Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan
Conference Agenda

Addresses | Posters | Workshops

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Thursday, March 14, 2002

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Corporate Education Center Lobby
Registration (Open all day)

 Keynote Address
9: 00- 9:50 a.m. Auditorium II

Behavior Analysis of Bureaucratic Behavior
Kurt Salzinger (American Psychological Association Executive Director for Science)

10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Room A
A Method to Improve and Maintain Teaching Skills in a School for Children with Autism John W. Esch (Esch Behavior Consultants)

10:30- 10:50 a.m. Room A
Pediatricians' Preferences Regarding Psychostimulant Medication and Behavioral Techniques for Treatment of ADHD Assegedetch
Hailemariam (Eastern Illinois University), Sharon Bradley-Johnson (Central Michigan University), Carl Merle Johnson (Central Michigan University)

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Room B
Panel Discussion: Adaptive Skills Unit (ASDU)
Chair: Lawrence Co,
Panelists: Irene Romans, Susan Groat, Michael McWhirter & Koralynn Wright (Huron Valley Center)

11:00- 11:50 a.m. Room A
The ACE Project: A Multi-University Approach to Training Special Education Teachers to Serve K-12 Students with Autism
Lynne Rocklage (Eastern Michigan University)

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Room B
The DrinkWise Alternative
Teresa Herzog Mourad & Donna Merrifield Dotson (DrinkWise/University of Michigan)

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Room E
Development of an S-S Learning Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Dean Lauterbach, David Richard & Andrew T. Gloster (Eastern Michigan University)

Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Auditorium II
From Somatic-Autonomic Coupling Dynamics in Baboons to Artificially Intelligent Adaptive Instructional Systems: A Personal Odyssey
Roger D. Ray (Rollins College)

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Room A
Meeting: Autism Special Interest Group
Krista M. Kennedy (Behavioral Building Blocks) & Amy Jenkins (Behavioral Building Blocks/Eastern Michigan University)

1:00 - 2:20 p.m. Room B

Symposium: Using Behavior Analysis to Train Professional Psychologists
Chair: Erin Seligson
Performance Management as Used in the Professional Psychology Practicum Rachael Guip, Tracy Nitz & Alicia Wargowsky (Western Michigan University)
Closet Urination Jean Clore (Western Michigan Univ.), George Starrett & James Kaye (K-RESA/Western Michigan University)
Decreasing Problem Behavior With Two Emotionally Impaired Children Heather Cutler, Tawnya Frazier & Tracy Nitz (Western Michigan University)
Extinction of Inappropriate Behaviors With Functional Analysis in Discrete Trial Sessions in a School Koji Takeshima, Amy Hund & Erin Van De Hey (Western Michigan University)
The Effects of Discrete Trial Therapy in a School Setting on a Child Diagnosed With Autism Tami McDowell, James Kaye & Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)

2 :00- 2:50 p.m. Room A
Paper Session: Current Human Operant Research at Western Michigan University
Evaluation of the "Interpolation of Reinforcement Effect" With Preschool Children
Tina M. Sidener, James E. Carr & Caio F. Miguel (Western Michigan University)
Delay Discounting Among College Students Self-Reporting Dysphoria, Impulsivity, or Neither Scott T. Gaynor (Western Michigan University)

2:30 - 2:50 p.m. Room B
When Believing is Seeing: A Look at the Data on Petting and Bradycardia in Dogs
Susan Kapla & Paul Thomas Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Room A
Panel Discussion: Putting Positive Behavioral Support in Perspective: National and State Implications
Chair: James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)
Panelists: James E. Carr (Western Michigan University), Ruth A. Ervin (Western Michigan University) & Steve Goodwin (Ottawa Area Intermediate School District)

3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Room B
Symposium: The Battle Against Procrastination
Chair: Tami L. McDowell (Western Michigan University)
The Good, The Bad, The Procrastinator Tami L. McDowell (Western Michigan University)
Self-Management and the Graduate Record Examination Eric Chubb (Western Michigan University)
Self-Management in Quitting Smoking Jennifer Ramer (Western Michigan University)


Friday, March 15, 2002

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Corporate Education Center Lobby

Registration (Open all day)

9:00- 9:50 a.m. Room A
One-Year Follow-up of Non-Cardiac Chest Pain and Psychiatric Symptoms in Emergency Department Patients: Implications for Intervention Efforts
Michelle Van Etten-Lee, James L. Abelson, Mark Lowell, Joseph Himle, Ellen Koch, Stephen Rassi, Jordana Muroff & Ravinder
Goswami (University of Michigan)

9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Room B   (New Item!)
Individual Monetary Incentives: A Review
Alyce Dickinson (Western Michigan University)

9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Room E
A Reintroduction to Goldiamond's Constructional Approach to Behavioral Problems: What it is and What it is Not Paul Thomas Andronis (Northern Michigan University) (Tentative)

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Room B   (Time Change)
Paper Session: Functional Assessment
Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans in the Schools: Where We're Going Wrong
Kim Killu (University of Michigan-Dearborn)
The Status of Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA): States' Adherence to Standard Practice in FBA Methodology
Kimberly P. Weber (Gonzaga University), Kim Killu (University of Michigan-Dearborn) & Mark Derby (Gonzaga University)

10:00 - 11: 20 a.m. Room A
Symposium: Issues in Treatment of Anxiety Spectrum Disorders
Chair: Andrew Gloster (Eastern Michigan University)
Discussant: David Richard (Eastern Michigan University)
PTSD After Cardiac Events: A Selective Review Alicia Juhl & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Is Written "Emotional Exposure" a Form of Exposure Therapy? Shauncie M. Weber & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan Univ.)
Migraine-Anxiety Treatment: Evidence for the Efficacy of Written Exposure Flora Hoodin, Rebecca Potter & Abigail Bamford (Eastern Michigan University)

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Room E
Self-Management, Sex, and the Truth About Behavior Analysis
Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Room B
On Distinguishing Methodological From Radical Behaviorism
Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Room (New Item!)
Disseminating Research Ethics Across Academic Departments
R. Wayne Fuqua (Western Michigan University)

11:30 - 12:00 a.m. Room A
Vicarious Traumatization: An Analysis Based on an "Evolved Model" of Fear
C. Richard Spates & Justin Teague (Western Michigan University)

Noon - 1 p.m.: Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Room A
Ecological Momentary Assessment Using Handheld/Palmtop Computers
David Richard (Eastern Michigan University)

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Room E
Terrorism and Effects of Media Coverage
C. Richard Spates (Western Michigan University)

1:00 - 2:50 p.m. Room B
Panel Discussion: Incorporating Behavioral Principles Into Higher Education
Chair and Discussant: Jay Moore (University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin)
The Behavior Analysis Training System (BATS) Richard Mallott (Western Michigan University)
Bringing Verbal Responses Under Appropriate Stimulus Control Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
The Rest of the Iceberg: Using a Behavioral Approach to Generate Effective Study Outside of Class Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. Room A
Quick and Dirty (But Empirically-Based) Behavioral Interventions for Persons With Acquired Brain Injury
Maxine Morris, Carrie Gillen, Lisa O'Connor & Joseph Welch (Eisenhower Center, Ann Arbor, MI)

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Room E
Eastern Michigan University Clinical Program Practicum Fair
Chair: Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Room A
Statistical Process Control in Long Term Care
Stephen Enge (Virtual-IT.Net, Portage, MI)

3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Room B
Getting Into Graduate School: Hints and Advice
James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University)



4:00-6:00 p.m. Main Floor

Advanced Behavior Analysis: A Supplement to an Undergraduate Course In the Principles of Behavior Kristin Grumbine, Brandy Beverly & Heather Cutler (Western Michigan University)

Behavior Analysis Training System Website
Jeff Yost, Mick Needham & Erin Niemi (Western Michigan University)

The Behavior Analysis Training System
Heather M. Cutler, Holly Harrison & Richard W.Malott (Western Michigan Univ.)

The Behavioral Research Supervisory System: Helping Graduate Students Avoid Procrastination Erin Seligson, Rebecca Kehe, Amy Hund & Christen Rae (Western Michigan University)

Comparison of Two Functional Contingency Management Interventions
Kai-lyn E. Westcott & Marilyn Bonem (Eastern Michigan University)

Developing a Grade Criterion for Professionalism in a Professional Psychology Practicum
Tracy Leigh Nitz & Edward Daly (Western Michigan University)

Developing an On-Line System Evaluation for a Professional Psychology Practicum
Justin Ely, Tracy Nitz, Tiffani Williams, Alicia Wargowsky & Rachel Guip (Western Michigan Univ.)

Discrimination Time in a Card-Sorting Task as a Function of Condition and Presentation Order
Margaret H.B. Jajich, Danielle DeRosier, Paul Thomas Adronis (Northern Michigan University)

Extinction of Inappropriate Behaviors With Functional Analysis: At Discrete Trial Sessions in a School
Koji Takeshima, Amy Hund & Erin Van De Hey (Western Michigan University)

Four Methods of Achieving Environmental Enrichment With Animals in Captivity
Michelle C. (Kennedy) Peters (Eastern Michigan University)

Get Back to Work! Decreasing Off Task Behavior for an AI Child at School
Amy Hund, Koji Takeshima & Erin Van De Hey (Western Michigan University)

Getting College Students BACC on Track
Rachel Skinner & Brandy Goodwin (Western Michigan University)

Implementing Computer-Based Training in a College Course In Behavior Analysis Moira McGlynn, Jason Otto & Mitch Frylin (Western Michigan University)

Improving an Undergraduate Course in Teaching the "Survey of Applied Behavior Analysis Research"
Andreja Bratinscak, Ann Chitren & Deborah J. Curtis (Western Michigan University)

Increasing the Organizational Effectiveness of Training Manuals for a Practicum in Professional Psychology
Alicia Wargowsky, Tracy Nitz, Rachael Guip, Tiffany Williams & Justin Ely (Western Michigan University)

Instructional Control of Equivalence Relations in a Card-Sorting Task Margaret H.B. Jajich & Paul Thomas Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

Kicking the Habit -- Self-Management and Smoking
Jennifer L. Ramer, Tami L. McDowell & Eric Chubb (Western Michigan University)

Michigan Educational Assessment Program and Curriculum- Based Measurement: Comparing Reading Performance Dawn Van Dyke, Irene L. Middleton (Grand Valley State Univ.)

Planned Escape -- Its Contribution to One-Session Exposure Treatment for Fear C. Richard Spates (Western Michigan University), Ellen Koch (University of Michigan), Brian Crowley-Koch (Western Michigan University) & Anna Magner (Western Michigan University)

Psychology 460 Honors: The Behavioral Systems Analysis Project Terresa A. Kenney, Emily Helt & Karly Walkenhorst (Western Michigan University)

Reducing Electrical Energy Waste on a University Campus Shannon M. Brandt & Carl Merle Johnson (Central Michigan University)

Self-Management and the Graduate Record Examination Eric Chubb, Tami McDowell & Jennifer Ramer (Western Michigan University)

Self-Management Versus Procrastination: The Battle of the Century Holly Harrison (Western Michigan University)

Teaching College Students Behavior Analysis: The Behavioral Systems Analysis Project Terresa A. Kenney, Emily Helt & Karly Walkenhorst (Western Michigan University)

Training at Croyden Avenue School. Erin Van De Hey, Jason D. Burke (Western Michigan University)

Training Children with Autism with the Discrimination Procedure Using the Fading Procedure of Early-Progressive Training. Yukiki Washio (Western Michigan University)

Training Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologists at Western Michigan University Rachael Guip, Tracy Nitz, Tiffani Williams, Alicia Wargowsky & Justin Ely (Western Michigan University)

Using Behavior Analysis in College Teaching   Jean Clore (Western Michigan University)

Using Potential for Improving Performance (PIP) to Increase the Efficiency of a Professional Psychology Practicum Tiffani Williams, Tracy Nitz, Rachael Guip, Alicia Wargowsky & Justin Ely (Western Michigan University)

The Use of Self-Management Strategies to Decrease Procrastination in Undergraduate Students Tami McDowell, Eric Chubb & Jennifer Ramer (Western Michigan University)

Vicarious Traumatization: Effects on students from Eastern Europe While in Attendance at a Malaysian University C. Richard Spates, Nishi Samasaweera, and Melanie Peppler (Western Michigan University)



Workshop #1 Thursday 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. Auditorium II
Behavioral Foundations for Increasing Effectiveness of Text and Video as Teaching Supplements: Adaptive Instruction via the Internet
Roger D. Ray, Ph.D. (Rollins College)

This workshop is for teachers interested in learning how behavioral analytic principles have been integrated into adaptive digital and Internet technologies to assess and address individual student needs in Introductory Psychology. Using audience participation, multimedia, and guided viewing of digital video techniques for presentation of its initial content, the workshop will illustrate by example what it intends to teach participants regarding both behavioral and electronic technologies relevant to effective instruction. Both classroom techniques and Internet-based artificially intelligent adaptive instructional tools for shaping student comprehension skills while also teaching content will be demonstrated. The workshop will also review the use of such simulated experimental laboratory tools as CyberRat for teaching students skills in behavioral observation and analysis while offering on-line course administration and monitoring. Cost: $25 per person

Workshop #2 Thursday 2:00 - 3:50 p.m. Auditorium II
Applied Behavior Analysis in the Classroom: Basic Learning Theory and Practices for Teachers and Paraprofessionals
Krista M. Kennedy, M.S., LLP (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC)

This two-hour workshop is designed to show teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school personnel the steps in identifying possible functions of child behavior problems often seen in the specialeducation and general education classroom. This workshop will give a brief overview of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific steps in analyzing behavior and designing a plan for intervention. The presenters will also review common techniques currently used in classroom settings to eliminate behavior and discuss the pros and cons of these different procedures. Cost: $30 per person, includes a training manual.

Workshop #3 Friday 9:00 -11:50 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:50 Auditorium II
Basic Applied Behavior Analysis in the Treatment of Autism
Ronald B. Leaf, Ph.D. (Executive Director, Behavior Therapy and Learning Center)

There is a great deal of misinformation and confusion regarding issues such as etiology, prognosis, and treatment options. Current treatment practices have their foundation in extensive applied research. A knowledge of the early research is important for understanding and developing treatment plans. Behavioral treatment is often viewed as cold, mechanistic, and punitive. This conception is based upon pioneering work that occurred over 30 years ago. Behavioral treatment has evolved into a positive and natural approach. Discrete trail teaching is a specific method used to maximize learning. It is a teaching process used to develop most skills, including cognitive, communication, play, social, and self-help skills. There is tremendous misinformation and misconceptions regarding DTT/ABA.

The objectives of this workshop are to enhance a clearer and more accurate understanding of Autism, to facilitate an understanding of the foundations of treatment and its evolution, and to facilitate understanding of effective treatment procedures.

Ron Leaf, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has over 25 years of experience in the field of Autism. Dr. Leaf began his career working with Ivar Lovaas while receiving his undergraduate degree at UCLA. Subsequently, he received his doctorate under the direction of Dr. Lovaas. During his years at UCLA he served as Clinic Supervisor, Research Psychologist, Interim Director of the Autism Project, and Lecturer. He was extensively involved in several research investigations, contributed to the Me Book and is a co-author of the Me Book Videotapes. Dr. Leaf has consulted to families, schools, day programs, and residential facilities on a national and international basis. Dr. Leaf is a Co-Director of Autism Partnership. Ron is the co-author of A Work in Progress, a recently published book on behavioral treatment. Cost: $60 per person

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