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Managing Stress and Understanding Chaos - UWF

Rob Holdsambeck, Ed.D., LCP, BCBA-D — Managing Stress and Understanding Chaos: A guide for those who live, love and work with people on the Autism spectrum - UWF

Presenter: Dr. Rob Holdsambeck: Recorded at the 2014 CCBS West Coast Conference on Autism

CEU: 1.0 units Type II BACB® CE Credit

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Course Description:The world is filled with challenging events. Providing care for people who have special needs can be very stressful. Numerous studies suggest that how we handle that stress can have a profound impact on our effectiveness, our longevity, and our quality of life. Stress and Chaos may seem to be inevitable by-products of our situation in life. However, understanding what scientists have discovered about these two can be helpful. The words Chaos and Stress have many different connotations. We will be taking a brief look at how developments in mathematics and medicine have allowed us to understand them more precisely but in an accessible way. The presentation will conclude with some practical tips on managing stress for those that live, love and work with people on the Autism spectrum.

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Conceptual Issues in a Science of Behavior from Watson to Skinner - UWF

Presenter: Dr. Jay Moore, Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

CEU: 1.0 units Type II

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Course Description: John B. Watson was born in rural South Carolina in 1878. He held faculty positions at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins, delivered his behaviorist manifesto at Columbia University in 1913, carried out a controversial fear conditioning project with Little Albert B. in 1919-1920, but was obliged to resign from academia in 1920, owing to personal circumstances. He then became a successful executive in the advertising business. He was married twice, the first ending in divorce and the second with the death of his wife, Rosalie, in 1936. He died in 1958. B. F. Skinner never met Watson, although Skinner read many of Watson?s books and Watson influenced the development of Skinner?s behaviorism in many ways. One important difference between the two is that Watson recognized only control by antecedents, whereas Skinner recognized selection by consequences. Two common statements about Watson?s behaviorism are that it subscribed to methodological behaviorism and an extreme environmentalism. This presentation suggests that Watson?s behaviorism is more accurately described as espousing an anti-mentalism and a social activism.

This presentation was videoed at the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies 103 Annual Meeting of the Trustees.

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Dr. Phil Hineline: An elephant in our verbal room - UWF

An elephant in our verbal room

Presenter: Dr. Philip Hineline

CEU: 1.0 Type II CE Credit Course

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Description: "An elephant in the room" is understood as something important and omnipresent that the affected people do not acknowledge. Metaphorically speaking, narrative is such an elephant with respect to the community of behavior analysts. Narrative permeates not only mystery stories and other novels: it is salient in newspaper and magazine discussions of social problems; it is part of the standard formula for political speeches and for soliciting money for worthy causes; and, of course, story-telling occupies much of ordinary conversation. Nevertheless, behavior analysts have had little to say about narrative, perhaps because its salient characteristics are mainly structural, whereas behavior analysis addresses mainly the functions of verbal behavior. In addition, the role of the individual listener's behavior is crucial, and behavior analysts have tended to homogenize the listener's role as that of "audience" or "verbal community." Despite these limitations, behavior analysis has delineated a few phenomena that appear to be relevant: joint attention and the discriminations and functions involved in imitation, equivalence classes and relational frames are a few. Reinforcement often resides in the completion of patterns, or in the answering of questions that may be supplied only implicitly. In addition, a key principle that sustains the engagement of reader or listener involves establishing stimuli and reinforcement contingencies that are operative on multiple, overlapping time scales.

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This presentation was recorded at the 2014 CCBS Annual Meeting of the Trustees



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The Next Generation - UWF

The Next Generation of Research on Applied Behavioral Analytic Intervention for Individuals with ASD    

Presenter: Tristram Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).

CEU: 1.0 units Type II

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Course Description: The extraordinary success of behavior analytic interventions for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has fueled the rapid growth of behavior analysis as a profession. However, behavior analysts face two challenges in sustaining this growth and continuing to improve ASD interventions: (1) confronting competition from investigators in other disciplines, who now direct about 90% of extramurally funded, ASD intervention studies, and (2) balancing advocacy for current ABA interventions with the need to identify gaps in existing knowledge and set priorities for research. This talk makes the case that one key area of need is tosynthesis findings from single-subject studies on isolated procedures into interventions that are demonstrably usable by independent providersand useful to individuals with ASD. The talk also presents a framework for achieving such a synthesis by advancing through a seriesof stages to develop, standardize, validate, and deploy interventions.

This presentation was videoed at the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies 103 Annual Meeting of the Trustees.

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How to get children with ASD to communicate: What works - UWF

Presenter: Andy Bondy, Ph.D., Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.

CEU: 1.5 units Type II

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Course Description: The selection of an approach to help children with autism acquire communication skills is remarkably challenging. This talk will review many of the issues that relate to evidence-based practices that aim to improve broad language skills, including the acquisition of an array of verbal operants as well as skills associated with "the listener" (traditionally viewed as receptive skills). While the hallmark of applied behavior analysis involves many hundreds of single-subject designs looking at particular skills, many practitioners attempt to use "packages," that is, an organization of target skills and teaching strategies, including those involving generalization. We will review the evidence that particular packages work, either in terms of outcome measures or in comparison to other packages. We will review several modalities and also consider issues related to the successful transition from one modality to another, including issues related to our ethical responsibilities. Furthermore, consideration must be given to programs/packages that are derived from non- behaviorally based strategies with regard to their evidence for effectiveness. Rather than trying to provide a definitive answer to "Which strategy is universally the best?" guidelines for the most appropriate questions to ask will be offered.

Course Format: 75-minute face-to-face presentation video edited and presented online with review questions.

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Applying the Guidelines in Context - UWF

Applying the Guidelines in Context: Ethical decision making, ethical supervision, and ethical training

Presenter: Mary Jane Weiss, Ph. D., BCBA-D, Institute for Behavioral Studies, The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Endicott College

CEU: 1.0 units Type II

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Course Description: Translating the ethical guidelines from a code of behavior into conduct in real-life contexts is a multi-component skill set. In this presentation, we will review the abilities that comprise this essential skill set, and will describe how to apply a problem-solving framework to ethical challenges. Application examples will include: confidentiality, role clarity, training, consultation, and supervision.

Course Format: 60-minute video presentation video presentation recorded at the 2013 CCBS Ethics Conference

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Business Ethics - UWF

Business Ethics: Is there such a thing

Presenter: Aubrey Daniels, Ph.D., Aubrey Daniels International (with opening remarks by Rob Holdsambeck, Ed. D., LCP, BCBA-D)

CEU: 1.5 units Type II

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Course Description: Psychologists and other professionals are often asked to work with businesses to help them become more productive. Many of these professionals are not prepared to deal with the contingencies that operate in this unique environment. A lot has been written about businesses lately and most of itis bad. Business has been described as greedy, money-grubbing, results at all costs. Do businesses make ethical decisions and engage in unethical behavior? No they don't! This session will explain why.

Course Format: 75-minute video presentation video presentation recorded at the 2013 CCBS Ethics Conference

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Insurance Coverage for All - UWF

Dan Unumb – Insurance Coverage for All - UWF

Presenter: Dan Unumb: Recorded at the 2014 CCBS West Coast Conference on Autism

CEU: 1.0 units Type II BACB® CE Credit

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Course Description:n 2004, the New York Times wrote that ?no disability claims more parental time and energy than autism. Families dealing with autism face many hardships, not the least of which is financial hardship. One reason for the financial hardship is the failure of the health insurance industry to cover treatments for, and sometimes even diagnosis of, autism. Access to health insurance for individuals with autism has been limited in two primary ways:

(1) insurance was altogether unattainable, as insurers simply refused to write a policy on an individual or family member with autism, or

(2) individuals could obtain a policy, but the policy failed to cover the treatments being prescribed, particularly interventions using ABA methodology.

Recently, there has been a national movement toward legislating meaningful health insurance coverage for individuals with autism. Since 2007, more than 30 states have enacted legislation requiring meaningful coverage for autism spectrum disorders. In this session, we will explore the reasons autism treatments have historically not been covered by health insurance and discuss arguments to refute those reasons. We will examine the language of the new autism insurance laws, including a comparison of their key terms and features. We will learn about the different types of public and private health insurance plans and discuss pitfalls that providers and consumers should watch out for when attempting to utilize benefits. We will talk about strategies for approaching self-funded employers (who are not subject to the new state laws) regarding voluntary implementation of autism benefits. Finally, we will discuss the intersection of various funding streams for autism interventions and examine who should pay for what and when.

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Back to Basics: Why did you do that?! - UWF

Dr. Angelica Grindle – Back to Basics: Why did you do that?! - UWF

Presenter: Dr. Angelica Grindle: Filmed at the 2014 Behavioral Safety Now Conference, Buffalo, NY

CEU: 1.0 units Type II BACB® CE Credit

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Course Description:Checklists, behavioral observations, BBS teams, leadership support, employee engagement, culture change?one often hears these terms when talking about behavior-based safety. However, what do these words really mean and why do we need them? The answer? It's all about behavior. Join Dr. Angelica Grindle as she discusses the key features of successful behavior-based safety processes, the rationale behind them, and ways in which you can design a new process for success or maximize the impact of your existing one.

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Will Technology Ruin the Safety Profession? - UWF

Dr. Aubrey C. Daniels – Will Technology Ruin the Safety Profession? - UWF

Presenter: Dr. Aubrey C. Daniels: Filmed at the 2014 Behavioral Safety Now Conference, Buffalo, NY

Presenter: Dr. Aubrey C. Daniels: Filmed at the 2014 Behavioral Safety Now Conference, Buffalo, NY

CEU: 1.0 units Type II BACB® CE Credit

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Course Description:The rate of technological change in the business world is accelerating every month. How will these changes affect those charged with keeping the workforce safe? Is it possible that they will be replaced by robots?

Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D., is the world?s foremost authority on applying the scientifically-proven laws of human behavior to the workplace.

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