Certificate options

All attendees will receive a certificate upon completion. If you require BACB credit hours, please be sure to select the appropriate option below. All attendees will access the same webinar, but your certificate will be issued according to your selection.

  • €45,00

    €45,00Training perspective-taking and a healthy sense of self with neurodiverse individuals - BACB cert

    BACB Ceus
  • €45,00

    €45,00Training perspective-taking and a healthy sense of self with neurodiverse individuals - standard cert

    All others

Course description

Perspective taking is critical to the development of a sense of self. Once we learn to relationally frame, we can compare and contrast our behavior to that of others (i.e., interpersonally) as well as comparing and contrasting our own activities at different points in space and time (i.e., intra-personally). These are both essential aspects of the development of a fully verbal sense of self including perhaps most importantly the concept that there is a continuous ‘I’ that perseveres across one’s lifetime. In this workshop we will explore the development of perspective taking from its roots in nonverbal activities which we share to some extent with other species, through to its fully verbal manifestation in perspective relational framing, which plays a critical role in the development of the most complex forms of self awareness.

  • 1

    Webinar access

    • Welcome

    • RFT, Perspective-taking, and selfing handout

    • Watch the replay here

    • Presentation Notes

  • 2

    Before you go...

    • End of training survey

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, learners should be able to:

  • Describe Relational Frame Theory as a modern account of human language and cognition.

  • Illustrate how RFT is relevant to the understanding of the development of perspective taking skills.

  • Discuss the implications of the RFT account of perspective taking for the development of a healthy self concept

  • Use techniques to train perspective taking skills and a healthy sense of self.


Professor Louise McHugh

Louise McHugh is a Professor of Psychology at University College Dublin. She is a world leading expert in Contextual Behavioural Science (CBS) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has published over 100 papers and her H index is 38 (4539 citations). Her work has been funded by national and international funding bodies such as the Irish Research Council, the Health Research Board, FP7, the British Academy, the ESRC and the Leverhulme Trust. Louise has been a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science since 2014. Prof. McHugh is the Director of the UCD CBS lab. Ongoing research projects in the CBS lab involve behavioural interventions for people experiencing homelessness (funded by the IRC), smoking cessation (funded by the IRC and the HRB) and interventions for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (in Collaboration with St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin). She is an active and participating member in the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS); Serves on the Conference Strategy Committee (2012-present) and was elected to the board of directors (2014-2016). Since 2015 she has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Contextual Behavioural Science.

3 approved BACB credit hours

Reach Children's Services are proud to be an approved ACE provider. OP-21-0034


  • Who is this course suitable for?

    Anyone who is seeking to understand more about Relational Frame Theory and the development of perspective-taking skills. This may be of particular interest to behaviour analysts, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, students seeking their degree in applied behavior analysis or psychology, and students seeking their BCBA® or BCaBA® certification.

  • Will I earn Continuing Education Credits?

    Yes, if you are a BCBA or BCaBA, you can receive learning (previously type-2) CEU credits.

  • How many Continuing Education Credits do I need for re-certification?

    BCBAs need 32 CEUs (of which, 4 CEUs must cover ethics for all certificants; 3 CEUs in supervision for supervisors) every 2 years. See https://www.bacb.com/maintain/continuing-education/ for more details.

  • I completed a course and have not received my completion certificate yet. Why not?

    Completion Certificates are available in your account immediately once you complete 100% of the course. You may have to download a document or answer a survey question. If you are not sure what you missed, send us an email at info@reachchildrens.com and we will check for you on our end.

  • What happens if I cannot attend live?

    Don't worry! We will record the session and it will be available for you to view within 72 hours after the live event has ended.

  • How long will I have access to the recording of the live event?

    You have 3 months access to the recording. After this time you can purchase an additional 2 weeks for a fee of €10.

  • I have completed the course and received my CEU credit certificate, what now?

    To manage your CEU credits on the BACB web site after completing any of our courses, please use our ACE Provider # OP-21-0034. Reach Childrens's Services is an authorized and approved Learning Continuing Education Provider.

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