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Working Ethically and Effectively within the School System: The Dos, Don’ts and Ethical Considerations Every BCBA Should Know
Collaborating with school personnel is not easy. There are many other parameters, schedules, and opinions to consider. Creating and implementing an effective Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can be confusing for parents, behavior analysts, and teachers alike. Nicole Postma will review the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) tier model that many local school districts use.
Our comprehensive, 8-hour supervision training prepares practicing behavior analysts to supervise BCBA, BCaBA, and RBT® candidates. This training fulfills the seven content areas of the BACB’s Supervisor Curriculum Training Outline 2.0. Expert instructors bring their personal and professional histories to the table and introduce tools and techniques to help make the most of the supervision experience.
Friday, 22 Jan 2021
There are a variety of paths that individuals take to enter the field of behavior analysis. A few take a direct route by entering a graduate program in behavior analysis after undergrad. Still, many pursue behavior analysis at a later time. Read More
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Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Psychotropic Medications: Overview and Considerations for Current Practices
Typically, the only psychotropic medication knowledge BCBA's have stems from a course they took in their graduate program or learning through their own experiences with clients. It can be difficult to assess the effects of medications on behavior if one does not know the possible common side effects to expect from certain drugs.
“Establish yourself as a conditioned reinforcer. Just be nice, please.” Stacie Neff, MS, BCBA on Interpersonal Skills
Knowledge of ethical guidelines is an essential component when practicing as a BCBA or completing any form of behavior analytic services or consultations. Thomas Freeman reviews the history of ethical guidelines and codes in ABA, how they have changed, and comparisons between the current ethical guidelines and codes to the previous editions. Dr. Martinez-Diaz then reviews the newest addition to the code, element 10.0, and provides examples of violations within the newest code element.
As laws change and technology progresses, the behaviors we engage in becoming more difficult to classify as either ethical or unethical. What may be legal in some states and not in others makes it difficult to follow certain ethical guidelines.
Psychotropic Medication and Problem Behavior: How Behavior Analysts can Influence Their Clients’ Medication Management Process
Primary care physicians, psychiatrists, specialists . . . OH MY! Working within the field of clinical behavior analysis includes working with clients that could be seeing multiple professionals for a variety of reasons. It is not always included in training, but it is important that behavior analysts have an understanding of the types of treatments their clients could be given from other health care professionals.
“The organizational benefit is the alignment of pay/effort of employees to the company.” Bryon Wine, PhD, BCBA on the benefits of performance-based pay.
As Karin Torsiello says, anger and aggression are to be expected in clinical practice and so it is important to learn and address these behaviors in the foster care population. Karin Torsiello discusses the expression of anger and aggression in children, where this may originate, the influence of trauma, and how to treat and manage anger and aggression. This presentation ends by offering tools and activities for providers to use or give to guardians of children to assist in managing anger and aggression.
OBM seems to be such a mystery to many of us. In this Continuing Education course, Kelly Therrien demystifies OBM and recounts her experiences in the field. You’ll learn what OBM is, how it fits into behavior analysis, and you’ll even get practice using a couple of helpful tools within the field.
Current Issues with Visual Analysis of Data: How Errors in Graph Construction Can Lead to Errors in Decision Making
“Visual analysis is the backbone of our science. By using these skills, we know it will lead to better outcomes.” Salvador Ruiz, PhD, BCBA on the importance of visual analysis in behavior analysis.
I have a bunch of material, but when do I apply it? To whom? To what scale? How? Karin Torsiello discusses the need to refine our interactions with all parties involved in the treatment of a client, emphasizing the steps needed to ensure an effective intervention. By considering successful and unsuccessful outcomes, this CE will provide you with the skillset to identify when an intervention is needed and to what degree.
Conducting a Functional Analysis (FA) may seem intimidating and almost make you want to engage in avoidance behavior, trying every other solution before resorting to doing one. Dr. DeLeon addresses behaviors that are difficult to assess and how to assess them. In doing so, he expands on how to determine functions with different topographies of behavior, determining a function with multiple topographies, and how to graph data obtained from a functional analysis.