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.


36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Workshop #W28
Quality Behavioral Competencies Basic Series Train the Trainer Workshop
Friday, May 28, 2010
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Crockett C/D (Grand Hyatt)
Area: TBA/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor:
ZACHARY HOUSTON (Quality Behavioral Solutions, Inc.), ELISABETH KINNEY (Quality Behavioral Solutions, Inc.)
Description: Staff training is an area requiring constant evaluation and adaptation to balance fiscal responsibilities with effective skills and therapeutic interventions. The Quality Behavioral Competencies (QBCs) Basic Series is the first of five series, which lay the foundation for efficient staff intervention and therapeutic interactions. The QBCs are a staff training system designed using the personalized system of instruction model. The self-directed component of this course of behavioral skills not only allows staff to learn at their own pace, but also saves staff and trainer resources at a time when budgets are becoming tighter. The modules, noted below, in this series are assessed on three levels: vocal, practical, and real life competency. Beyond that, individuals taking this workshop will be assessed for their ability to teach the material and assess the competency in others. Upon demonstrating competency, participants will be certified Competency Coaches and be able to purchase and teach the QBC materials to others. The training is different in that it is competency based, self paced, and modular. Rather than squeezing information into short one- or two-day trainings, these skills are validated over time. Due to the abbreviated nature of the course, this workshop will be very fast paced.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to use the personalized system of instruction to train and assess the competency of others in: 1. reinforcement, 2. delivery of reinforcement, 3. reinforcement preference assessment, 4. conditioned reinforcement, 5. differential reinforcement, 6. therapeutic instructions, 7. behavioral momentum, and 8. graduated guidance.
Activities: In this 6-hour workshop, participants will demonstrate competency in the eight behavioral skills from the basic series of the QBCs. This accelerated format for the QBCs will require that participants reverse-train the skills to the individuals in the group and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the material. The focus will be on training others using the personalized system of instruction model around which the QBCs are designed. Participants who demonstrate competency in exhibiting and testing others in the skills listed in the objectives section will be certified Comptetency Coaches and be allowed to purchase and use materials for future training of QBCs to others.
Audience: The course is designed for Board Certified Behavioral Analysts who provide training to staff in a variety of settings. Participants in this course should be, at a minimum, BCBAs, BCaBAs, or individuals with advanced degrees in applied behavior analysis (ABA), special education (with ABA concentration), or related disciplines. Participants should have a strong understanding of reinforcement and the delivery of reinforcement, behavioral momentum, differential reinforcement, and similar behavioral procedures. Due to the abbreviated time frame of the course, those wishing to learn basic behavioral procedures should not attend this accelerated version of QBC and can contact QBS, inc. for further information on other QBC courses.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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