Association for Behavior Analysis International

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W69
CE Offered: PSY
Applying Behavioral Principles to Interactions With Consumers, Treatment Providers, and Other Professionals
Friday, May 25, 2018
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Gaslamp CD
Area: PRA/CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: William C. Follette, Ph.D.
WILLIAM C. FOLLETTE (University of Nevada, Reno), AMANDA MUNOZ-MARTINEZ (University of Nevada, Reno), CORY STANTON (University of Nevada-Reno), ANDREW AHRENDT (University of Nevada, Reno)
Description: Behavior analysts providing consultation and analysis to direct care providers can be discouraged by the poor implementation of programs. This workshop is intended to help providers behave more effectively with front-line service providers by using behavior analytic tools to functionally analyze and become more potent influences of the way programs are implemented. Often, behavior analysts view, for example, an autistic child as the intervention target. In fact, the direct intervention target is the implementer of the program, such as a parent or paraprofessional who is in direct contact with child. Behavior analysts have the analytic tools at hand to understand the interpersonal relationship with frontline service provider, but do not correctly identify the importance of that relationship. This workshop addresses how to apply behavioral principles to effect changes in the behavior of the direct service provider to enhance outcomes.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Give a behavior analytic account of "resistance;" (2)Give a behavior analytic account of interpersonal relationships; (3) Analyze specific interpersonal interactions using behavior analytic terms and concepts; (4) Preliminarily identify how their own stimulus properties may affect others in professional settings; (5)Preliminarily identify the strengths and weaknesses in their interpersonal repertoires; (6) Begin to generate and test informal interventions aimed at improving their interactions in real professional settings.
Activities: Instructional strategies include: lecture, discussion, small group breakout, and videos. Workshop objectives will be met through a balanced presentation of lecture, guided practice, video observation, and group discussion. Core content will be taught through lecture and video demonstrations of problem identification.The format will include lecture, discussion, and self-assessment.
Audience: The target audience is intended to include agency heads and their teams, and consultants who design programs to produce behavior change but find their efforts are less effective because their programs are not properly implemented. The intended audience is intermediate and advanced program developers and disseminators.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Clinical BA, Interpersonal Repertoire, Principle Application, Professional Communication



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