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.

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

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

Our webinars are available to anyone who is able to access the internet. For those who are vision impaired attendance codes are read aloud and graphs and videos are described verbally. For those who require it, our webinar platform allows for closed-captioning. For more information, contact us at info@abacnj.com.

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 webinar.  ABAC presenters embed codes randomly within their webinar. These are not hidden. The codes are read out loud and left on the screen for about 20s. The codes are not case sensitive. You must write them down or other wise record them as participants must submit the codes via our attendance code submission form following the webinar 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.

Each of these are formatted as online forms and are available after the live event and for the duration of the recording access period.

Cancellation policy-

If you are unable to attend a webinar, please email Adrienne at adrienne@abacnj.com as soon as you can. We will not accept cancellations within 1 hour of the webinar start time.  If your cancellation is received prior to 1 hour before the event, we are happy to move you into another webinar or issue a refund. Please check make sure you know how long the webinar recording is available for. Most events are recorded and access is granted for up to 5 days. We will no longer offer transfers to other classes if you miss the webinar.

In the rare event ABAC must cancel a webinar due to low enrollment or presenter conflict, an email will be sent to all individuals who have already signed up arranging an transfer to another webinar or a refund.

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.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

ABAC webinars are available to anyone who is able to access the internet. For those who are vision impaired, attendance codes are read aloud and graphs and videos are described verbally. For speech impaired, questions are submitted via chat. For those who require it, our webinar platform allows for closed-captioning. For more information, contact us at info@abacnj.com.

Accommodations for All Participants

If you need additional accommodations or if you are new to the webinar platform and would like the opportunity to practice how to login, Adrienne would be happy to work with you. Please email her directly at Adrienne@abacnj.com