Compassionate Practices in ABA Autism Services – 4/9/19

Compassionate Practices in ABA Autism Services

Dr. Travis Thompson

Following the groundbreaking webinar titled “Training and treating wholeheartedly: Identifying a role for compassion practices in the profession of behavior analysis” presented by Dr. Bridget Taylor, we partnered with the esteemed Dr. Travis Thompson to continue our exploration into compassion with this two-hour webinar developed specifically for ABAC.

Live Event Information:

  • Date: Thursday, 4/9/19
  • Time: 10:00am-12:00pm 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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Abstract:

Following the groundbreaking webinar titled “Training and treating wholeheartedly: Identifying a role for compassion practices in the
profession of behavior analysis” presented by Dr. Bridget Taylor, we partnered with the esteemed Dr. Travis Thompson to continue our exploration into compassion with this two-hour webinar developed specifically for ABAC.

Compassion is an important aspect of behavior analytic services, especially in working with clients with developmental disabilities.  In this webinar, Dr. Thompson, who had devoted much of his career to developing compassion care approach to people with challenging behavior problems explores elements of Compassionate Care and illustrates such services by discussing a series of cases, children to young adults, all of whom have extreme aggression and/or self injurious behavior.  In some cases, it is difficult for caregivers to empathize and develop compassionate relation with clients and their families. In all cases, behavior analytic interventions based on Positive Behavior Support models were provided with positive outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

After viewing this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • List the elements of compassionate care
  • Compare and contrast definitions of sympathy, empathy, and compassion
  • Discuss two client cases presented and describe how compassionate care practices impacted service deliver
  • Identify critical moments when compassionate care practices should be used during behavior analyst service delivery

Continuing Education:

  • Behavior Analysts: 2 type II CEs 
  • Psychologists: N/A
  • Social Workers and Certified Counselors: N/A
  • Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.

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10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Live webinar begins
11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form

Dr.​ ​Travis​ ​Thompson​ ​completed​ ​a​ ​doctorate​ ​in​ ​psychology​ ​with​ ​subspecialties​ ​in​ ​behavior analysis,​ ​neuroscience,​ ​child​ ​psychology​ ​and​ ​developmental​ disabilities.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​worked​ ​in medical​ ​settings​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​psychology​ ​departments​ ​and​ ​behavior​ ​analysis​ ​clinics​ ​most​ ​of his​ ​career​ ​(at​ ​Univ​ ​of​ ​Minnesota,​ Vanderbilt​ ​Univ.​ ​and​ ​Univ​ ​of​ ​Kansas​ ​Medical​ ​Center).​ ​ ​As a​ ​doctoral​ ​student,​ ​he​ ​completed​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​first​ ​year​ ​of​ ​medical​ ​school​ ​course​ ​work​ ​and later​ directed​ ​a​ ​psychopharmacology​ ​training​ ​program​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Univ​ ​of​ ​Minnesota.​ ​ ​He co-directed​ ​a​ ​major​ ​multiple​ ​disability​ ​research​ ​program​ ​at​ ​Vanderbilt​ University​ ​dealing with​ ​genetic​ ​contributions​ ​to​ ​disabilities.​ ​ ​He​ ​worked​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Pediatric​ ​Clinical Neuroscience​ ​Autism​ ​Clinic​ ​at​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Minnesota​ ​and​ directed​ ​a​ ​private community​ ​based​ ​early​ ​behavioral​ ​intervention​ ​program​ ​in​ ​Minneapolis,​ ​MN.​ ​ ​His expertise​ ​includes​ ​working​ ​with​ ​complex​ ​cases​ ​of​ ​multiply​​caused​ ​severe​ ​behavior challenges​ ​in​ ​autism​ ​and​ ​other​ ​developmental​ ​disabilities.​ ​ ​He​ ​is​ ​a​ ​licensed​ ​psychologist​ ​in Minnesota.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

Dr.​ ​Thompson​ ​is​ ​author,​ ​co-author​ ​and/or​ ​editor​ ​of​ ​books​ that are ​mentioned​ ​during​ some of his ​presentations for ABAC.​ ​He​ ​receives​ ​royalties​ ​from​ ​the​ ​sale​ ​of​ ​the​ ​books.​ ​He​ ​also​ ​receives​ ​speaker fees​ ​for​ ​presenting​ ​for​ ​ABAC.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation, missed webinar, and grievance policy information

Before continuing make please note:
  • 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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Attendance Codes:

Participants are required to attend the entire workshop.  ABAC presenters embed codes randomly within their workshops that participants need to send to us following the workshops to ensure attendance.

Assessment:

In addition, participants are required to pass a post-test with 80% accuracy.

Other:

The moderator will present a visual model of how to access the post-test, evaluation, and code-submission form at the end of the webinar.

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