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

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W7
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Parent Training: Evidence-Based Group Intervention for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, America's Cup A-D
Area: AUT/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jessica R. Everett, Ph.D.
JESSICA R. EVERETT (Melmark New England), BARBARA O'MALLEY CANNON (Melmark New England)
Description: Applied behavior analytic services provided to children with autism spectrum disorders in school, home, and clinic-based settings often include a parent-training component. Parent training provides parents and caregivers with the needed skills to effectivity manage their child's behavior as well as strategies for generalizing and maintaining mastered skills. Approaches to parent training related to autism spectrum disorders vary from providing support and education to technique-focused models where parents are taught specific skills to address skill deficits or excesses. While much intervention in behavior analysis has focused on individual parent training, evidence-based intervention programs are available to provide behaviorally-focused parent training within a group format. The current workshop will present the use of an evidence-based parent intervention, The Incredible Years Parent Training Program, with groups of parents of children with autism. The Incredible Years combines parent support, education, and technique focused models of parent training. It is an evidence-based parenting program geared towards increasing children�s social and emotional functioning while decreasing behavioral problems. Review of the adaptation and modification of the Incredible Years Parenting Program for parents of young children with autism spectrum disorders will be presented. Outcome data from implementation of the Incredible Years Parenting Program will be reviewed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Identify the core behavioral concepts included within an evidence-based group parent training intervention; (2) Identify progress monitoring tools to ensure the fidelity of parent training intervention procedures; (3) Identify outcome measures to assess the efficacy of parent training intervention; (4) Develop treatment goals that align with parent training provided via group intervention.
Activities: Workshop activities include didactic instruction, discussion, review of case examples, and video modeling. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group activities that focus on collaborative problem-solving and decision making.
Audience: Individuals working with parents in home, school, or clinic-based settings such as psychologists, special education teachers, or behavior analysts. Behavioral analysts working with families funded through insurance-based services who are conducting group-based parent training.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Evidence-Based, Incredible Years, Insurance, Parent Training



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