Association for Behavior Analysis International

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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Workshop #W56
CE Offered: BACB
Parenting Tools: How to Develop and Implement Competency-Based Parent Trainings
Friday, May 24, 2019
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Geneva
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Elizabeth C. Nulty, Ph.D.
ELIZABETH C. NULTY (Center for Children with Special Needs), PATRICIA A. FITZSIMONS (Institute of Professional Practice, Inc.), ADRIANNA O. ZAMBRZYCKA (Institute of Professional Practice)
Description: This workshop is for clinicians who would like to refine their parenting training curriculums regardless of population. Parenting Tools is based on the work of Dr. Glenn Latham who used behavioral strategies to teach parents proactive parenting skills and to avoid reactive strategies including common parenting traps. The workshop takes the Parenting Tools that Dr. Latham recommends to families and combines them with behavioral skills training to ensure that parents can effectively generalize the skills with their children. Participants will learn how to develop an effective parent training using behavioral skills training for parent training by participating in training based on this model. Participants should bring a laptop to the workshop as they will have an opportunity to develop their own parent training based on Parenting Tools while incorporating the steps of behavioral skills training. Participants will receive feedback on their parent training from the workshop presenters and their peers.
Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to identify steps to each of the Parenting Tools as developed by Dr. Latham. 2. Participates will be able to list all of the common parenting traps as developed by Dr. Latham. 3. Participants will be able to list all of the steps to behavioral skills training in order to create competency-based parent training. 4. Participates will be able to list 2 parent training programs that used the Parenting Tools curriculum combined with behavioral skills training. 5. Participants will create a parent training that includes the components of Parenting Tools curriculum and behavioral skills training.
Activities: This workshop includes lecture, sample training, and guided practice and feedback to participants on development of a training.
Audience: This workshop is for anyone who trains parents.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): BST, parent training, Parenting, training



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