Course Description

Instructors: Anna Linnehan, Asim Javed, Sheila Klick, and Ashley Creem
BACB CEUs: 1.0 (Ethics)

Given the recent call to foster compassionate care (Taylor, et al., 2018 ) and equity in the therapeutic relationship, the field of behavior analysis has reached a critical point of shifting toward an emphasis on collaboration between the practitioner and the client. Under these conditions, it is imperative to consider the many questions that arise related to the role of assent within the therapeutic relationship. As behavior analysts, we can look within our own science to build a framework for establishing equity; balancing essential rights between choice and habilitation (Bannerman, et al., 1990), establishing an individual’s rights to effective treatment (Van Houten, et al., 1988) and analysis of programs to reduce coercion (Goldiamond, 1976). Within this framework, we will discuss how to increase choice alternatives for reinforcement (degrees of freedom) and ultimately, optimize happiness for practitioners and clients.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new repertoires (cusps) to improve quality of life for Autistics.
  • Analyze their treatment programs and promote choice and equity.
  • Be better equipped to analyze assent.

Price: $24.95 (+HST)

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The Role of Assent in Behavior Analytic Practice
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