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 #W69
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Self-Management for a Better Tomorrow
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
W181c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: PRA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Ryan Lee O'Donnell, M.S.
MARK MALADY (Brohavior; HSI/WARC), RYAN LEE O'DONNELL (Brohavior), SCOTT A. MILLER (University of Nebraska Medical Center), ANITA LI (Florida Institute of Technology), MARC D'ANTIN (Brohavior), NICHOLE L DAVIS (
Lodestone Academy
), MICHAEL FANTETTI (Western New England University, Brohavior  ), ALISON SZARKO (University of Nevada, Reno)
Description: Self-management techniques are some of the strongest tools for achieving meaningful behavior change. Self-management can go from the personal level to the professional level and should be used by behavior analysts to facilitate effective behavior change across a wide range of phenomena. The current workshop aims to present the research foundation for using self-management in clinical practice and in daily life. Self-management techniques will be reviewed, and strategies for implementation to maintenance checks will be covered. The workshop will also teach learners how to recruit peers to assist in self-management projects, as well as to establish peer-support networks for projects. Participants will leave the workshop with new tools and at least five ideas for projects they can start and implement when they return to their natural environment.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to (1) select and utilize self-management procedures across various learners, (2) troubleshoot breakdowns in self-management protocols, and (3) conceptually design self-management procedures from a behavioral viewpoint.
Activities: Instructional formats of this workshop include a plethora of Ignite-style presentations, discussion, and small group breakouts. Workshop objectives will be met through instruction and—via small group breakout—practice selecting personal targets, creating monitoring networks, covering graphical displays and change markers, and learning to use a daily per-minute standard celeration chart.
Audience: This workshop is suitable for practitioners (human service professionals, BACB certificants, licensed psychologists, and others) and students of behavior analysis.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Better Tomorrow, Real-World Change, Self-Management



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