Mar 8, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Lenny Caltabiano, Psy.D., NCSP
Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Teachers, BCBAs, Speech Pathologists, BCaBAs, LMHCs, Psychologist – Licensed, Psychologists – School, School Leaders, Social Workers
Parent training/counseling is a common service available for parents of children with special needs. There is a long history of behavior-based parent training models. In more recent years, the cognitive model of parent training and counseling have also been put forth and are gaining positive momentum. This workshop will provide a model of parent training that combines the core principles of applied behavior analysis and cognitive-behavior therapy.
·The Behavior Based Parent Training Model
This portion will present a behavior-based model of parent training and review the core elements of positive behavior supports including the importance of understanding the primary functions of behavior and the four-term contingency of behavior development. Participants will be instructed in how to apply these models within the context of parent training. Different strategies to better ensure parent follow through will also be reviewed.
·Cognitive Based Approaches to Parent Training
The basic premise of cognitive-based approaches will be reviewed, including unhelpful parent thought attributions and how to effectively dispute and restructure negative thoughts they express. Scenarios and how the cognitive-model of parent training would address each will be provided. Thought interruption and redirection strategies will be reviewed and how to assist parents in developing a more optimistic thought process to the challenges they face.