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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W84
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
Supervision
CANCELED: Inner Behavior: Changing Thoughts, Feelings, and Urges
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Skyway 272, Hyatt Regency, Blue East
Area: PRA/CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Abigail B. Calkin, Ph.D.
ABIGAIL B. CALKIN (Calkin Consulting Center)
Description: Based on Skinner’s writings and Lindsley’s seminal work and research in identifying, counting, and analyzing inner behavior, this workshop looks at thoughts, feelings, and urges as behaviors that a person can observe, count, and change. It contains charts from research projects, including theses, dissertations, and peer-reviewed articles conducted by researchers who have supervised inner behavior projects during the past 40 years. It also takes the participants on a journey to some of their own inner behaviors. The workshop teaches or reviews how to use the Standard Celeration Chart to record the frequencies and changes of any inner behavior.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) state the research background and their familiarity with research on observing and changing inner behavior; (2) define thoughts, feelings, and urges and name specific examples of each; (3) practice writing positive thoughts, feelings, and/or urges at 30–35 per minute or saying them at 50–75 per minute; (4) count and record some specific inner behaviors for the duration of the workshop; (5) develop a plan to change inner behaviors of self or clients.
Activities: The primary focus is to identify, list, count, record, and change inner behavior and to practice these skills. There is some information on the literature and successes of this technique. Participants can leave with a written plan for clients. Instructional strategies include lecture, participant discussion, small group work, and reading from the handbook. Participants show they meet the objectives through discussion, small group activities, guided practice, and frequency building timings.
Audience: The workshop is intermediate level designed for psychologists, applied behavior analysts, clinical behavior analysts, and teachers of regular or special education children, including those with behavior disorders.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
 

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