Angela J. Cathey, MA, LPC, is a consultant and researcher who works with individuals and organizations to promote better connected, purposeful, and effective living through behavior analytic principles. She has over a decade of clinical experience treating human suffering and promoting human excellence using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her training in ACT, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), traditional Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies(Beckian CBT), and behavior analytic principles has included extensive work with Rob Zettle,
She is a deep believer in integrative, principle-driven work and tends to focus on systems and functional analysis of direct and non-direct (verbal symbolic-driven) contingencies in constructing her case conceptualizations and interventions. Her clinical experience has included treatment of severe ‘pathology’ including,but not limited to: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders,Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and psychotic disorders. She is a functional contextualist and now works frequently in organizational contexts training leaders and teams to live balanced, connected, and effective work and home lives through the creation of healthier contexts.
Angela strives to support a reticulated and integrated science that improves the world. In part due to this, she continues to write for the public about behavioral science at Behavioral Science in the 21st Century(bSci21.org), for the field at Behavior-Behavior.org, and to apply CBSconsistent change principles through Evolve by ENSO Group (ensogroup.us). She also co-principle investigator (Co-PI) on a grant through the Texas A&M –Corpus Christi investigating the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) as a way to measure psychological flexibility.