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.

30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

Workshop Details


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Workshop #W68
CE Offered: None
Teaching Behavioral Techniques to Violent Criminal Offenders
Saturday, May 29, 2004
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Back Bay B
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Cary E. Schwencke, Psy.D.
CARY E. SCHWENCKE (Select Support Services), SAMUEL OKECHUKWU OZUZU (Century Prison)
Description: Workshop instructors will present an overview of a basic treatment model and curriculum that teaches the practical application of traditional methods proven to be effective for behaviors associated with violence and aggression. The program is designed for use with offenders, both incarcerated and not, and those with minor misdemeanor convictions. These methods are organized into a practical standard format with five basic steps. Step 1: Background information gathering and individual interview. Step 2: Instruction on the ABC model, simple data collection, and basic behavior principles. Step 3: Group discussion that included techniques such as problem solving, role playing, role reversal, and practicing responses. The instructor will also be able to directly observe the participants behaviors. Step 4: Individual will design and put into writing his own intervention plan.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Design a basic framework to be applied within the criminal justice system. Complete a background and information profile for a violent offender. Instruct offenders in the use of the ABC model and functional analysis of behavior. Apply group behavioral activities with offenders. Implement a program that will help an individual manage his own behavior.
Activities: Didactic lecture; interactive exercises; creating an example treatment intervention with use of presented techniques; and questions and answers.
Audience: .
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate

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