ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents Dr. Kent Corso: Adapt and Overcome



General Information

ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents Dr. Kent Corso:         Adapt and Overcome 

Kent A. Corso, PsyD, BCBA-D

Live! Wednesday, 11/18/2020
6:00 pm-8:00 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Access Period November 19, 2020 – November 28, 2020


According to Miriam-Webster, adversity is a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune. While all individuals will encounter adversity, how one handles difficult situations determines whether they will thrive or buckle under the circumstances. During this two hour event, Dr. Kent Corso, a clinical psychologist and behavior analyst, will review some of the primary literature on mental health, resilience and exceptional human behavior. The discussion will focus on common sources of adversity, including the obstacles and changes the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust upon the world, and will include suggestions about how to empower clients/patients to increase their ability to adapt to and overcome during times of adversity.

Learning Objectives

1. Define resilience and adaptation concisely and in the context of coping with challenging life events.
2. Recognize common barriers people encounter when trying to overcome adversity.
3. Identify how clarifying one’s values, meaning and purpose in life (i.e., from acceptance and commitment therapy) can help the person adapt and overcome adversity.

Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

Dr. Corso is a clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst. He is a prior U.S. Air Force Officer and veteran of the Post-9/11 wars, and currently holds adjunct faculty appointments at Ohio State University’s Psychiatry Department and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences’ Family Medicine Department. Dr. Corso’s background over the last 20 years reflects one consistent theme: the application of behavioral sciences to novel areas of science and broader society. He is heavily involved in military medicine, evidence-based methods of suicide prevention and intervention, and integrating behavioral health into primary care medical settings. Dr. Corso’s research has yielded over 40 peer-reviewed publications and a book entitled Integrating Behavioral Health into the Medical Home: A Rapid Implementation Guide (Greenbranch Publishing, 2016). Most recently, his passion for facilitating meaningful change and measuring human performance resulted in the inception of an agile software firm (Xcelerate Innovations). With his partners, Dr. Corso developed the first native iOS applications for the Standard Celeration Chart (i.e., AimStar Pro and AimStar Lite).

Dr. Corso does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of theABACLive Cambridge Center Series. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM).


6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm: Webinar begins
7:45 pm: Q&A session
8:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms

Credit Hour Information

Behavior Analysts earn 2 CEUs* (Learning)
Psychologists earn 2 CEs*
Social Workers earn 2 Clinical CEs**
Certified Counselors earn 2 CEs**

Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes

  • CEs not available for other professions

*CE for viewing Live or Recording         ** CE for viewing LIVE ONLY

For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

Target Audience

Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are interested in the topic to join us. 

Not all interested parties may receive continuing education for this event. Check credit hour information for professions eligible for continuing education. Please also check the level of the event and learning objectives to make sure it is appropriate for you.