Wellness & Bias
Since 2015, UNR Med has partnered with the Performance Systems & Technologies lab from the UNR Behavior Analysis Program and the Center for Advanced Media Students from the UNR Reynolds School of Journalism to provide students with evidence-based trainings for managing symptoms of burnout and to promote healthy, values-based living.
The IBRG currently provides customized Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) and modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainings. Students are exposed to online training modules, as well as, in-person training workshops facilitated by senior medical students and trained MBSR facilitators.
Acceptance and Commitment Training Process of Change
- Houmanfar, R.A., Esquierdo-Leal, J., Szarko, A.J., Smith, G.S., Jacobs, N.N., Froehlich, M., Baker, T., & Piasecki, M. (2018). ACT in Organizations: The UNR Med Model for Managing Burnout. Invited presentation at the ACT for Behavior Analysts Bootcamp. Reno, NV. March 2018.
- Szarko, A.J. & Houmanfar, R.A. ACT Therapy vs ACT Training: A Behavioral Systemic Approach Towards Developing a Balanced View of Wellness in Higher Education. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Denver, CO. May 2017.
- Piasecki, M., Brayko, C., Houmanfar, R.A., Szarko, A.J., Smith, G.S., Jacobs, N.N., & Baker, T. Integrating a Behavior Analytic Frameworks to Meet the Needs of a Medical School and the Medical Profession. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis Ninth International Conference, Paris, France. November 2017.
- Szarko, A.J., Houmanfar, R.A., Jacobs, N.N., Smith, G.S., Brayko, C., Froehlich, M. A Behavioral Systems Approach Toward Assessing and Alleviating Burnout Among Medical Students. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis Ninth International Conference, Paris, France. November 2017.