Association for Behavior Analysis International

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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W75
CE Offered: PSY
Systematically Evaluating the Comprehensiveness of a Child's (an Adult's) Treatment Plan for Addressing Problems and Building Upon the Gifts of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Capitol Ballroom 6
Area: CBM/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Richard Cook, M.D.
RICHARD COOK (Penn State University; Applied Behavioral Medicine Associates)
Description: Appropriate "treatment" for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), by standards of multiple organizations representing those having or treating it, typically include "medication" and "behavior therapy," defined in various ways, yet studies of various populations often conclude that those within the cohort get cursory medication check visits (if medication is used at all) and "behavior" therapy, the topography of which varies greatly, often with little resemblance to approaches which an applied behavior analyst would recognize, again, if any behavior therapy at all. This workshop uses a combination of a medical and public health problem solving model to teach attendees how to evaluate the adequacy of an individuals treatment plan within a customizable, practical group of domains, and apply behaviorally sound principles to effect changes that will both address the problems and build upon the "gifts" associated with ADHD.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusionof the workshop, participants will be able to: (1)identify domains of behavior relevant to each individual; (2) practice a systematic approach to applying the systematic approach taught to both problem and "gift" behaviors associated with ADHD; (3)develop their own customized guide for systematically evaluating the comprehensiveness of an ADHD treatment plan for a child or an adult.
Activities: lecture, discussion guided notes use of pre-scripted algorithms for which attendees will practice and learn the approach to modifying for each individual's ADHD treatment plan for whom evaluation is performed
Audience: Workshop level appropriate for: clinicians who treat patients with ADHD;clinicians who have children with ADHD;clinicians who themselves have ADHD irrespective of the attendee's academic credentials or years of clinical practice.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): ADD, ADD/ADHD, ADHD



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