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47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

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Panel #364
CE Offered: BACB
Diversity submission Increasing Cultural Responsiveness: Empirical and Applied Efforts in the Work With Latinx Caregivers of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Monday, May 31, 2021
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Online
Area: CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Sebastian Garcia-Zambrano, M.S.
Chair: Sebastian Garcia-Zambrano (Southern Illinois University)
NATALIA BAIRES (Southern Illinois University)
LUISA F CANON (Institute for Effective Behavioral Interventions (IEBI))
I. PATRICIA PATRICIA GUERRERO (Early interventions & Parent Support)
Abstract:

Behavioral parent training is a fundamental aspect during treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. However, practitioners often find that rule-governed parenting represents a significant challenge to the effectiveness of the intervention. An approach to addressing this challenge and enhancing treatment outcomes is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). With vast empirical evidence targeting different variables, ACT is promising for caregivers of individuals with ASD. However, the integration of ACT within behavior-analytic services may be insufficient, as values within the cultural context are seldom considered. In an effort to increase cultural responsiveness, the present panel will inform on the awareness, knowledge, and approaches of behavior analysts that have primarily worked with Latinx caregivers. Specifically, ACT work with Latinx caregivers will be explored from a cultural perspective, as well as the current state of the literature in culturally adapting behavior-analytic approaches for the Latinx community. Panelists will discuss how others who work with Latinx caregivers may overcome barriers that topographically resemble non-adherence but are in fact behaviors that align with Latinx cultural values. Moreover, recommendations for adjusting treatment and methods for increasing success with treatment will be provided.

Instruction Level: Advanced
Target Audience:

Students, practitioners, and researchers with knowledge or competency in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss the current state of the literature in culturally adapting behavior-analytic approaches for the Latinx community (2) Engage in behaviors to assist in overcoming barriers that topographically resemble non-adherence but are in fact behaviors that align with Latinx cultural values (3) Utilize recommendations that can adjust treatment and methods for increasing success with treatment among Latinx caregivers
Keyword(s): ACT, behavioral parent-training, cultural responsiveness, Latinx caregivers
 

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