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

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W32
CE Offered: BACB
Behavioral Marriage and Family Therapy: Nuts and Bolts You Can Use
Friday, May 28, 2010
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Republic B (Grand Hyatt)
Area: CBM/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Sarah Bloom, Ph.D.
BRYAN CRISP (Private Practice)
Description: Research has shown the efficacy of behavior analytic interventions with a wide variety of childhood disorders. The challenge for helping professionals is to enlist parents as data collectors and interventionists. By meeting with parents early and often in the therapy process, the behavior analyst begins not only the intervention, but maintenance and generalization as well. This 3-hour workshop will address common family and marriage issues and provide a wealth of examples of how different challenges can be handled behaviorally. Additionally, problems associated with supporting parents as they apply behavior analysis in the home will be addressed. This program is appropriate for parents and counselors who work with children in the home setting. This workshop is based on the book, "Behavioral Family Therapy, an Evidence Based Approach."
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to do the following: 1. identify common objections to behavior analytical assessment and intervention in the home; 2. describe the rationale for careful data gathering in a natural setting; 3. utilize various methods of in-home assessment; 4. design concurrent interventions to replace and teach behaviors; 5. describe effective ways of engaging parents to accomplish therapeutic goals; 6. identify and deal with the challenges of using behavioral interventions in the home setting.
Activities: Participants will engage with the workshop material through direct instruction, didactic conversations, and role play.
Audience: Parents, behavior analysts, and others who work with children and families in therapeutic settings.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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