Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W6
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Parent Training: One Size Does Not Fit All
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom A
Area: AUT/CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jessica R. Everett, Ph.D.
JESSICA R. EVERETT (Melmark New England), BARBARA O'MALLEY CANNON (Melmark New England)
Description: Applied behavior analytic services that are provided to children with autism spectrum disorders often include a parent training component. Parent training provides parents with needed skills to effectively manage their child's behavior as well as strategies for generalizing mastered skills. Additionally, parent training has been found to reduce stress related to parenting. Behavioral consultation that includes parent training may take the form of didactic or hands-on instruction, may be conducted either individually or in a group setting, and is typically focused on the acquisition of new parenting skills and knowledge. The present workshop will outline a continuum of parent training supports (e.g., parent education, behavioral consultation, individual and group based curriculum) and review variables that increase or decrease the likelihood that data-based treatment gains will be attained and generalized by parents. Outcome measures to discuss the efficacy of individualized parent training will be reviewed. Clinical strategies for effecting change in parents and families with complicated profiles will be presented. Data will be shared from pilot studies using the Incredible Years Parent Training Program and the Optimistic Parent Training Program.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Identify a variety of evidence-based parent training interventions that are delivered individually, within multiple family members, and in groups; (2) Identify variables that increase or decrease the likelihood that parent training will be effective for individual families; (3) Identify individualized outcome measures to assess the efficacy of parent training.
Activities: Workshop activities include didactic instruction, discussion, review of case examples, and video modeling . Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group activities that focus on collaborative problem-solving and decision making.
Audience: Individuals working with parents in home, school, or clinic-based settings such as psychologists, special education teachers, or behavior analysts.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Collaboration, Incredible Years, Optimistic Parenting, Parent Training



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