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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W15
CE Offered: BACB — 
Hustle and Flow, Don't Let Yourself Go: Self-Care for the Behavior Analyst
Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich F
Area: DDA/AAB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Bobby Newman, Ph.D.
AMANDA NARRA (Proud Moments), ELIZABETH DRAGO (Proud Moments), BOBBY NEWMAN (Proud Moments)
Description: Self-care is enshrined in the ethical guidelines of several human service fields. Within ABA, there are ethical guidelines regarding caseloads that are related to how many clients can effectively be seen. Part of that relates to the resources available to the behavior analyst. Largely ignored, however, are issues of self-care and how stress can affect effective service delivery. The ethics of caseload, efficiency and techniques for managing self-care will be explored.
Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will describe BACB ethical guidelines related to caseload and service delivery. 2. Attendees will describe the effects of stress on the individual and their practice. 3. Attendees will learn and practice stress management techniques. 4. Attendees will learn self-management techniques related to work load and self-care. 5. Attendees will describe research regarding stress, "burnout," staff turnover and coping strategies.
Activities: This workshop will consist of a combination of lecture, guided group discussion, and specific exercises related to work/caseload, stress, "burnout," practitioner effectiveness and staff turnover. Video will be used to demonstrate core concepts.
Audience: The target audience is intermediate level behavior analysts.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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