ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents: E. Scott Geller: Actively Caring for People – 2/13/19

ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents: E. Scott Geller: Actively Caring for People

E. Scott Geller, PhD

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 Special ABACLive Cambridge Center Series price of $50 for 2 Type II CEUs.

Live Recording Information:

  • Date: Wednesday, 2/13/19
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm eastern standard time

Recording Information:

  • This webinar is presented LIVE and will be recorded. All registrants have the opportunity to attend LIVE and/or view the recording during the 5 day limited access period that begins the day after the live webinar.
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Seven evidence-based guidelines for improving the quality and increasing the frequency of actively-caring-for-people (AC4P) behavior will be described and illustrated as relevant for benefiting human welfare and well-being throughout a culture. If practiced extensively, these life lessons would most assuredly improve overall quality of life by supporting diversity and interdependency, fostering civility and win/win collaboration, and increasing the occurrence of prosocial behavior.
The first four life lessons reflect the applied behavioral science principles of positive reinforcement, observational learning, and behavior-based feedforward and feedback. The subsequent three life lessons are derived from humanism, and not typically considered by applied behavior analysts. Techniques for operationalizing these humanistic guidelines will be explained to demonstrate the social validity of integrating select principles from humanism with behaviorism.  The result: humanistic behaviorism—the application of select humanistic fundamentals to make behaviorism more acceptable, effective, and sustainable on a large scale. Our mission: to cultivate and sustain an AC4P culture.

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Explain the critical connection between seven life lessons from psychological science and bringing the best out of yourself and others.
2. Define the advantages of a success-seeking over a failure-avoiding mindset.
3. Distinguish between feedforward and feedback as behavior-improvement techniques.
4. List and demonstrate five levels of interpersonal listening, and explain their relevance to achieving and sustaining an AC4P culture.
5. Increase the perception of empowerment and self-motivation within oneself and others.
6. Define self-transcendence and its connection to actively caring for people and the Actively Caring for People (AC4P) Movement—www.activelycaringpeople.org.
7. Derive some ways to increase occurrences of AC4P behavior.

Continuing Education and Professional Development:

  • Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs LIVE or Recording
  • Psychologists: 2 CEs LIVE or Recording
  • Social Workers/Certified Counselors: 2 CEs live only 
  • Teachers/RBTs/Other professionals: This event may be eligible for continuing education or professional development hours. Speak with a representative at your organization or your supervisor for approval.

For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

E. Scott Geller, Ph.D. is an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. For 50 years, Professor Geller has taught and conducted research as a faculty member and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems at Virginia Tech. He has authored, coauthored, or edited 41 books, 87 book chapters, 38 training manuals, 259 magazine articles, and over 300 research articles addressing the development and evaluation of applied behavioral science interventions to improve quality of life. His most recent 700-page textbook: Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People, defines Dr. Geller’s entire research, teaching, and scholarship career at Virginia Tech, which epitomizes the VT logo: Ut Prosim–“That I May Serve”. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the International Organizational Behavior Management Network (in 2008) and the American Psychological Foundation (in 2009). In 2011, the College of Wooster awarded Dr. Geller the Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane letters. Scott Geller received a prestigious teaching award in 1982 from the American Psychological Association, and since then he has received every university-wide teaching award offered at Virginia Tech. In 2005, he was awarded the statewide Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education, and that year Virginia Tech conferred the title of Alumni Distinguished Professor on him.

Presenter Disclosure Statement

Scott Geller does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM).

6:00 pm: Introduction

6:05 pm: Live webinar begins

7:45 pm: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function

8:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form

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Cancellation, missed webinar, and grievance policy information


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  • Not all webinars offer continuing education credit hours to certain professionals. Check each webinar for more information.
  • No CE credit is provided for the Free ABACLive Cambridge Center Series webinars or for university/college class supplemental material.
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In addition, participants are required to pass a post-test with 80% accuracy.


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Missed Webinar and Grievance Policy

ABAC, Inc, it’s owner, and employees do not receive royalties or non-financial benefits for the sale of any books or products authored by our guest speakers unless Adrienne Fitzer is listed as co-editor or author.

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