Association for Behavior Analysis International

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46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Workshop #W17
CE Offered: BACB — 
The Ethics of Self-Care: A Workshop in Building Your Own Practice
Thursday, May 21, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Area: CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Ashley N. Fiorilli, Ph.D.
ASHLEY N. FIORILLI (Animate Behavior)
Description: Over the last few years, an increase of panels and presentations have surrounded self-care, mindfulness and being present in the moment. Many times, the topic is presented without tangible take homes for participants. As practitioners are often presented with stressful human service interactions, it is not only crucial that we understand the theory of self-care, but the practice of it as well. Often, when practitioners are faced with stressful days, the antecedents to self-care are not salient enough to support self-care. Through this workshop, participants will explore the ethics of self-care and our Professional and Ethical Compliance Code (PECC), review varied topographies of self-care, explore and analyze both their covert and overt behaviors in relation to self-care, and develop an individual self-care plan (SCP). Each participant will receive a follow up meeting (teleconference call, phone call etc…) with the instructor as a support to the implementation of their SCP.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to do the following: 1. State how self-care relates to our PECC. 2. List the benefits of a self-care routine. 3. Define present moment and mindful practices. 4. Demonstrate present moment activities. 5. Explain the impact of private events on overt behavior. 6. Describe the analysis of their own private events. 7. Create a SCP individualized to themselves 8. Create a committed action of how they will implement their SCP. 9. Create a corresponding datasheet to SCP.
Activities: The workshop will start with a lecture to introduce the topic. Interspersed within the lecture, participants will be given worksheets that relate to the topic and their lived experience. Worksheets will include: an ABC thought journal for analysis of private events, a list of self-care actions, an example and template for creating their own SCP, and an example data sheet. Participants will practice varied present moment activities.
Audience: This workshop is for all certified behavior analysts. A personal self-care routine or present moment practice is not required for attendance. This workshop is designed for behavior analysts who wish to increase a sense of work-life balance.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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