CEU Event: Functional Diagnostics - 173

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 3 *CBCC-KA: 12
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 3.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 12.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


This course introduces the student to a functional diagnostic system that once, confirmed, identifies the specific kind of reinforcer and the manner in which is occurs. This is completely different from topographical or categorical diagnostic systems utilized in medical model approaches. Ten course explores both access and escape functions and whether the reinforcer is contacted directly or vie social mediation, as well as the specific kind of reinforcer along with case specifics. Making a functional diagnosis during the functional behavioral assessment process ensures that the problematic contingencies are fully described and it provides a concise manner in which to verbalize about such cases. Functional vs. topographic or categorical diagnoses The quadrants of functional diagnosis Differential functional diagnosis algorithm Access vs. escape function Direct vs. socially mediated reinforcement Direct access: immediate sensory stimuli Direct access: tangible reinforcers Socially mediated access: human attention Socially mediated access: conspecific attention Socially mediated access: tangible reinforcers Direct escape: aversive social situation Direct escape: task challenge (duration) Direct escape: task challenge (difficulty) Direct escape: aversive physical stimulation Socially mediated escape: aversive social stimuli Socially mediated escape: task challenge (duration) Socially mediated escape: task challenge (difficulty) Socially mediated escape: aversive physical stimulation Multifunctional behavior

Sponsor:Companion Animal Sciences Institute
Speaker(s):**James O’Heare

Contact: James O’Heare
 Web: http://www.CASInstitute.com/