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FBA Interviews and Observations: What you Never Learned – 6 hr workshop in 2 parts

$250.00

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Event Information

Presented by: Dr. Tara A. Fahmie, BCBA-D

Live: 08/10/2022 4:00-8:15 pm EDT
        08/17/2022 4:00-6:00 pm EDT

The recording of all ABAC Live events are accessible to those that register for the live event for 2-weeks.

Continuing education credit and professional development requirements must be met within that two-week window.

The recording will close on 08/31/2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern.

ABSTRACT

Many practitioner-focused graduate training programs in behavior analysis do not teach critical skills related to effective interviewing. In addition, behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts learn only one way to conduct descriptive assessments (ABC data collection), which results in invalid hypotheses about function. Early and mid-career behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts need practical tips and strategies for obtaining information on function from indirect and descriptive assessments. This event will give attendees the practical strategies needed to improve the quality of their interviews and to conduct more meaningful descriptive assessments. During Part 1 (length- four hours) of this two-part, six hour workshop, Dr. Tara Fahmie will provide a foundation in functional behavior assessment interviewing techniques, facilitate an interactive activity that involves conducting an interview, graphing the outcomes and interpreting graphs. During the activity portion, Dr. Fahmie will provide ample feedback to participants on their performance. During Part 2 (length- two hours) participants Dr. Fahmie will provide information on the key components of the descriptive assessment and teach participants how to use the outcomes to inform either a subsequent functional analysis or function-based treatment. Participants will learn how to summarize large amounts of descriptive data in a way that is easy to analyze, and will also practice several data collection techniques that will help their descriptive assessment outcomes inform more than just a hypothesis about function.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Early career behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts with minimal to no competency-based training in FBA or descriptive assessment.

We also welcome those for whom the topic is within their scope of practice, students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us. Note that continuing education credit may not be available for all professionals in the target audience. ABAC will provide a certificate of attendance for those who attend for professional development purposes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After attending Part 1 - "The FBA Interview" participants should be able to:

1. Attendees will identify the critical features of an indirect assessment
2. Attendees will identify how the results of an indirect assessment links to descriptive assessments, functional analyses, and treatment planning.
3. Attendees will identify common errors made during the interview process

After attending Part 2 - "The Descriptive Assessment" participants should be able to:

1. Attendees will identify 7 basic steps in conducting a descriptive assessment
2. Attendees will identify at least 10 ways that the descriptive assessment can be used to inform a subsequent functional analysis or function-based intervention
3. Attendees will identify and evaluate the limits of functional interpretations from descriptive data alone

PRESENTER BIO

Dr. Tara Fahmie is currently the Associate Director of the Severe Behavior Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe Meyer Institute. She previously held an appointment as associate professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She earned her master’s degree from the University of Kansas, under the mentorship of Dr. Gregory Hanley, and her PhD from the University of Florida, under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Iwata. Dr. Fahmie is a BCBA-D and has over 15 years of experience implementing behavior analysis with various populations in clinics, schools, and residential settings. Her main area of expertise is in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior; she has conducted research, authored chapters, and received grants for her work in this area. Her initial interests in the functional analysis of problem behavior and acquisition of social skills in young children led to her emerging passion for research on the prevention of problem behavior.

DISCLOSURE

Dr. Fahmie does not have any financial or non-financial conflicts or arrangements to disclose.

INCLUDED WITH THIS LIVE EVENT

  • Opportunities to interact with the presenter during the Live Event.
  • All ABACLive Events include a reference list which allows attendees to continue their research following the event.
  • Presenters may provide their slides or an abridged version of their slides as a handout at their own discretion.
  • Handouts and additional resources (if applicable) are available for download 24 hours prior to the Live Event start time.
  • Two-week Post-Live Event Access Period: During this time, those that registered for the live event are able to view the recording, access handouts and other resources provided (if applicable) and complete continuing education requirements.

THIS COURSE IS APPROVED FOR THE FOLLOWING CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS for LIVE and RECORDING

  • 0.6 IACET CEUs (Who recognizes the IACET CEU?)
  • 6 BACB CEUs (Learning)
  • 6 QABA Learning Units (LUs)
  • APA, NBCC, AOTA, ASWB credit not offered for this workshop

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Attendance Verification and Passing Score on Post-test (80%) Required to Earn Continuing Education Credit
  • Participants are provided multiple opportunities to pass the post-test and provide attendance verification.
  • For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page.

If the abovementioned continuing education credit requirements are not met, participants will not receive continuing education credit. Partial credit will not be awarded. Refunds and transfers are not granted if requirements are not met. In the event additional support is necessary to achieve the expected outcomes (see below) please reach out to continuinged@abacnj.com to request assistance.

Attendees who meet the continuing education credit requirements must also fill out a confidential evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, the certificate can be found in the "My Certificates" tab in an attendee's abacnj.com personal dashboard.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Certificate of attendance are offered to those who do not need or require continuing education credit. For those attending the live event, selecting "other" as a professional designation will produce a certificate of attendance for professional development or internal organization training purposes.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

After attending PART 1, attendees will select the correct answer on 80% of the questions within 3 attempts of the post-test that assesses the 3 learning objectives for this 4-hour event.

After attending PART 2, attendees will select the correct answer on 80% of the questions within 3 attempts of the post-test that assesses the 3 learning objectives for this 2-hour event.

SCHEDULE

PART 1

4:00 pm: Introduction: Welcome, Requirements to earn continuing education, Presenter Bio
4:05 pm: Webinar begins
5:45 pm: Q&A opportunity
6:00 pm: 15 minute break
6:15 pm: Webinar resumes
8:00 pm: Q&A opportunity
8:15 pm: CE requirements, evaluation, check out, certificate of completion

PART 2

4:00 pm: Introduction: Welcome, Requirements to earn continuing education, Presenter Bio
4:05 pm: Webinar begins
5:45 pm: Q&A opportunity
6:00 pm: CE requirements, evaluation, check out, certificate of completion

Post-tests: Multiple choice questions| Total anticipated time to complete: Approximately 15-20 minutes each| Passing score: 80%

Attendance Verification: Attendance Code Submission Forms | Total anticipated time to complete: 2 minutes each| Passing score: 100%