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; Online; 2020

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W20
CE Offered: BACB
Empirically Supported Behavioral Parent Training and Functional-Based Assessment and Treatment: Behavior Analysts Collaborating With Medical and Mental Health Professionals
Thursday, May 21, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Area: CBM/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Andrew W. Gardner, Ph.D.
ANDREW W. GARDNER (University of Arizona - College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics), CHELSEA E. CARR (The University of Arizona - College of Education, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies )
Description: Parent and care provider training has been an integral part of Behavior Analysis for diverse reasons (e.g. training, maintenance, and generalization of skills). Many Behavior Analysts are not aware of the Parent Training Programs: Insight for Practitioners (2009) study published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention identifying empirically supported training programs and effective components for parent training. These empirically supported training programs can go hand in hand with function-based assessment and treatment to address family accommodation to challenging behavior, as well as secondary gains (i.e. function of behavior). There are a number of empirically supported Behavioral Parent Training programs (e.g. PMT, PCIT, etc.) acknowledged by diverse medical and mental health professionals (e.g. psychiatry, pediatrics, etc.). Behavior Analysis has 30+ years of research on function-based assessment and treatment. The merging of these two areas to collaborate with other professionals and build bridges is the focus of the current workshop.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Identify empirically supported Behavioral Parent Training programs, Learn specific skills related to Parent Management Training (PMT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Identify the differences between indirect and direct function-based assessment tools for challenging behavior (e.g. screening tools, functional analyses, etc.), and learn how these tools can be used in practice to collaborate with medical and mental health professionals
Activities: The workshop format will include lecture, video observation, modeling, small group activities, and guided practice.
Audience: Intermediate: Junior BCBAs, BCBAs, BCBA-Ds, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Social Workers, etc.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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