Title: ABA Journal Club- Train the Trainers

  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm (UAE Time)
  • Presenter:

    Lama Ayoub, MSc BCBA, IBA,QBA,CAS
  • Venue: A link to the webinar will be sent to all registrants.
Description:

During Session 5 of The ABA Journal Club attendance will discuss: Lambert, J. M., Bloom, S. E., Kunnavatana, S. S., Collins, S. D., & Clay, C. J. (2013). Training residential staff to conduct trial-based functional analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46(1), 296–300. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.17

Before developing an intervention for any problem behavior, it is necessary to conduct a functional analysis. Previous research has shown that people with various backgrounds and levels of experience can be taught to conduct trial-based functional analysis trials. In this session, we will discuss an article that evaluates the effectiveness of teaching behavioral supervisors to train residential staff to conduct trial-based functional analysis trials with high fidelity.

1 free BACB ethics CEU

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Title: Why Every Applied Behavior Analyst Needs a Basic Bestie: Engaging with Basic Research

  • Start Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 05:00pm - 07:00pm (UAE Time)
  • Presenter:

    1. Vanessa Minervini, PhD, Assistant Professor,College of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University, USA

    2. Sarah C. Mead Jasperse, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, Counseling, Special Education and Neuroscience Division, ECAE
  • Venue: A link to the webinar will be sent to all registrants.
Description:

In the field of behavior analysis, delineations often are drawn between basic research and applied research, experimental analysis of behavior and applied behavior analysis, and laboratory behavior analysis and clinical behavior analysis. Indeed, there are separate scientific journals for each specialization, dedicated tracks at professional conferences for each topic, and so forth; it is easy to understand why behavior analysts may work in a siloed manner. However, collaboration between the two sides of the behavior analysis coin is encouraged by credentialing bodies and professional organizations in the field. As an example, the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2020) specifies that BCBAs and BCaBAs must "provide services that are conceptually consistent with behavioral principles, based on scientific evidence," and the BCBA/BCaBA Task List (5th ed.) (2017) dedicates an entire section to “basic” or "foundational” concepts and principles. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Vanessa Minervini, a basic researcher, and Dr. Sarah Mead Jasperse, an applied researcher and BCBA-D, will talk about the lessons they’ve learned from and taught each other over the past ten years of their friendship and different career phases. The session will cover topics such as clinical questions that can be answered by basic research, how basic research can be driven by clinical need, and practical tips for applied behavior analysts who want to engage more with basic research.

2 free BACB Learning CEUs

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