Brenda Eaton is a BCBA, mom, and creator of Grow Your Happy, which helps parents of children with challenges focus on their own well-being and self-care. She has a 27-year-old son on the autism spectrum, which was her inspiration for getting into the field. Prior to becoming a BCBA, Brenda had a career in the fashion industry and spent time in New York before moving back to Pennsylvania where she got her master’s in education at Temple. After her son’s diagnosis, she spent most of her time supporting him and saw that so much more support was needed outside of the traditional ABA and behavioral techniques, especially around building resilience and independence.
Through Grow Your Happy, Brenda focuses on acceptance and commitment training for parents to have the support they need as they care for their children’s needs. In this podcast, we learn that emotions are important internal events and need to be considered when working with children and clients. Often the behavior is just the tip of the iceberg and there’s a whole lot more underneath. Brenda shares what she would have done differently looking back on her life experience and career as well as improvements needed within the field. She also shares details on her CEU training around Acceptance and Commitment Training, which was held on October 19th. Join the Bx Resource to access this training and get 1 Learning CEU!
- How Brenda got into the field of ABA and how her son inspired her work.
- How the Grow Your Happy Membership supports the well-being of parents
- The importance of emotional regulation in behavioral work.
- Info on Brenda’s Acceptance and Commitment Training CEU event.
- Advice for new BCBAs.