Association for Behavior Analysis International

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49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Workshop #W12
CE Offered: BACB
Implementing Behavioral Procedures in a Neurobehavioral Psychiatric Department for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability
Friday, May 26, 2023
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 2B
Area: CBM/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Eitan Eldar, Ph.D.
EITAN ELDAR (Psychiatry Department, Sheba Health Center, Israel)
Description: This workshop will present behavioral procedures implemented in a General Child Psychiatry Inpatient Ward as part of the multidisciplinary treatment program. The comprehensive behavioral model will be described, pinpointing its pivotal role in the department. Three behavioral procedures: Redirection, Recreating the Scene, and the Are You Square game will be presented. The rationale behind the implementation of these procedures and their place within the department’s program will be explained. Each procedure will be separately practiced, and participants will play the roles of patients and clinicians. The workshop will conclude with discussing the potential application of the above procedures in various contexts.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Explain three strategies effective in integrating Applied Behavior Analysis into Psychiatric Departments. 2. Present the rationale and structure of three behavioral procedures that promote self-control in these contexts. 3. Design clinical scripts for redirection, recreating the scene and “are you square” game, serving specific behavioral goals. 4. Use and modify observation forms to evaluate patients’ progress.
Activities: 1. Lecture 2. Video presentation 3. Guided practice 4. Group discussion 5. Online links to workshop content will be provided
Audience: intermediate - Basic knowledge in Applied Behavior Analysis principles and procedures Basic knowledge about various Psychiatric disorders
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): agression, neurobehavioral disorder, psychiatric-department, self-control



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