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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Workshop #W52
CE Offered: BACB
Join Us "Under the Dome": A Behavioral Analysis of Dissemination and Successful Application in the "Real World"
Friday, May 25, 2018
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom B
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jamie Waldvogel, M.S.
Description: Since its inception the field of behavior analysis has touted its applications and social benefits. The call for greater dissemination of the science is frequent, yet the acceptance and use of behavior analysis outside the academic arena and autism community is minimal. The opportunities to disseminate the strategies and value of behavior analysis are extensive, but requires the ability to develop trust and buy-in from the broader community. Behave Your Best has succeeded in running a fee for service model that trains behavior analysts to supervise the implementation of behavioral strategies in an approachable way, such that parents and educators in early childhood with minimal previous behavioral training or experience can successfully impact behavior "under the dome." Through its carefully designed programming and promotion, Behave Your Best empowers caregivers with evidence-based behavioral strategies designed to proactively teach children communication, social, and behavior regulation skills as early as 18 months using a brief consultation model with proof of concept. Using hands-on behavior analytic activities, participants create a draft of a business plan that stays true to our science. This workshop offers a practical guide to move from an idea of dissemination to being a pioneer and entrepreneur in behavior analysis.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) analyze how to market behavior analytic services "under the dome"; (2) communicate behavioral strategies precisely without using behavioral jargon; (3) isolate the variables critical to establishing oneself as the likeable expert to propects "under the dome;" (4) list at least three ways to respond using ethical practices when clients "under the dome" question behavioral strategies; (5) identify at leastthree essential skills needed to successfully oversee the implementation of behavior analytic practices by others "under the dome."
Activities: 1) TA for marketing behavior analytic services to a target market "under the dome" 2) Convert technical recommendations to layperson-friendly recommendations for participant's in target market "under the dome". 3) Role play first interaction with a client in participant's target market "under the dome" and demonstrate expertise while gaining rapport (i.e., know, like, trust). 4) Using behavioral strategies throughout the workshop to create a business plan designed to target people "under the dome". 5) Group discussion: Ethical challenges we have encountered in practice, anticipate ethical challenges in participant's chosen target market "under the dome". 6) Group discussion: vignettes anticipating potential rebuttals from participant's target market/client "under the dome", vignettes with first visit errors, omissions, and solutions for establishing expertise while gaining rapport
Audience: This advanced workshop is designed for those with BCBA and BCBA-D that have at least 5 years of experience supervising and teaching others to implement behavioral strategies.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): dissemination, ethical practice, generalization, service delivery



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