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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W6
CE Offered: BACB — 
The Right to Effective Treatment: Understanding and Incorporating the Scientific Literature in Your Practice
Thursday, May 21, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Benjamin N. Witts, Ph.D.
BENJAMIN N. WITTS (St. Cloud State University)
Description: Clients have the right to effective treatment. The effectiveness of treatment is typically relegated to the academic side of the science where standards and safeguards are put in place to help identify what is and is not "effective." However, the publication system at large is rife with bias and error, and consumers of that science are often not prepared to judge where bias lies. This workshop will educate attendees on various sources of bias in research and provide tools to help determine if and how the literature should inform practice.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to: (1) identify common biases and errors in research; (2) describe how these biases and errors can influence research and publication; (3) describe ways in which the behavior-analytic literature can be incorporated into practice given these biases and errors
Activities: The format combines lectures, targeted reading, discussion, and small group activities
Audience: Intermediate; clinic directors, employees, graduate students
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): ethics, research, service delivery



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