Behavior Development Solutions

Live Webinar Oct. 2nd, 12pm to 4pm EDT: Supervising the Conduct & Writing of FBAs

by Dr. Ennio Cipani

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Earn 4 Supervision CE credits! Suited for BCBAs and BCaBAs who have already completed an 8-hour supervisory training course, as well as those who supervise personnel who serve clients in schools and in-home programs, particularly BCaBA’s, RBTs, instructional aides, and those supervisees collecting the required clock hours of supervision to partially qualify for the BCBA written exam.

This 4-hour CE workshop will present a function-based operant behavior classification system as the means for training supervisees to conduct and write a FBA. The Cipani Behavioral Classification System will be delineated as a model for teaching trainees. This LIVE webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd, from 12pm to 4pm EASTERN TIME [EDT].

For your free download of a pdf manual of the Cipani Behavioral Classification System for Children and Adolescents (Cipani & Cipani, 2019), click here.

This course awards 4 Supervision CE credits. This 4-hour CE workshop will present a function-based operant behavior classification system as the means for training supervisees to conduct and write a FBA. The Cipani Behavioral Classification System will be delineated as a model for teaching trainees. This LIVE webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd from 12pm to 4pm EASTERN TIME [EDT]. If you purchased CEs, your CE certificate will be generated upon completion of the webinar, pending your attendance is verified, and you complete a brief survey module. 

How it works:

  • Purchase access via this product page. You can purchase the "webinar only" option, or the "webinar+CEs" option.
  • Shortly before the webinar, you will receive an email from BDS with a special link. You will use this link to pre-register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive an email from GoToWebinar with the link you must use to actually attend the live webinar!
  • YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO ATTEND. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR THE REGISTRATION LINK. SIMPLY PURCHASING A SEAT IS NOT ENOUGH! 
  • This is a LIVE Webinar! This means you must be able to attend during the day and time noted in this product description. You will also need a reliable internet connection.
  • To test your device for compatibility, please use this GoToWebinar test link: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/system-check-attendee 
  • Your attendance will be verified during the webinar via "Poll" questions that will be asked at random intervals. If you do not respond to a sufficient number of questions, you will not earn CE credit for attending. (These are not "test" questions and are not designed to assess your knowledge; their purpose is simply to confirm that you are physically and actively attending the event.)
  • BDS will not be held responsible for issues with the GoToWebinar software, or other technical issues you may experience with your device. You are responsible for ensuring that your connection is sufficient and your poll question responses are being submitted.
  • Once the webinar has ended and after your attendance has been confirmed, if you purchased CEs, you will be given access to a survey module on our learning platform (you will receive an email with instructions on accessing the survey module). Once you complete the survey module, then your CE certificate will automatically be generated! 

The major behavioral functions are: (a) direct access; DA 1.0, (b) direct escape; DE 3.0, (c) socially mediated access; SMA 2.0, and (d) socially mediated escape; SME 4.0). The 13 sub-categories delineating specific reinforcers under each category (e.g., SMA 2.2, peer attention) will then be presented. Methods to determine supervisee competence with presenting potential putative functions via this system will be presented.

The remainder of the workshop will cover how to measure supervisee competence with functional behavioral assessment methods: both descriptive and experimental. This includes analogue and in-vivo experimental measures (see objectives for specifics). Both didactic instruction as well as training performance via simulations, will be covered. In particular, presentation of the trigger analysis with behavioral description as an alternative to the A-B-C charting method will be provided with some simulation exercises for participants to get practice and subsequently teach this method to supervisees.

The training will also cover the use of the Cipani EO School Behavioral Interview Form, for detecting function, with a free copy available to all CEU participants for lifetime individual licensed use.

Materials for Attendnees -- Extensive Handouts (electronic version)

  • Slide presentations (Power point, POW) for didactic instruction
  • Assessment methods (word doc)
  • Direct Functions (POW)
  • Report templates (word doc)
  • Two free downloadable books (freepsychotherapybooks.com search Cipani)
  • Several other files that facilitate supervisee training

Objectives

  1. Attendee will be able to develop the following conceptual skills relating to the conduct of an FBA and report writing in supervisees: Supervisee will demonstrate conceptual understanding of the four major operant functions by
  • Generating examples of one or several of the four functions when given a form of problem behavior, e.g., “Provide an example of self-injury serving a socially mediated escape function.” Training examples provided in slides.
  • Identifying what function is described when given a scenario involving a target behavior, and EO and maintaining contingency (i.e., how EO is abolished). Training examples provided in slides.
  1. Attendee will be able to develop the following conceptual skills relating to the conduct of an FBA and report writing in supervisees: Supervisee will demonstrate conceptual understanding of several categories from the Cipani BCS involving the four major functions by
  • Generating examples of one or several categories within the four functions when given a form of problem behavior, e.g., “Provide an example of self-injury serving a socially mediated escape function: difficult instruction.” Training examples provided in slides.
  • Identifying what functional category is described when given a scenario involving a target behavior, and EO and maintaining contingency (i.e., how EO is abolished). Training examples provided in slides.
  1. Attendee will be able to develop the following skills relating to FBA report writing in supervisees: Supervisee will be able to write the section of the report describing any of the following data collection methods: Analogue assessments and trigger analysis with behavioral description. Examples of boilerplate in handout called report templates.
  1. Attendee will be able to develop the following conceptual skills relating to the conduct of an FBA in supervisees: Supervisee will be able to describing the procedures in conducting analogue assessments including: (a) the multiple functions experimental tests and (b) single function hypothesis tests. Training examples in handout called assessment methods.
  1. Attendee will be able to develop the following conceptual skills relating to the conduct of an FBA in supervisees: Supervisee will be able to describing the procedures in conducting trigger analysis (Trial-based FA). Training examples in handout called assessment methods.
  1. Attendee will be able to develop the following conceptual skills relating to the conduct of an FBA in supervisees: Supervisee will be able to describing the procedures in conducting trigger analysis (Trial-based FA) with behavioral description. Training examples in handout called assessment methods.
  1. Attendee will be able to develop the following conceptual skills relating to the conduct of an FBA in supervisees: Supervisee will be able to describing the procedures in conducting behavioral description without EO inducement. In slides

To manage your CE credits on the BACB web site, you will need our ACE Provider number: OP-02-0017. BDS is an authorized Type II continuing education provider. 

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® does not warrant, endorse, sponsor, approve or partner with the CE events, this organization, or instructors. (Note that the above disclaimer does not mean that the BACB disapproves these products. They simply don't endorse any CE products or events and they want you to know this. However, they do approve providers and BDS is an Approved CE Provider. Therefore, you can rest assured that your CE credits will be accepted by the BACB.)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
We are offering this webinar TWICE in October of 2019 in order to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Choose the date that works best for you! (Note: You are welcome to attend both webinars if you purchase seats for both events, but you can only earn the Supervision CE credits for one event because both March webinars are covering the same materials. The BACB does not allow a certificant to earn additional CE credits through attending the same event.)

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