Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W40
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Shaping Behavior and Schizophrenia
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
401 (Convention Center)
Area: CBM/PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Jannette Cross, Ph.D.
JANNETTE CROSS (Independent Practice)
Description: An approach to shaping behavior among those with schizophrenia will be discussed. Included in the presentation will be the shaping of attention and cognitive functions (i.e., cognitive remediation). This approach was presented in the landmark research by Gordon Paul, Ph.D. (Paul & Lentz, 1977) and has a long line of empirical support. An integrated assessment system, the Clinical Frequency Recording System, is utilized to guide and monitor the shaping process. Both inpatient and community applications are relevant. Basic principles and procedures will be discussed and rehearsed across a range of behavior settings.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Apply learning principles to shape target behaviors for persons with schizophrenia

Identify important areas of treatment focus

Apply an assessment strategy that guides and monitors the shaping process

Identify the concepts and methods of the Clinical Frequency Recording System

Complete some of the Clinical Frequency Recording System forms

Activities: In addition to the presentation of information, participants will engage in active discussion and role play of shaping procedures. Participants will practice recording on the Clinical Frequency Recording System.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for mental health providers or administrators who provide treatment services to the seriously mentally ill, either in the community or inpatient settings, as well as researchers interested in assessment of behavioral functioning. A compiled, multivariate behavioral assessment strategy with established validity and reliability will be presented.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): assessment, cognitive remediation, schizophrenia, shaping behavior



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