Association for Behavior Analysis International

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40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Workshop #W27
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Bedtime Problems, Sibling Rivalry, Toileting Training, and More: Family Advice Packages for the BCBA Clinician
Friday, May 23, 2014
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
W184d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Ennio C. Cipani, Ph.D.
ENNIO C. CIPANI (National University)
Description: Many BCBAs work with families and their children with developmental disabilities. While the main focus of intervention can be direct services to the child, problems related to family life and management of problem areas often arise. Types of problems that families often ask assistance for can be one or more of the following: bedtime problems (waking up, going to bed); eating problems (either too much or selective eating); sibling problems (including arguments and verbal and physical aggression); toilet training (and related problems); car trips (and other outings); and a host of other types of setting concerns. The focus of the workshop will be on developing a repertoire for dealing with common family problem areas. In addition to the lecture, workshop, and training, one- to two-page parent protocols/handouts for each problem area are available for download for course registrants. Permission (for the BCBA course registrant only, not other BCBAs) to copy any form for client use is granted. The access to this alone makes the course a valuable commodity for BCBAs. The lecture will also include suggestions for group training in the form of topic workshops, with use of handouts.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) generate a number of procedures in a package for treating child bedtime problems via parent implementation of such procedures and (2) generate a number of procedures in a package for treating sibling rivalry/conflict problems (arguing, fighting, etc.) via parent implementation of such procedures.
Activities: Write a sample protocol for a family who has a child with bedtime problems and identify within one's own caseload which families need help with one (or more) of the family advice packages.
Audience: BACB certificants and licensed psychologists who are involved with providing services (directly to the child or consultation) to families with children with developmental disabilities.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): BCBA clinician, child problems, parent training



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