Association for Behavior Analysis International

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Ninth International Conference; Paris, France; 2017

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Workshop #W17
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Procedural Integrity of Clinical Programming in Applied Settings
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
9:15 AM–11:15 AM
Loft GH, Niveau 3
Area: OBM/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Helena L. Maguire, M.S.
HELENA L. MAGUIRE (Melmark New England; Endicott College), SILVA ORCHANIAN (Melmark New England), Jill Harper (Melmark New England; Endicott College)
Description: The clinical effectiveness of a behavior support plan relies not only on the technological sophistication of the written plan, but also on the ability of direct service staff to accurately and consistently implement the behavior support plan. This workshop will present the staff training, supervisory training, and performance-monitoring systems for clinical programming that have evolved over the past 17 years at Melmark New England: a private, not for profit, community-based organization serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury, neurological diseases and disorders, dual diagnosis, and severe challenging behaviors. Following a review of the OBM literature on effective systems development, workshop participants will review sample-training schedules, training protocols, performance monitoring tools, as well as procedures for training supervisors to implement these systems. The goal of workshop will be to provide participants with empirically based systems the research to ensure competent and accurate implementation of clinical programs.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:(1) identify the components of an effective staff training program; (2) select training protocols for sample clients; (3) identify the components of training systems necessary for supervisory staff; (4) identify areas where performance-monitoring tools and systems should be developed.
Activities: Instructional strategies will include lecture, large- and small-group discussion, small-group activities, and guided practice.
Audience: The target audience includes individuals with the responsibility of training or overseeing the training of direct service staff and development of supervisory training programs.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Procedural Integrity, Staff Training, Supervision Training



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