CEU Event: Strategies in Constructional Behavior Engineering - 180

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 2.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 8.00
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 some of the foundational strategies and underlying principles used in constructing contingency management plans. After introducing the topic, the contingency management plan as functional analysis test and as a systematic scientific process is discussed, followed by coverage of contstructional versus eliminative strategies and errorless versus trial-and-error strategies. Characteristics of and effective contingency management plan are presented, followed by coverage of the behavior replacement model of behavior engineering. Terminology: contingency management plan/behavior engineering plan/behavior change plan Contingency management plan as test of contingency analysis Contingency management plan as comprehensive and systematic, yet practical, scientific process The constructional approach (as opposed to the eliminative approach) Graded and errorless approach (as opposed to trial-and-error, sing-or-swim approach) Characteristics of effective contingency management plan The behavior replacement strategy Minimally aversive intervention strategies

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

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