CEU Event: What Not to Pair: Changing the Value of Reinforcers & Punishers

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


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


Consequences drive behavior. Therefore, a deep understanding of the mutability of both reinforcers and punishers is essential for skillful training. What we consider an obvious positive reinforcer can actually transform, quite quickly, into a punisher through unintended learning. So we must avoid accidentally “poisoning” positive reinforcers, the foundation of humane behavioral interventions. Similarly, preserving the clear meaning of punishers is also necessary for our learners’ welfare. After this webinar, you will notice many examples in everyday situations of these accidental side-effects of training and will have alternative strategies to prevent them.

Speaker(s):Kathy Sdao

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