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ABACLive Webinar with Drs. Robyn M. Catagnus & Bobbie Gallagher

October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.

Robyn M. Catagnus, EdD, LBA, BCBA-D & Bobbie Gallagher, Phd, BCBA present: “Happiness and Flourishing through ABA: Designing programs that increase the quality of life for families and clients”

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 noon  (Eastern/NY)

This event is FREE for the general public.* Or available for the discounted price of $50 with 2 BACB® Type II CEs.

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We think happiness, quality of life, and strengths are being overlooked by many practitioners. Did you know that parents report their child’s happiness as the #1, most important way to assess if treatment is working? But many professionals simply don’t include happiness, quality of life, or well-being assessment in programs. We find many students and colleagues are approaching programming from a deficit model, and leaving out strengths, fun, joy, and optimism. We will share professional and personal advice for supporting happy, successful children and families through ABA programming. We will discuss existing interdisciplinary research, curricula, and strategies for measuring happiness, making ‘treatment’ more enjoyable, building relationships with clients, and creating programs that build on strengths. And, we explain a little bit of neuroscience science behind why professionals often inadvertently increase anxiety and make intervention unpleasant – and what to do about it. Most importantly, we share the surprising good news that spending time on happiness and stress reduction, for clients and YOU, can facilitate learning, skill development, and cooperation overall.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation the participants will be able to identify:

Professional practices that may inadvertently increase anxiety.

Causes of anxiety that may require investigation and analyis prior to implementation of interventions/treatment of problem behavior.

Assessments and strategies for increasing observable behaviors in the area of happiness and quality of life.

Measures that will indicate increases in happiness and quality of life.

*This event is FREE for the general public. For those that want a certificate of completion for continuing education credits please purchase the discounted CEs. This event is being offered at the discounted ABACLive Cambridge Center Series price for 2 Type II CEUs. (Register on ABAC website.) Behavior Analysts may earn continuing education for viewing the live event or recording.Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs (Visit ABAC website for complete information.)

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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October 30, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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