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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W26
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Maximizing Your Behavior Analytic Results by Changing Others' Behaviors
Friday, May 27, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
St. Gallen 3, Swissotel
Area: PRA/TPC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Kent A. Corso, Psy.D.
KENT A. CORSO (NCR Behavioral Health, LLC)
Description: There are many ways for us to maximize our behavior analytic interventions. Certainly, behavior analysts have been trained to use various models of teaching to increase or decrease overt behaviors of those who they serve. But the magnitude of our impact sometimes depends on our ability to change others' behavior including caretakers, parents, and supervisors. Applying behavioral science to the behavior of those people who are not our direct client can be elusive. Even more challenging is applying operant principles to their inner behaviors. This workshop focuses on what the behavioral addictions literature calls motivational interviewing, an evidence-based method of helping others change their behaviors. In behavior analytic terms this means targeting another's antecedent inner behaviors which precede the overt behavioral changes in the individual's life. Attendees will learn the applications, nuts and bolts of motivational interviewing as this pertains to behavior analytic services and non-clinical professional responsibilities (e.g., management, supervision, collaboration). At the conclusion of the workshop, learners will be able to apply motivational interviewing to maximize the impact of their practice, particularly when their success relies on changing others' inner behavior - something which is very difficult for an "outsider" to do.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) explain the transtheoretical model of behavior change; (2) describe the mechanics and techniques of motivational interviewing; (3) apply the course material to your own challenges with changing others' behavior in clinical or non-clinical contexts; (4) demonstrate one motivational interviewing skill which may be applied to your job.
Activities: Workshop activities will include lecture, discussion, video clips, and role plays in order to practice these skills. Learning objectives will be met through a combination of these activities.
Audience: The target audience is advanced practitioners who operate in clinical, supervisory, and other team-based roles. Anyone who has ever been frustrated by the challenges of having someone else implement a behavior plan or program that you created, would find this helpful.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): inner behaviors, motivational interviewing, operant conditioning, practice enhancement



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