Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Workshop #W32
CE Offered: BACB
Behavioral Diagnostics In Mental Illness.
Friday, May 23, 2008
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Stevens 1
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Keven M. Schock, M.A.
KEVEN M. SCHOCK (Rplus), HOLLY AYN WHITE (University of the Pacific)
Description: This workshop will provide an overview of a function based diagnostic system for target behaviors and replacement behaviors. This workshop will teach participants a pragmatic system both for new behavior analysts, in developing effective interventions and for experienced behavior analysts in dealing with difficult cases. The primary focus of this workshop will be on applying this system to people with problems of mental illness.
Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will identify the four major function based diagnostic categories of problem behavior 2.Participants will discriminate the function based diagnostic category of problem behaviors presented in case examples. 3. Participants will identify specific function based diagnostic sub-categories of problem behavior and identify at least two options for behavioral interventions based on that diagnostic category. 4. Participants will identify the three diagnostic categories for assessing the strength and breadth of the current replacement behavior in the repertoire of the client
Activities: 1. Introduction, course overview, handouts 2. Presentation of the Utility of this diagnostic system, 3. Presentation of Socially mediated access category, subcategories 4. Presentation of Direct access category, sub-categories 5. Presentation of Direct & Socially mediated escape categories, sub-categories 6. Presentation of Replacement behavior options for major diagnostic categories 7. Presentation of a Diagnostic system for Replacement behavior 8. Modeling of the application of the diagnostic system 9. Participant application of the diagnostic system to case examples 10. Application to case examples from the participants
Audience: Behavior analysts of any experience level who are working with people diagnosed with symptoms of mental illness.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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