CEU Event: Reducing Behavior with Reinforcement Oxymorons and Other Jumbo Shrimp

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 1.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.50
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


It's definitional, right? Reinforcement is the process by which behavior is strengthened with contingent consequences. Wait a minute! What about reducing problem behaviors with differential reinforcement of alternative behaviors? Is non-contingent reinforcement even possible? When it comes to applying best training practices, even our most trusted definitions go a little bit sideways when we creatively implement the basic learning principles. In this presentation we will explore the role reinforcement can play in reducing problem behaviors, effectively and humanely.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.

Contact: Rebekah King
 Email: membership@petprofessionalguild.com
 Web: http://petprofessionalguild.com/event-1800332