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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W33
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
CANCELED: Incorporating Cultural Consideration Tactics into Applied Practice
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Noelle Neault, Ph.D.
NOELLE NEAULT (Simmons College)
Description: When providing clinical services, behavior analysts have an ethical obligation to address client-specific cultural factors that may impact treatment (BACB, 2014). Practitioner cultural awareness tactics include the detection of socially-mediated reinforcement or punishment contingencies (Hughes Fong, Catagnus, Brodhead, Quigley & Field, 2016). In order to increase training opportunities for practitioners, this workshop will present an overview of culturally sensitive considerations specific to behavior analytic service delivery. Content will include a review of proposed behavior analytic standards for cultural competence and recommendations for tactics to be incorporated into daily practice with clients (Hughes Fong & Tanaka, 2013). Additionally, case studies will be presented, followed by opportunities to practice selecting culturally sensitive tactics appropriate to the given case (Lynch & Hanson, 2011). Lastly, further recommended reading and resources will be shared.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) define cultural awareness; (2) describe examples of cultural factors that may impact service delivery; (3) describe culturally-sensitive tactics that could be implemented as part of assessment and/or treatment acceptability; (4) make recommendations for how to address potential treatment barriers associated with cultural factors when presented with a behavioral service delivery scenario.
Activities: The structure of this workshop will be as follows: lecture, case method of instruction with small group breakoutsand discussion. Primary content will be taught via lecture and guided practice with respect to decision making.
Audience: Intermediate
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): cultural competence, service delivery



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