Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

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Workshop #W49
CE Offered: BACB
Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Parent Training
Friday, May 22, 2009
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
North 229 B
Area: CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jack Gewirtz, Ph.D.
MARK D. SHRIVER (Munroe-Meyer Institute), Keith D. Allen (Munroe-Meyer Institute)
Description: Working with parents to treat disruptive child behaviors has an extensive history of empirical support. In fact, there are specific behavioral parent training programs that have been identified as empirically-supported interventions for the treatment of children’s disruptive behavior. This workshop will include a review and critique of the criteria leading to identification of behavioral parent training programs as empirically-supported. In addition, we will review and contrast other parent training programs that are popular, but perhaps not as well established empirically. This workshop will describe the content of behavioral parent training programs with an emphasis on describing the behavioral principles that underlie the effectiveness of behavioral parent training. Behavioral skills training will be presented as a core component of behavioral parent training. We will discuss issues specific to effectively training parents in ways that promote adherence.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to 1) describe and contrast the empirically-supported parent training programs and the behavioral principles that underlie each, 2) critically evaluate other parent training programs, 3) understand behavioral strategies for promoting parent adherence, and 4) understand how to use clinical expertise to modify programs to meet individual parent and child needs.
Activities: Primary method of presentation will be didactic. Modeling of behavioral skills training and practice or role-play of some components of parent training will also be conducted.
Audience: Practitioners in clinical, school or community settings who may work with parents in treating child problems. Graduate students.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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