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Ninth International Conference; Paris, France; 2017

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Workshop #W25
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
Integration of Automatic and Social Reinforcement Interventions in Applied Settings: A Framework for Addressing Dual Diagnoses
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Loft A, Niveau 3
Area: CBM/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Tina G. Patterson, M.Ed.
TINA G. PATTERSON (Operations and Clinical Consultant)
Description: The workshop will review the credible effects of component analysis on occurrences of high-intensity behaviors exhibited by students diagnosed with a developmental disability and psychiatric disorder in school settings. Automatic and Social Reinforcement have been analyzed using indirect, direct and experimental analysis procedures for decades with results indicating that when high-intensity behaviors are present for these contingencies, differential reinforcement interventions are effective in reducing harmful behaviors, (Thompson, et al, 1998; Miltenberger, 2005; Borero and Vollmer, 2006). The students had a history of physical aggression towards others, self-injurious behaviors, property destruction and elopement from the school grounds. We will review the components of interventions using differential reinforcement procedures combined with medical consultations. The results showed that each of the student's high intensity-behaviors was reduced and they were able to participate in large group settings with their same-age peers. BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance is addressed through the following codes: 2.09 � Treatment/Intervention Efficacy; 3.01 � Behavior Analytic Assessment; 3.02 � Medical Consultation; 4.09 � Least Restrictive Procedures; 7.0 � Behavior Analysts� Ethical Responsibility to Colleagues.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) explain positive and negative automatic reinforcement and positive and negative social reinforcement contingencies and their influence on high-intensity behaviors; (2) describe interventions using component analysis of assessment data; (3) identify differential reinforcement procedures to increase automatic and social functionally equivalent replacement behaviors.
Activities: Workshop activities will include a combination of lecture, small group activities, video demonstrations and guided practice. The instructor will be prepared to address any learning or language barriers by providing supplemental materials.
Audience: Intermediate
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): automatic reinforcement, intervention



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