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Smart Change + Journal (Dr. Art Markman) is a Course

Smart Change + Journal (Dr. Art Markman)

Started Jul 12, 2019
4.0 credits

$36 Enroll

Full course description

Course Description: (4 Hours) 

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 includes the companion “Smart Change Journal,” a workbook handy for applying and practicing the techniques examined in the video course.

This course is appropriate for psychologists and other mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Smart Change also provides four hours of credit toward the continuing education tools & techniques requirement for Licensed Psychologists in Texas.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. 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
  2. Identify the limitations of the brain’s inhibitory control system as a way to accomplish positive behavior change
  3. Summarize the benefits (and limits) of the human habit formation system  
  4. Identify three types of relationships important for Smart Change and recognize the central utility of ‘neighbors’ as relational partners in supporting your goals
  5. Use the Smart Change Journal to apply these principles of change to clinical cases or your own life


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. 

Upon registering, please enter the appropriate promotional code to receive the discounted rate: 

  • First Responders: TPCE_FR
  • Military/Veterans: TPCE_MILITARY
  • Nonprofit Employees: TPCE_NONPROFIT
  • Government Employees: TPCE_GOVERNMENT
  • Educators: TPCE_EDUCATORS

Course Instructors:

Following work as a visiting professor for Mercer University, Dr. Bradbury came to UT Austin in 2007 as a lecturer where she has received numerous awards for her teaching, including the President’s Associates Award and the Regents’ Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Bradbury, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, maintains an active independent clinical practice, providing assessment, therapy, and consultation services to a wide range of individual and institutional clients. Her specialties include applications of cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and motivational science to complex mental health situations involving medical, family, business, and legal systems. She hosts a variety of clinical workshops and wellness presentations for professional groups, student organizations, and general audiences of all ages. An expert in self-care as a behavioral health concept, Dr. Bradbury tries to practice what she preaches when it comes to maintaining work/life balance. Click here to learn more about Dr. Bradbury.

Dr. Art Markman is a Professor of Psychology, Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO), and Marketing at UT Austin, as well as the Founding Director of HDO and the 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 The University of Texas at Austin in 1998. He has written over 125 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including analogical reasoning, decision making, and motivation. Dr. Markman has extensive experience in executive education and consulting. Dr. Markman and several of his books, including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Brain Briefs (co-written with Dr. Bob Duke), have been featured on Dr. Phil and other programs. Click here to learn more about Dr. Markman. 

Continuing Education Credits:

Psychologists: Texas Psychology Continuing Education (TPCE) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in the United States and Canada. TPCE maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit. 

Counselors: APA-approved courses, including those offered by TPCE, are approved for some or all of your continuing education requirements if you are licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. If you are licensed in a state not listed above, please check with your state’s licensing board for specific requirements. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better (70% or better for one-hour courses) is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.

Other Professions: This activity qualifies for the specified number of hours of instructional content as required by many licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your board or organization for specific requirements. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.