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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W99
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Derived Stimulus Relations: Stimulus Equivalence and RFT Explained?
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: VRB/PCH; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: Timothy M. Weil, Ph.D.
TIMOTHY M. WEIL (Tandem Behavioral Health & Wellness)
Description: Derived stimulus relations is a topic that has been around for awhile but is recently growing in interest with both scientists and practitioners of behavior analysis. There is a great deal of basic behavior analytic research supporting the emergence of derived relations which is currently extending into the applied research domain. Equivalence in particular has been accepted as a necessary topic for behavior analysts as can be seen with its inclusion in the 4th edition of the BACB task list. Students and practitioners will benefit from this workshop in both its basic level, and focus on providing a link from theory to practice. This workshop will gently start with the theoretical system of radical behaviorism/functional contextualism and move towards understanding through presentation on basic and applied research.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe basic characteristics of stimulus equivalence; (2)describe basic characteristics of RFT and contrast these with Stimulus Equivalence; (3)describe transformation of stimulus function as a process and identify its crucial outcomes; (4)diagram relational networks and identify transformation of function via myriad relations as a first step towards inclusion in their programming.
Activities: Instruction via lecture and discussion. Individual exercises to establish relational networks and potential function altering effects. Small group activities are included as well.
Audience: Target audience is basic and higher understanding of radical behavioral perspective and skinners operant conditioning model. No knowledge of RFT, Stimulus Equivalence, or derived stimulus relations is necessary as the function of this workshop is to kick off understanding. Those with moderate to advanced understanding of derived stimulus work are encouraged to participate as well.
Content Area: Theory
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Derived, RFT, Stimulus Equivalence, Transformation Function



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