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Title: Functional Assessment 108

When: Ongoing

Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:21CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


This course will present, step by step, a systematic and empirically supported method of evaluating problem behaviors in companion animals. There are three stages to managing a behavior change project: functional assessment; behavior change programming; and post-intervention maintenance. This course will explore the first stage. Specifically, it explores the three methods of evaluation that constitute a functional assessment: interviewing the client, quantifying and tracking the behavior of concern and carrying out a functional analysis. It will guide the student in developing a contingency statement for problem behaviors, accurately identifying the antecedents, behaviors and consequences that constitute the problem. The student will learn how to track the level and trend of the frequency, magnitude and/or duration of behaviors quantitatively in order to determine the state of the problem and the effects of the behavior change program. Unlike the 'diagnosis-treatment' approach of (often haphazardly) attempting to classify a behavior, label it and

Sponsor: Companion Animal Sciences Institute

Speaker(s): **James O'Heare

Contact: James O'Heare
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