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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W19
CE Offered: BACB
CANCELLED: Using the Enneagram and Behavior Skills Training to Develop and Maintain Self-Care Goals for Practicing Behavior Analysts and Teachers to Prevent Burnout
Thursday, May 25, 2023
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 4C/D
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Josiely Garcia, M.Ed.
Josiely Garcia (Lehigh Carbon Community College)
Description: An informal research group consisting of 3 clinicians (BCBA, Educator, and Social Worker) representing an inter-disciplinary approach has applied research on self-care and the most effective ways to teach practicing behavior analysts and teachers how to adopt behavior change principles that most apply to their enneagram type. The principles are applicable to adopting any desired behavior change and are a way to connect with individuals that need measurable and attainable goals for self-care that go beyond external improvements. These improvements based on an individual and their needs to balance out fears and motivations that drive someone to make choices throughout the day. These motivations and fears are shaped into tangible practices that lead to desired changes, thus allowing the person to balance work and home life and be fully present in the multiple facets of their lives. These tangible goals are achieved using the principles of behavior skills training which is often very familiar to this practicing group of professionals.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1) understand their enneagram type as an informal way of self- awareness and and understanding of what motivates them 2) understand how their motivations influence professional and personal decisions 3) develop goals for how to balance their motivations and achieve a more centered approach to meeting personal and professional goals 4) apply behavior skills training to adapt behavior change toward these identified goals 5) develop data collection techniques to use behavior skills training beyond the workshop to work on goals to meet self-care needs 6) put measures in place to evaluate whether behavior skills training is help them achieve their goals
Activities: Instructional strategies include lecture with small group discussions Video and multi-media will be used Modeling and guided practice for use of behavior skills training In workshop development of goals will be encouraged
Audience: Intermediate or advanced behavior analysts or other clinicians from other disciplines that are supervising teams of practicing clinicians who may be expressing feelings of burnout or imbalance in their work and personal lives
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Behavior skills, BST, Self care, Skills Training



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