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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W81
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
CANCELED: The Pulse of Behavior Analysis: Social Validity as a Process
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: PCH; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Kara Reagon, Ph.D.
KARA REAGON (Beacon Services of Connecticut), JUSTIN B. LEAF (Autism Partnership Foundation), JOSEPH H. CIHON (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College), JULIA FERGUSON (Autism Partnership)
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to review the characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), define social validity, review the current peer reviewed research including social validity from the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as other key publications related to the topic. Participants will develop an understanding of conceptual and procedural issues related to social validity, preference, treatment integrity, generalization and maintenance for applied research and clinical practice; as well as directions for future research. The workshop will include power point presentation and handouts. It will entail didactic instruction, role-plays, written activities, surveys, and task analyses. There are no foreseen risks associated with participating in this workshop. The content is based on previous methodological approaches to social validity, theoretical foundations of ABA (Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968, 1987) and social validity (Wolf, 1978), current research and clinical practice. There is no commercial support for the workshop or instructors. Furthermore, there are no relationships that could be reasonably construed as a conflict of interest.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:(1) State the defining characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis; (2) Define and assess social validity; (3)Define and measure treatment integrity; (4)Define, program for and assess generalization as it relates to social validity; (5)Define, promote and measure maintenance; (6)Give examples of how to assess preference of consumers and clients;(7)Use social validity task analyses with consumers and clients in the development of treatment programs for clients; (8) Participants will describe recent research-based examples of social validity.
Activities: power point presentation, lecture, handouts, didactic instruction, small group activities, role-plays, written activities, surveys, and task analyses.
Audience: Intermediate;new BCBAs, junior BCBAs (less than 5 years' experience) and young researchers
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): generalization maintenance, preference, social validity, treatment integrity



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