Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #203
CE Offered: BACB — 
Working With Caregivers: Challenges and Triumphs
Sunday, May 27, 2018
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Coronado Ballroom AB
Area: CBM/AUT; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Laurie Tarter, Psy.D.
Chair: Laurie Tarter (Encompass Behavioral Health/Sunny Days of California)
JANET VASQUEZ (World Evolve Therapy)
KIMBERLY D WOOLERY (World Evolve Inc.; Sunny Days, Inc.)
KARELIX ALICEA (Lotus Behavioral Interventions)

Chair: Laurie Tarter, Psy.D., BCBA Presenters: Karelix Alicea, M.S., BCBA, Janet Vasquez, M.S., BCBA, Kimberly Woolery, M.S., BCBA Behavior analytic service delivery not only involves the participation of the client, but their parents and caregivers as well. There are several factors that impact the outcome of Applied Behavior Analysis services for clients. Some factors include various parenting styles, the level of buy-in, and the caregivers' willingness and availability to participate in Applied Behavior Analysis sessions. The panel will discuss the paramount role of parents and other caregivers within the Applied Behavior Analysis service delivery system from several different perspectives, including business policies, ethical considerations, method of service delivery (i.e., in-vivo vs. telehealth) and also incorporating the family systems perspective. Each panel member will address and present on a particular area of expertise, all while sharing personal stories and insights on their challenges and triumphs in working with caregivers in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

The target audience are those who supervise ABA programs for clients with caretakers or parents. It will also target those who might run an ABA agency from a business standpoint.

Learning Objectives: N/A
Keyword(s): ABA services, Caregiver, Parents



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