Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Workshop #W68
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Parent Training and Consultation: Effective Strategies to Increase Buy-in and Compliance of Parents and Other Caregivers
Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
304 (Convention Center)
Area: CBM/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Susan E. Henson, M.S.
SUSAN E. HENSON (Wellspring)
Description: We as behaviorists have shown ourselvesto be effective at achieving behavior change with consumers, such as children/adolescents with developmental disabilities; however, we may struggle achieving generalization of skills across settings/implementers due to challenges with parent compliance and fidelity. How many times have we arrived at a session only to discover the parent or caregiver did not collect data outside of the session or implement the recommended strategies? This workshop will review contingencies with regard to parent/caregiver behavior and will teach strategies to achieve buy-in and compliance by parents/caregivers to achieve long-term change in the consumer's behavior as well as generalization across implementers (caregivers).
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Identify contingencies (antecedents, consequences, functions, replacement skills, and reinforcers) for parent/caregiver behavior

Identify intervention strategies (preventative and reactive) to use to achieve effective implementation by parents/caregivers

Activities: Interaction is a must in this workshop. A comprehensive teaching style will be used, including but not limited to active verbal discussion, video, and practice activities. Take-home materials, such as tools, checklists, and sample data sheets, will be provided.
Audience: This workshop's target audience includes introductory and intermediate BCBAs, other behaviorists, and other professionals who want to increase their skill set as related to effective parent training in applied settings.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): parent training



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