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Evelyn Gould, PhD BCBA-D


Understanding and Promoting Repertoires of Psychological Flexibility

Improving psychological flexibility is the primary aim of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In this interactive workshop, Drs. Siri Ming and Evelyn Gould take the stance that psychological flexibility is a critical socially valid outcome and guiding principle for all that we do as behavior analysts.

Viewing our work through the lens of psychological flexibility gives a clear focal point for building a meaningful, values-directed, compassionate and responsive practice, centered on social validity.

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Understanding and Applying RFT: Book Club

Have you just purchased Understanding and Applying RFT, and are looking for support and camaraderie as you go through the book? We’re excited to join you on your journey with this 8 week book club.

You’ll connect with others also reading the book and come together with us for live group discussions every two weeks. You’ll also have access to an asynchronous discussion space where we’ll keep you and your fellow book clubbers on track with going through specific parts of the book every two weeks.

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Empowering Parents with ACT

Announcing a brand new on-demand course taught by Dr. Lisa Coyne and Dr. Evelyn Gould, opening for enrollment on December 12, 2022.

"Empowering Parents with ACT" presents a powerful, evidence-based way to work with caregivers and help families thrive. Register and learn more

OCD SoCal FREE virtual event

We are excited to announce that OCD Southern California will be holding a FREE, virtual, interactive educational event on Saturday, October 15th from 11am to 1pm PST. This event is virtual and open to anyone, from anywhere! OCD Awareness Week 2022 is from Sunday, October 9th to Saturday, October 15th, and is an opportunity for everyone to learn about what OCD is and how to treat it!

This special October event is being presented by OCD Southern California, an official affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). Additional information and a Zoom link to join the event will be sent out by email over the next few weeks! If you have any questions or are not a current member, contact to be added to the list of attendees.

Thank you,

OCD Southern California Board of Directors

Event flyer for OCD Awareness Week

Event flyer description: OCD Awareness Week Event, 2 hour virtual event, Sat October 15 at 11am-1pm PST.

  • "Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) 101 For OCD"
    presented by Evelyn Gould, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Jennie Kuckertz, Ph.D.
  • "Medications For OCD"
    presented by Dr. Sepehr "Sheperd" Aziz, D.O.
  • "Maintaining Motivation in OCD Treatment: Lived & Clinical Experience"
    presented by Chris Trondsen, M.S., AMFT, APCC and Shannon Switzer, Peer Support Specialist
  • "Navigating the Family Accommodation Trap with Compassion and Confidence"
    presented by Melissa Mose, LMFT and Liz Trondsen, RD
  • "Treatment for Kids with OCD and What is Next in the Field"
    presented by Eric Storch, Ph.D.

CEU Event hosted by the AzABA ACT/RFT SIG

Low-cost CE event! 1.5 CEs available, 10 USD registration fee.

Dr. Gould will present "Learning to Thrive (Without the Hexaflex): What personal adversity and two decades of clinical practice have taught me about ACT as Behavior Analysis"

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Fall 2022 Trainings at NECOA

Announcing new Fall courses at NECOA, including several taught by Dr. Gould that will introduce OCD and ERP to mental health professionals and BCBAs. 6 x CEs available for Psychologists and BCBAs.

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New publication: A Digital ACT Intervention for Adults with Cardiac Disease

Moran, O., Doyle, J., Giggins, O., McHugh, L., Gould, E., Smith, S., Gavin, S., Sojan, N., & Boyle, G. (2022). Investigating the efficacy of a digital ACT intervention for the improvement of self-management behaviors and psychological flexibility in adults with cardiac disease: Protocol for a single case experimental design. Online: Journal of Medical Internet Research: Preprint

Fall 2021 Groups at NECOA

NECOA is pleased to offer the following new groups in Fall 2021:

  • ACT Mindfully with Peers (PEERS®+ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for Teens
  • ACT Mindfully with Peers (PEERS®+ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for Young Adults
  • Anxiety and OCD Gender Diversity Group for Teens
  • CBT for Hoarding
  • Tween Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Group
  • Teen Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Group
  • Young Adult Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Group
  • ​Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) Program

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Acting on the value of self-care

New workshop from myself and my colleagues at Constellations: "Acting on the value of self-care"

Sept 23 - Nov 18, 2021

In this workshop, we share our favorite tools and practices to promote well-being and resilience. Drawing from our article and the work of other contextual behavior scientists, over eight weeks together we will practice strategies for clarifying and committing to an overarching value of self-care. Meeting size is limited to 12 participants to ensure plenty of interaction opportunity.

This course provides 12 CEUs/3 Supervision CEUs.

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Report of the ACBS Task Force on the strategies and tactics of contextual behavioral science research

Steven C. Hayes, Rhonda M. Merwin, Louise McHugh, Emily K. Sandoz, Jacqueline G.L. A-Tjak, Francisco J. Ruiz, Dermot Barnes-Holmes, Jonathan B. Bricker, Joseph Ciarrochi, Mark R. Dixon, Kenneth Po-Lun Fung, Andrew T. Gloster, Robyn L. Gobin, Evelyn R. Gould, Stefan G. Hofmann, Rosco Kasujja, Maria Karekla, Carmen Luciano, Lance M. McCracken, (2021) Report of the ACBS Task Force on the strategies and tactics of contextual behavioral science research Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, Volume 20 Pages 172-183 DOI: 10.1007/s40617-020-00435-w

ACT para profesionales de salud mental trabajando con padres

Acompáñanos en este entrenamiento de ACT para profesionales de salud mental trabajando con padres. Para registrarte, haz click aquí si eres profesional, o aquí si eres estudiante, o visita nuestra página web. Para solicitud de becas, y si tienes preguntas, escríbenos a ¡Te esperamos!

Event flyer for Act para Padres

Join us for this training in ACT for mental health professionals working with parents. To register, click here if you're a professional, or here if you're a student, or visit our website. For scholarships and any questions, email us.

Chill and Chat with Evelyn Gould

September 21 7:30-8:30pm (BST)

Community of BCBA's invites you to Chill and Chat with Evelyn Gould: an online Q&A with Dr. Evelyn Gould about ABA, ACT, CBS and CBA.

Join us to hear about Dr. Gould's journey as a BCBA first in N.I. and then the U.S.A. Hear about how her clinical work shifted from almost exclusively with Autistic individuals to supporting those with OCD and related disorders and their families.

Event flyer for Chill and Chat with Evelyn Gould

New publication: Self-Care for Practitioners

Fiebig, J. H., Gould, E. R., Ming, S., & Watson, R. A. (2020). An Invitation to Act on the Value of Self-Care: Being a whole person in all that you do. Online: Behavior Analysis in Practice: DOI: 10.1007/s40617-020-00442-x

* Authorship determined alphabetically to represent equal contribution of authors