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Seventh International Conference; Merida, Mexico; 2013

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Paper Session #6
Analisis Conductual en la America Latina
Monday, October 7, 2013
8:30 AM–9:50 AM
Gran Salon II (Presidente Intercontinental)
Presentation Language:Spanish
Area: AUT
Chair: Horacio Quiroga Anaya (UNAM)
A Stepped-care Cognitive-Behavioral Motivational Model for College Students with Alcohol Problems
Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
HORACIO QUIROGA ANAYA (UNAM), Tersita Cabrera Arteaga (UNAM)
Abstract: The present research evaluated a stepped-care cognitive-behavioral motivational model for college students with alcohol problems, in reducing alcohol consumption patterns and consumption related problems in students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, diagnosed with alcohol abuse or dependence based in the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. The participants were matched to the profiles of the specific treatment programs considered by this Model, based on the severity and chronicity of their alcohol problems, consumption patterns, consumption related problems, neuropsychological impairment and treatment goals, in order to have a correspondence between type of modality and type of consumer. The results showed a high clinical efficacy in reducing alcohol consumption related problems, based in the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index and in the Alcohol Dependence Scale and high clinical efficacy and statistical significance in reducing the alcohol consumption patterns reported in the quantity of alcohol consumption per occasion, in the quantity of weekly alcohol consumption measures, and in the frequency of weekly alcohol consumption. Finally, the results obtained are discussed in terms of their clinical implications and main methodological limitations and conclusions of the present research and the actual and future perspectives are addressed.
The Reality of Working With Individuals With Autism in Peru using an ABA Approach
Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
MAPY CHAVEZ CUETO (Alcanzando), Patricia Martinelli Vargas (Alcanzando), Graciela Caceres Agurto (Alcanzando), Maria Belen Rodriguez Ferrari (Alcanzando), Jarume Angulo Noe (Alcanzando)
Abstract: Working with individuals with autism has particular challenges in every culture. We have met these challenges as a newly funded organizacion in Lima, Peru. Five-Years after relocating to Lima, Peru, a Peruvian-born, American-raised certified behavior analyst shares what the data show in Alcanzando, an ABA Early Intervention Center located in Lima, Peru. We will discuss the challenges of working in our home country, as well as dissemination and outreach.
Un Analisis de Contingencia de Tratamiento para el Autismo en Mexico
Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
ALLEGRA MONTEMAYOR (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Lee L. Mason (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Abstract: El presente estudio explora las contingencias para la bsqueda de diversos tratamientos para el autismo a travs de una metodologa cualitativa. La investigacin ha explorado en su mayor parte la eficacia de los servicios y tratamiento para los nios con autismo en los estados unidos. Sin embargo, existe una grave falta de investigacin sobre la disponibilidad de opciones de tratamiento para los nios con autismo en Mxico. Especficamente, se sabe poco acerca de la disponibilidad de servicios de anlisis de comportamiento aplicadas que han demostrado tener la mayor base de pruebas para el tratamiento de nios con autismo. Este estudio explora las variables culturales propias de las opciones de tratamiento para los nios con autismo en Mxico. Cinco padres de nios con autismo participaron en entrevistas cualitativas en las que revelaron las opciones de tratamiento que han buscado, y sus respectivas contingencias de reforzamiento. Los resultados sugieren que hay una variedad de opciones disponibles para estos nios pero al final, los padres tienen que decidir entre tratamientos de investigaciones vlidas y las supersticiones.



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