit, that I was forced to face my true self…my suppressed emotions, fears, and traumas that I had been running from my whole life. Being quarantined for months, my thoughts were taking a negative toll on my mental health.
I chose to rediscover myself.
Instead of running, I chose to turn inward and face my struggles head on, to hold my-self accountable, so I created my Pursuit of Happiness; a social account to consistently check in to update on my journey, my progress and my setbacks. 365 days of committing to do one thing every day to build my joy, realign with my truth, and/or stimulate my mind to expand for the better. Daily activities included meditations, roller skating, reading, exploring new recipes, yoga and more. Within this journey, I had extremely blissful highs and pain aching lows. Within it all, I was able to peel back the layers I have been given, unlearning habits & biases that do not serve my highest good.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to become a Certiﬁed Holistic Wellness Coach and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), to teach yoga and lead at retreats and with groups, on and oﬄine. I feel called to share this knowledge and experience with you, as we could all use more resources to heal physically, mentally + emotionally.
May your truth find you happiness.
Activity: Journaling - Building your Legacy
Description: Living a life that matters. Who doesn’t want that? Are you proud of the life you led, the work you did, the difference you made for your family, your clients, your friends, and/or the world? What can you do NOW to start building and preserving the pieces of your life to live on, long after you’re gone?
Talking, or even thinking about end of life stuff can be very uncomfortable. But how you want to be remembered is a topic that can’t explored once you’re gone (and we’re all going!), and while some call it morbid, Tammi calls it mortal. And she believes the time is NOW to start thinking about the legacy you want to leave.
In this session, she creates an intimate group connection, through some interactive exercises, including a journaling prompt inspired by the poem, “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. It’s all about your story: the one that represents that little line that outlives us all: the one between our date of birth and the day we take our last breath. Why think now about what will happen once we die? Because it reminds us if we’re not living the life we want to be remembered for, there’s no reason to wait one more day to start!
About Tammi (pronouns she/her/hers): After more than 30 years as a Television Producer, Tammi took a leap of faith to re-create her childhood happy place, summer camp. Only this time, it’s studded with experts, and produced for grown-ups, with a game-changing program that’s helping people get real, connect and, ultimately, re-ignite their lives to build their legacy...to live a life that matters. Tammi embarked on this journey to help propel others forward in 2005, when she partnered with five accomplished South Florida business women — known as the “Miami Bombshells” — to co-author “Dish and Tell” (Harper Collins), a book of anecdotes to help women understand they are not alone in their struggle to juggle all that life throws their way. Back then, Tammi had no idea that all roads would lead her to build Campowerment (from scratch!), and when the time was right to shift gears, she jumped.
After three decades as a Journalist for The TODAY Show, NBC News, CBS News, America’s Most Wanted, and EXTRA TV, Tammi dipped into her rolodex and put her pedal to the metal, building Campowerment’s transformational programming in collaboration with nearly 100 leaders across many disciplines, to wrap the expert-led curriculum in PLAY.Tammi’s Website
Activity: Some Epic Shit
Description: Sarah will lead campers through experiential activities relating to the mentorship activity she did for the Do Better Collective on creating your own personal board of directors. We all recognize how important it is to have a support system in our personal lives. This is JUST as important for our professional lives. Think of it like this – you’re the CEO of your career! And any good CEO ensures that they have access to a trusted group of individuals to help support them in every aspect of their work. We need the perspectives and feedback from others to help us think critically, identify issues that we might not see and to be a sounding board.
About Sarah (pronouns she/her/hers): Sarah has been in-love with Behavior Analysis since she took her first intro to ABA class as an undergraduate student at Gonzaga University. Sarah has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2004 (she even took the exam using real paper and a pencil). Sarah founded and was President of an ABA services business, STE Consultants, from 2004-2019. During that time STE Consultants worked to provide quality ABA services to individuals with ASD and developmental disabilities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Washington state. Sarah is the past-president of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) and was a founding Board Member of the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP). Sarah has presented at over 30 professional conferences throughout the United States. Sarah has provided consultative services for ABA providers in Belize, Kenya and Brazil. Sarah currently works as a Development Consultant for the CalABA, is a founding partner of On Location, a media company, is co-founder of the Defy Community, and provides consultation to ABA associations and businesses throughout the United States. Sarah loves to workout, drinks far too much coffee and enjoys public speaking (really).
Sorry, no refunds available due to nature of camp reservations. Emergency situations will be considered on an individual basis.
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