CEU > Distinguished Behavior Analysts Series

Do you wish you could attend lectures given by top behaviorists in the field, but can't ever seem to find the time?

Our Distinguished Behavior Analyst series allows you to watch well-known experts instruct on their topics of expertise. Hear Dr. Mark Sundberg lecture on verbal behavior and the VB-MAPP; listen to Dr. Pat Friman discuss the importance of bringing behavior analysis into the mainstream human service industry or let Dr. Vince Carbone open your eyes to the importance of manipulating conditioned motivating operations.

With 7 different instructors and new ones being added every month, you'll be sure to find a course that sparks your interest!

Dr. F. Charles "Bud" Mace, Ph.D.,BCBA-D
Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
Dr. Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Caio Miguel, BCBA
Dr. W. Joseph Wyatt
Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
Dr. Ennio Cipani, Ph.D.


CE Course Format and Pricing

Please view the pricing and course formats below.

A two-week extension can be purchased for an additional $15; contact abace@fit.edu for details. If you experience Problems with registration, call (321)674-8382.

Workshop Date: On Demand
CE Credits: Listed Per Course as Type II CEs
CE Price: $13.00 per 1 Type II CE *Type II CEs provided by ABA Technologies, Inc (ACE Provider Number OP-02-0023).
Workshop Format: Registrants view 50 minutes of video per 1 Type II CE offered, and are broken down into small sections for time convinience.
Computer Requirements:

Computer with better than dial up connection and sound.

CE Courses Offered

BEHP 1016: Why People Often Make Bad Choices and What to Do about It: Important Features of Combined Schedules of Reinforcement

Keywords: Discriminated operant, schedules of reinforcement, behavioral contrast, behavioral momentum, matching law, motivating operations, resistance to change, persistence

This presentation provides an updated model of the discriminated operant. The implications of this model for assessment and treatment are emphasized.

Topics covered include:

  • Model of the discriminated operant that includes combined schedules of reinforcement, behavioral contrast, behavioral momentum, the matching law, motivating operations, and contextual variables
  • Resistance to change and persistence

Presented by: Dr. F. Charles "Bud" Mace, Ph.D.,BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals who have strong background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of simple and complex schedules of reinforcement and single-subject research designs.

 

3 Type II BACB® CEs

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$39.00 USD

 


BEHP 1018: A Behavioral Approach to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Keywords: ADHD, self-control, self-management, neurodevelopmental, stimulant medication

This presentation broadly covers the nature and diagnosis of ADHD, including conventional treatments as well as a behavioral model of treatment. r esearch studies provide comparisons of modalities of treatment and potential direction with a computerized test of self-control.

Topics covered include:

  • The nature of ADHD, importance of accurate diagnosis, developmental characteristics, the relationship between ADHD and other psychiatric conditions, and biological etiologies and other risk factors
  • Pharmacological and other conventional treatments
  • A behavioral model for treatment that emphasizes self-control strategies

Presented by: F. Charles ("Bud") Mace, Ph.D., BCBA-D with Jose A. Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals who have basic background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of schedules of reinforcement and interpreting research findings.

4 Type II BACB® CEs

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$52.00 USD


BEHP 1020: Basing Treatment on the Real Cause of the Problem: Function-Based Treatments

Keywords: Behavioral function, function-based intervention, extinction, differential reinforcement, time contingent schedules, stimulus fading, planned ignoring

This presentation discusses the design and implementation of the function-based model of intervention. The importance of being proactive is emphasized.

Topics covered include:

  • A review of the major behavioral functions and function-based interventions for each
  • A conceptual framework for designing and implementing function-based interventions

 

Presented by: F. Charles ("Bud") Mace, Ph.D., BCBA-D & Jose A. Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals who have basic background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of behavioral function, basic behavior-change procedures, and single-subject research designs.

3.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$46.00 USD


BEHP 1031: Acheive

Keywords: Day treatment programs, oppositional-defiant disorder, behavior management program, evidence based program, school-home service integration, preventative behavior management, data-based supervision.

This course will explore the mechanics and design of Achieve!, a strengths-based comprehensive day treatment program based entirely on behavior analytic principles and designed to serve children diagnosed with emotional disorders, and other high-risk behaviors. The program is also a field-based, clinical training and research site for USM’s master’s and doctoral students in school psychology, developed by Professor F. Charles “Bud” Mace who is among the top 10 most-cited researchers in behavioral psychology.

Topic covered:

  • Objectives and rationale for Achieve! program
  • Program mission and philosophy
  • Behavior management program including preventative and reactive components
  • Data-based staff supervision
  • Outcome data
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Presented by: Dr. F. Charles "Bud" Mace, Ph.D.,BCBA-D
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Rating: Participants in this course should have a basic understanding of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Additionally, participants should have a good grasp on reading graphs and interpreting data.

3.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$46.00 USD


BEHP 1040: Translational Research: Matching Theory and its Applications

Keywords: Translational research, Matching Law, Generalized Matching Law, choice, preference, response allocation, self-control, function-based intervention

Individuals who have taken BEHP 1018 and BEHP 1020 should be advised that there is some crossover in material,it is recommended that you select another CE if you do not wish to view repeat material.

 

This presentation reviews translational findings from non-human to human basic research for the purpose of stimulating the development of behavioral technologies.

Topics covered include:

  • The Matching Law, including basic and generalized matching equations.
  • The variables influencing choice, preference, and response allocation, including practical applications and implications for treatment
  • The behavioral model of self-control, including implications and treatments for individuals diagnosed with ADHD
  • A framework for designing function-based Interventions based on Matching Theory

 

Presented By: F. Charles ("Bud") Mace, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This is an advanced workshop that is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with strong background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of single-subject research designs, simple and complex schedules of reinforcement, behavioral function and behavior-change procedures.

3 Type II BACB® CEs

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$39.00 USD


BEHP1030: Verbal Behavior: From Theory to Practice*

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, language, verbal operants, VB-MAPP, assessment, language intervention, barriers

Individuals can choose to take single classes in the series below , however participation in all four is recommended for full understanding of the material.

*This course is 8 weeks long, as opposed to our 2 week format.

B.F. Skinner's classic (1957) Verbal Behavior is reviewed in detail including the verbal operants and more advanced topics of "radical behaviorism". Following this verbal behavior theory, the behaviorally-based VB-MAPP (2008) using language acquisition milestones of typically developing children is presented. Practitioners will learn assessment and intervention procedures for children with autism and others with language delays.

  • BEHP 1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 1
  • BEHP 1025: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 2
  • BEHP 1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment
  • BEHP 1027: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required.

22.5 Type II BACB® CEs

$250.00 USD


BEHP 1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 1

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, verbal operants , mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal, texual, transcription

This presentation covers the basic elements of Skinner's (1957) analysis of verbal behavior. The content of the course covers the first five Chapters of Skinner's book. Practice exercises are provided to teach students how to classify samples of verbal behavior.

Topics covered include:

  • How Skinner's analysis of language differs from the many traditional treatments
  • Dependent and independent variables in the analysis of language and the basic elements for verbal behavior research.
  • The elementary verbal operants: mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal, and textual and transcriptive relations.

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required

5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$75.00 USD


BEHP 1025: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 2

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, private events, radical behaviorism, multiple control, autoclitic, self-editing

This presentation covers several advanced topics from Skinner's (1957) book, Verbal Behavior. The content of the course covers Chapters 6 through 17. Several suggestions on empirical research relevant to Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior are presented.

Topics covered include:

  • The role of the listener in verbal interactions and variables that can affect verbal interactions
  • Verbal extensions and Skinner's analysis of private events and radical behaviorism
  • Multiple control
  • The autoclitic
  • Self-editing

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. We recommend that individuals complete BEHP1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior Part 1 prior to taking part two of the course. Part one (BEHP1024) covers the first five chapters of Skinner's (1957) analysis of verbal behavior. Part two (BEHP1025) covers chapters six through 17.

6 Type II BACB® CEs

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$85.00 USD


BEHP 1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, VB-MAPP, assessment, language acquisition, barriers

This webinar will present a language assessment program (The VB-MAPP) that is based on Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior, and the language acquisition milestones of typically developing children.

Topics covered include:

  • Uses of the VB-MAPP
  • Advantages of the VB-MAPP
  • 5 components of the VB-MAPP: 1) The Milestones Assessment, 2) The Barriers Assessment, 3) The Transition Assessment , 4) The Skills Task Analysis and Tracking System , and 5) Placement and IEP Goals

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required.

5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$75.00 USD


BEHP 1027: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, VB-MAPP, assessment, augmentative communication, discrete trial teaching, natural environment teaching

This course will describe how to develop and implement a language intervention program based on the results of a VB-MAPP assessment. A brief overview of the body of empirical research that supports the use of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior for children with language delays will be presented, as well as recommendations for a variety of teaching.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic elements of a verbal behavior intervention program
  • Issues and recommendations regarding the use of an augmentative communication system
  • Methods of data collection
  • Suggestions for program designs, generalization, and teaching procedures for structured teaching sessions (DTT) and less structured teaching opportunities (NET)
  • Program recommendations for a child whose scores fall in Level 2 and 3 of the VB-MAPP.
  • Guidelines for transitioning a child to less restrictive teaching environments

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. We recommend that individuals complete BEHP1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment prior to taking this course, which describes how to develop and implement a language intervention based on the results of the VB-MAPP Assessment. Students learn how to conduct the assessment in BEHP1026.

6.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$89.00


BEHP 1028: A Tutorial of B.F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior (1957)*

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, Radical Behaviorism, language, verbal operants

*This course is 4 weeks long rather than our 2 week format.

This is a unique tutorial of B.F. Skinner's classic (1957) Verbal Behavior. Skinner's analysis of language is reviewed and the basic verbal operants are presented with practice exercises designed to teach the student how to classify samples of verbal behavior. In addition, more advanced topics of "radical behaviorism" are presented. 

*This course is comprised of the following courses:

  • BEHP 1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 1
  • BEHP 1025: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 2

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required.

11 Type II BACB® CEs

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$130.00 USD


BEHP 1029: How to Conduct Language Assessment & Intervention using the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, VB-MAPP, assessment, language acquisition

*This course is comprised of the following courses:

  • BEHP 1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment
  • BEHP 1027: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention
*This course is 4 weeks long rather than our 2 week format.
 The VB-MAPP (2008) is a practical and powerful tool based on Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and language acquisition milestones of typically developing children. Designed for children with autism, and others who demonstrate language delays, this instrument is reviewed including both the assessment and intervention procedures, for the practitioner.11.5 Type II CEs*

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required.

11.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$135.00 USD


BEHP 1042: Functional Assessment of Behavioral Disturbances Related to Diagnostic Features of ASD

Keywords: Functional assessment, autism, ASD, problem behavior, environment, intellectual disability, research

This course will present assessment technologies for determining the environmental variables that give rise to and maintain severe problem behavior in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Topics covered include:

  • A brief review functional assessment methodologies
  • Comparison of outcomes of aggregate results of functional assessment experiments involving persons with and without ASD
  • Studies where core diagnostic features of ASD were the focus of investigation
  • How core diagnostic features of ASD can interact with aspects of the environment to give rise to severe problem behavior
  • Additional ways in which these interactions may occur that have not fully been considered in the treatment literature

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of functional assessment methodologies and single-subject research design is recommended.

4.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$59.00 USD


BEHP 1043: Advanced Topics in Functional Analysis

Keywords: Functional analysis, functional assessment, problem behavior, medication, research

Disclaimer: This course contains information which may be repetitious for individuals who have completed our five course BCBA certification classes.

This course presents a review of functional analysis methodology integrated with recent critical research.

Topics covered include:

  • Assessment of low frequency and high risk behaviors
  • Combined versus separate topographies in terms of graphing and categorization
  • Literature on using the functional analysis with young children and across individual differences
  • Important areas for research in the area of functional analysis and medication effect
  • Research on teaching others to conduct a functional analysis

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of functional assessment methodologies and single-subject research design is recommended.

5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$65.00 USD


BEHP 1044: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 1

Keywords: Preference, stimulus preference assessment, reinforcer strength

Disclaimer: This course contains information which may be repetitious for individuals who have completed our five course BCBA certification classes.

This course presents and evaluates various methods of assessing preference. Relevant research will be reviewed.

Topics covered include:

  • Research regarding the low accuracy of client and caregiver reports
  • Selection-based preference assessments such as single and paired choice, Multiple stimulus preference assessments, Duration- based assessments
  • Issues such as food/nonfood stimulus preferences
  • The assessment of reinforcer strength with single and concurrent versus progressive ratio schedules
  • Shifts in preference and stimulus value change over time

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of preference assessments, single-subject research designs, and simple and complex schedules of reinforcement is recommended.

4.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$59.00 USD


BEHP1045: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 2

Keywords: Stimulus, reinforcer, preference, stimulus value, motivation, motivating operations

Disclaimer: This course contains information which may be repetitious for individuals who have completed our five course BCBA certification classes.

The course will present a stimulating review of operations that may alter stimulus value as well as relevant new research.

Topics covered include:

  • Variables known to influence relative response allocation
  • Research on reinforcer variation and the effect of choice
  • Motivating operations and their influence on choices of food, activities and performance
  • Praise and social reinforcers and a behavioral review of "extrinsic" and "intrinsic" motivation
  • Token reinforcer preference and associated response rates

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of preference assessments, single-subject research designs, and simple and complex schedules of reinforcement is recommended. Students may consider taking BEHP1044, Part 1 of this course, prior to taking this course.

5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$59.00 USD


BEHP 1046: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 3

Keywords: Behavioral economics, response effort, problem behavior, non-contingent reinforcement, behavioral momentum, developmental disabilities

Disclaimer: This course contains information which may be repetitious for individuals who have completed our five course BCBA certification classes.

This course presents an ample review of the basic framework of behavioral economics and the practical application of these principles in applied settings.

Topics covered include:

  • The effects response effort requirement on reinforcer consumption
  • Treatments of problem behavior using demand elasticity and substitutability
  • Non-contingent reinforcement and behavioral momentum, the relation of these two concepts, and the unwanted effects of each
  • Application of these principles to working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of single-subject research designs, non-contingent reinforcement, and behavioral momentum is recommended. Students may consider taking BEHP1044 and BEHP1045, Parts 1 and 2 of this course, prior to taking this course.

5.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$65.00 USD


 

BEHP 1041: Mainstream Behavior Analysis

Keywords: Behavior analysis, mainstream, behavioral pediatrics, toilet training, bedtime resistance, anxiety, male fertility, littering

Skinner's vision for behavior analysis was that it would become a mainstream science pertinent for both the minor and major problems of everyday human life. Clearly his vision has not been realized. This course presents mainstream areas where behavior analysis could make a contribution.

Topics covered include:

  • Behavioral pediatrics in primary care
  • Behavior problems in primary care such as bedtime resistance and toilet training
  • Anxiety
  • Male fertility
  • Littering

Presented by: Dr. Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
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Rating: This course is recommended for any individual interested in the mainstream applications of behavior analysis. No prerequisites are required.

4 Type II BACB® CEs

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$52.00 USD


BEHP 1047: Simple and Conditional Discrimination

Keywords: Stimulus equivalence, simple discrimination, conditional discrimination, autism, language acquisition

The purpose of this course is to describe the specific implications of using stimulus equivalence technology while teaching basic skills to preschool children with autism. Stimulus equivalence focuses on the variables responsible when additional unlearned relations emerge following specific taught relations.

Topics covered include:

  • Simple and conditional discriminations and teaching procedures used to build these discriminations
  • Stimulus equivalence paradigm and examples of its incorporation into an existing curriculum for children diagnosed with autism
  • Questions addressed by stimulus equivalence such as, how are specific verbal units acquired and how do verbal units inter-relate so that untaught, complex behavior emerges?

Presented by: Dr. Caio Miguel, BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with strong background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite understanding of discrimination, stimulus equivalence, and single-subject research designs is recommended.

5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$65.00 USD


BEHP 1048: Stimulus Class Formation in Children with Autism

Keywords: Stimulus class, stimulus equivalence, categorization, classification, autism, naming, derived responding

This course presents stimulus class formation in both typically-developing children and children diagnosed with autism.

Topics covered include:

  • Categorization as a necessary component of classification
  • Physical similarity, equivalence training and shared functional properties as ways that stimuli can comprise stimulus classes
  • Naming
  • Acquisition of novel relations without direct training in typically developing children as well as by those diagnosed with autism

Presented by: Dr. Caio Miguel, BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with strong background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite understanding of discrimination, stimulus equivalence, and single-subject research designs is recommended.

1.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$20.00 USD


BEHP1049:Behavioral Practice in the Forensic Area

Keywords: Forensic, courts, behavioral approach

This course presents the application of a behavioral approach to the court system. This presentation demonstrates how the behavioral focus on environment and learning variables melds nicely with questions of competence and responsibility that are frequently a focus of the courts.

Topics covered include:

  • Common legal problems that are behaviorally analyzed including shoplifting, obscene phone calls, repeated return to a domestic violence partner and pyromania
  • Suggestions for dealing with malingering by clients
  • Tips on how to deal with the cross-examination Application of what has been learned to three murder cases

Presented by: Dr. W. Joseph Wyatt
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Rating: This course is recommended for any individual interested in the application of behavioral practice in the forensic area. No prerequisites are required.

2.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$33.00


BEHP1050: Enhancing your Behavioral Practice in the Era of Bio-Psychiatry and Big Pharma

Keywords: Medication, big pharma, biological causation, ADHD, schizophrenia, anxiety, medicalization, behavioral model

This course reviews the non-science roots of the rise of medicalization, the recent phenomenon proposing a biological causation model of disorders such as ADHD, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. The presentation reviews variables that tend to maintain medicalization, research concerning the effectiveness of medications, and critical examination of research cited in support of biological interpretations of common disorders.

Topics covered include:

  • The weak empirical basis in support of the biological causation model of disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), unipolar depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia
  • The broad mental health field's increasing reliance on medications, often to the exclusion of behavioral methods as a result of medicalization
  • Suggestions for strategies that behavioral practitioners may employ as they navigate the increasingly medicalized professional and popular cultures

Presented by: Dr. W. Joseph Wyatt
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Rating: This course is recommended for any individual interested in or involved with the field of mental and behavioral health. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

4 Type II BACB® CEs

$52.00 USD


BEHP 1056: The Role of the Transitive Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-T) in Teaching Language, Social Skills and Pragmatic Skills to Children with Autism

Keywords: Motivation, verbal behavior, CMO-T, social skills, language, autism

This course will include a discussion of a behavioral analysis of motivation and the role it plays in teaching language and social skills. Video clips of teaching methods with children with autism will be used to illustrate and supplement the discussion.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Conditioned transitive motivating operation (CMO-T) examples and evidence in clinical practice
  • The use of CMO-Ts to teach mands for missing items and information
  • Extensions of CMO-T research to language pragmatic skills and social skills
  • Conditioning of sight of another's eye, social attention, and actions of another child as reinforcers

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who work with children diagnosed with autism. While no prerequisite courses are required, basic background knowledge of motivation, verbal behavior, and interpreting research findings is helpful.

2.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$33.00 USD


BEHP 1057: The Role of the Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-R) During Discrete Trial Instruction of Children with Autism

Keywords: Motivation, verbal behavior, CMO-R, language, autism, antecedent, escape, avoidance

This course presents antecedent - based instructional modifications to reduce escape and avoidance behavior during instruction. A conceptually systematic analysis of instructional methods is offered as a tool for improving effective teaching. Video illustrations of application of the concepts will be provided.

Topics covered include:

  • The role of motivation in teaching children with autism
  • The reflexive motivation operation (CMO-R)
  • Basic research and classroom examples of the CMO-R
  • Clinical implications of the CMO-R

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who work with children diagnosed with autism. While no prerequisite courses are required, basic background knowledge of motivation, verbal behavior, and interpreting research findings is helpful.

3.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$46.00 USD


BEHP 1058: Increasing the Vocal Verbal Behavior of Children with Autism

Keywords: Verbal behavior, vocal behavior, Skinner, autism, sign language, mand training

This course provides overview of the behavior analytic methods that have been shown to increase vocal production in some children with autism. Experimental data and published reports are presented in support of the methods discussed. Video demonstrations and case studies are presented as illustrations of implementation in clinical settings.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of basic principles of behavior and Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior
  • Procedures to increase vocal production during mand training
  • Vocal shaping procedures

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for parents and individuals who work with children with autism. No prerequisite knowledge is required. Basic concepts of ABA and VB are briefly reviewed.

3.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$46.00 USD


 

BEHP 1059: A Behavioral Analysis of Linguistic Structure: Increasing the Length of Utterance in Children with Autism

Keywords: Mean length utterance, autism, verbal behavior, Skinner, language, autoclitic

This course presents B.F. Skinner's natural science approach to analyzing the development of grammar and morphosyntactic structure. A guide for teaching these skills to children who don't acquire them typically is offered through discussion, data presentation and video illustration.

Topics covered include:

  • Traditional versus behavioral approaches to language development
  • Mean length utterance (MLU) as a measure of language development
  • Behavioral analysis of increasing complexity of verbal behavior, including the autoclitic
  • Problems of increasing MLU without meeting prerequisites

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who work with children with autism. Background knowledge of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior is recommended but not required.

3 Type II BACB® CEs

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$39.00 USD

 

 


BEHP 1053: Do Punishment Contingencies Belong in Functional Treatment?

Keywords: Punishment, functional treatment, behavioral function, extinction, problem behavior

This course examines the functional classification and treatment of problem behaviors, both socially and non-socially mediated. Further, it delves into the controversial topic of punishment, and explores the role of punishment contingencies in treatment.

 Topics covered include:

  • Function-based Diagnostic
  • Categories Analysis and Identification of behavioral function
  • Under which conditions is extinction impractical?
  • Can a compelling case be made for the use of a punishing stimulus?

Presented by: Dr. Ennio Cipani, Ph.D.
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who are familiar with functional treatment and functional assessment. Additionally viewers should be very familiar with the concepts and principles of behavior analysis, especially Reinforcement and Punishment. 

3 Type II BACB® CEs

$39.00 USD


BEHP 1070: A Behavior Analysis of Persistent Error Patterns

Keywords: Error patterns, Stimulus over-selectivity, Autism Skills, Acquisition, Stimulus control

This presentation provides an analysis of persistent error patterns using both basic and applied research. Implications of these findings are discussed as well as some procedures for building behavioral chains.

Topics discussed include:

  • Basic and applied research on stimulus overselectivity/restricted stimulus control.
  • An analysis of discriminative stimuli in mand compliance.
  • Procedures for building behavioral chains.

1070

Presented by: Dr. Ennio Cippani, Ph.D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals who have basic background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of interpreting research findings.

1.5 Type II BACB CEs

$21.00 USD