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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Workshop #W43
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Procedural Integrity of Clinical Programming in Applied Settings
Friday, May 23, 2014
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
W176c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: OBM/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Helena L. Maguire, M.S.
HELENA L. MAGUIRE (Melmark New England), AMANDA KENNEDY (Melmark New England), SILVA ORCHANIAN (Regular Affiliate Member), PATRICIA A. FINNEY (Melmark New England)
Description: The clinical effectiveness of a behavior support plan relies not only on the technological sophistication of the written plan, but also on the ability of direct service staff to accurately and consistently implement the behavior support plan. This workshop will present the staff training, supervisory training, and performance monitoring systems for clinical programming that have evolved over the past 15 years at Melmark New England, a private, not-for-profit, community-based organization serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury, neurological diseases and disorders, dual diagnoses, and severe challenging behaviors. Following a review of the OBM literature on effective systems development, workshop participants will review sample training schedules, training protocols, performance monitoring tools, and procedures for training supervisors to implement these systems. The goal of this workshop will be to provide participants with systems to ensure competent and accurate implementation of clinical programs from a direct service staff person's first day on the job.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) identify the components of an effective staff training program, (2) develop training schedules and select training protocols for sample clients, (3) accurately score sample performance monitoring tools after viewing video samples of work performance, and (4) identify the components of training systems necessary for supervisory staff.
Activities: Short lecture, case studies, guided practice with feedback.
Audience: BACB certificants and licensed psychologists, as well as new supervisors or individuals with the responsibility of training or overseeing the training of direct service staff and development of supervisory training programs.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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