DescriptionBehavior Change • Decision-Making • Goal Setting
In this information-packed yet easy-to-absorb course, motivational expert Art Markman and award-winning teacher Kirsten Bradbury dig into the science and practice of setting effective goals and making long-lasting and meaningful behavior change. This practical course provides you with specific techniques and extensive rationale for application to real-life problems and situations.
This course is appropriate for mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Smart Change is also part of the Clinical Leadership Program (8 CEs).
- Define key terms and concepts from psychological science, including goals and contributions, the “Stop” and “Go” systems in the brain, functional analysis, homeostasis in closed human functional systems, and many others
- Identify the limitations of the brain’s inhibitory control system as a way to accomplish positive behavior change
- Summarize the benefits (and limits) of the human habit formation system
- Identify three types of relationships important for Smart Change and recognize the central utility of ‘neighbors’ as relational partners in supporting your goals
We offer a 25% discount on all of our offerings for first responders, active military/veterans, nonprofit and government employees, educators, and UT staff and alumni. More information about these discounts and how to apply them is available on our FAQ page.
Primary Course Leader(s)
Dr. Markman is the Annabel Irion Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at The University of Texas at Austin and the Executive Director of the IC² Institute. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Illinois and worked at Northwestern University and Columbia University before coming to UT in 1998. Markman has published more than 150 scholarly works about cognitive science, decision-making and organizational behavior. He is the founding director of UT’s Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) program, which teaches current and future leaders in business, the nonprofit sector, government and the military about how people, groups and cultures influence the workplace.
TPCE Director & Instructor
Dr. Bradbury started her career in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her undergraduate studies in 1992. She went on to obtain her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She served as an intern and postdoctoral fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine for two years. Dr. Bradbury was awarded the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Award for Injury Prevention Research from the American Psychological Association in the award’s inaugural year.