Association for Behavior Analysis International

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Webinar Series

Functional Self-Care: Assessing and Designing Effective Self-Caring Practices


Shane Spiker (Positive Behavior Supports, Corp.)


Date: August 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern


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Abstract: The term “self-care” usually describes a loose set of behavioral repertoires that range from daily living skills through attending to psychological needs. However, a behavior analytic accounting of self-care often focuses on topographical aspects and loses track of outcomes of self-care. In this talk, Dr. Shane T. Spiker will discuss how to adequately attend to self-care from identification and assessment through functional outcomes for self-caring repertoires.


Instruction Level: Basic


Target Audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs, and other behavior analytic practitioners (including students and RBTs)


Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to: (1) identify and define self-care from a behavior analytic perspective; (2) determine steps to assess self-caring behavior; (3) define intervention strategies to help improve self-caring repertoires; (4) discuss ethical implications of self-care and self-care deficits.


1 BACB CEU available.


Spiker ShaneBiography: Shane Spiker is a BCBA in Ormond Beach, Florida. Shane received his MS of Psychology in 2012 and accidentally received a second one in 2017 in Applied Psychology. In May 2019, he graduated with his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration on instructional design. He has provided behavior analytic services for the last 10 years in a variety of capacities, including working with dangerous problem behavior, sexual behavior, and medically complex individuals. He also enjoys a good cup of coffee.

Primarily, Shane serves as the Director of Training and Dissemination at PBS, Corp. Currently, Shane previously served as the Vice President of the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG through ABAI. Additionally, he serves as a co-instructor at Florida Institute of Technology and Arizona State University, where he teaches graduate level coursework.



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