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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W18
CE Offered: BACB
Implementing Effective Competency-Based Parent and Caregiver Training
Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Swissôtel, Lucerne Ballroom Level, Alpine 2
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Frances Nieves Serret, M.S.
FRANCES NIEVES SERRET (Advances Learning Center; Learn Behavioral), CASEY KANE (Advances Learning Center; Learn Behavioral), GINETTE WILSON BISHOP (Advances Learning Center; Learn Behavioral), KATHERINE A. JOHNSON (Advances Learning Center; Learn Behavioral)
Description: The importance of generalizing effective behavioral support strategies and techniques to parents and caregivers of clients with challenging behaviors is critical. As is providing an effective and successful training model for teaching parents and caregivers to implement these strategies with competence and fluency. This workshop will present a competency-based Parent/Caregiver Training model, components of which include a social validity rating scale, pre-test and post-test measures, lectures, role-plays, modeling, procedural integrity data collection, prompting guidelines, and performance feedback. Hands-on activities for each component will be included, along with strategies for individualization of both content and pacing, and for utilizing data-based programming decisions to ensure optimal success and effectiveness.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Develop and effectively implement individualized, competency-based parent training models 2. Design user-friendly programming for parents/caregivers. 3. Devise data collection systems to accurately record procedural integrity of parent/caregiver implementation of programming.
Activities: The format combines: - Lecture - Discussion - Small group activities
Audience: The intended audience includes: - BCBAs who design and implement parent/caregiver training - Teachers, SLPs, behavioral instructors, or therapists who implement parent/caregiver training under BCBA supervision. - Anyone interested in developing effective parent/caregiver training models for clients and their families.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Behavioral Interventions, Competency-Based Training, Parent Training, Social Validity



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