KYABA September 2014 Workshop (12 FREE CEUS)
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
12 FREE CEUs available for Friday and Saturday workshops!!
Friday, September 12, 2014: Morning Sessions:
“BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN THE MAINSTREAM OF EVERYDAY LIFE”
Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
Skinner’s vision for behavior analysis was that it would become a mainstream science pertinent both the minor and major problems of everyday human life. Clearly his vision has not been realized. Behavioral analysis has produced extraordinary findings in its basic domain and made multiple major contributions in several applied domains—but the best known of these contributions have been in one tail of the normal distribution of human problems (e.g., developmental disabilities). This presentation will cover a selection of target areas that have either benefited from or could benefit from behavior analysis and that are extensive both in terms of the frequency of their occurrence and their relevance to mainstream human life.
"BEHAVIOR CHANGE FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD: ULTIMATE CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS"
William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D
While behavior analysis has made important contributions to other spheres—improving education, helping people adopt healthier life styles, making highways and factories safer, caring for people exhibiting challenging and life-threatening disorders—it has paid far too little attention to the impact of human behavior on the only home we have. But this is changing. I will offer examples of why behavior analysts are uniquely poised to contribute to a broad range of interventions to promote the husbandry of our planet's resources, restore damaged ecosystems, and help society prepare for and cope with the inevitable challenges to come.
Friday, September 12, 2014: Afternoon Sessions:
"TELL ME A STORY: COLLOQUIAL VIGNETTES FOR TEACHING SELECT BEHAVIOR ANALYTIC CONCEPTS TO NON-BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS"
Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
There is much to love about behavioral analysis but the perfect love is hard to find, especially in the sciences. One imperfection, or at least notable exception to its lovability, is its technical language. There are limits to this imperfection or exception, however. The language of behavioral analysis is perfectly suitable (loveable?) when used in the lab, classroom, scientific papers and formal presentations. But suitability and lovability rapidly diminish when the technical language is deployed on the street, so to speak, with non-behavior analysts. This presentation will supply examples of colloquially worded teaching vignettes to make a behavioral analytic point to a non-behavioral analytic consumer of behavioral analysis.
"COMMON MISTAKES BY ABA PRACTITIONERS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR AVOIDING THEM"
William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D
Behavior analysis has a lot to offer society (examples of how widespread, competent applications of the science can contribute to a better world were described in the morning presentations). In our eagerness to share the marvels of our science with professionals in other fields, we behavior analysts too often act in ways that hamper its adoption. Misguided actions by behavior analysis practitioners are akin to three types of fertilization errors by backyard gardeners: too much, too little, and the wrong kind. This presentation will provide examples of each type of mistake and offer suggestions of what to do instead.
Saturday, September 13, 2104
Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Morning Session: “Dispelling the Myths and Overcoming Implementation Obstacles Related to the Functional Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior”
A number of myths regarding the functional assessment and treatment development process appear to be pervasive within different research and practice communities. Frequently described obstacles to implementing a critical aspect of the functional assessment process will be reviewed with novel solutions for overcoming them. A heavy emphasis will then be placed on how to expand function-based treatments so that they can be practically and extensively implemented to promote meaningful behavior change. Attendees will then have opportunities to discuss and design individualized functional analyses and function-based, generalizable, and socially valid, treatments for the persons they serve.
Afternoon Session: “Understanding and Addressing Sleep Problems of Children and Young Adults with Autism”
Sleep problems are especially prevalent among children with Autism. While challenging to address, left untreated, sleep problems can lead to or worsen other behavior problems such as aggression and noncompliance while making learning difficult. This workshop will provide attendees with a sound understanding of factors that worsen and improve children's ability to achieve age-appropriate amounts of sleep as well as strategies for addressing common issues such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and nighttime routine noncompliance. As a result, attendees will have a better understanding of how family members and support staff can work as a team to promote the healthy sleep of the children in their care. The seminar will involve opportunities to design individualized and parent-friendly treatments for specific sleep problems and a review of strategies to prevent sleep problems from occurring.
When & Where
Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis (KYABA)
The mission of "The Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis" is to advance awareness, development, and access to the science and practice of Behavior Analysis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by:
- Encouraging the understanding of Behavior Analysis in academic, research, and the natural environments;
- Supporting the design and application of effective behavioral procedures to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Kentucky;
- Serving as a professional reference group for those who identify themselves as scientists or practitioners in disciplines that embrace the principles and practices of Behavior Analysis;
- Advising political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to Behavior Analysis;
- Organizing colloquiums, symposiums, and conferences that shall serve as a forum for the presentation of scientific and technological achievements, clinical practice, as well as for discussion of the affairs of the organization;
- Publishing and distributing information on Behavior Analysis.