BAAM Convention Agenda

Thursday March 15, 2001

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

9 - 9:50 a.m.
Auditorium I

Keynote Address: Behavioral Pharmacology of Substance Abuse: Recent Findings and Their Implications for Basic and Applied Behavior Analysis
James H. Woods (University of Michigan)

10 - 11:50 a.m. Room A
Paper Session: Examining the Validity of Functional Analysis Technology
Chair: Marilyn Bonem (Eastern Michigan University)
Comparing The Effects of Functional and Arbitrary Noncontingent Reinforcement : Implications for the Role of Establishing Operations in the Reduction of Behavior Amy Cordaro & Marilyn Bonem (Eastern Michigan University)
Title To Be Announced Imogene Standke & Marilyn Bonem (Eastern Michigan University)

10 - 10:50 a.m. Room E
Drinkwise: Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems Teresa Herzog-Mourad (Drinkwise/University of Michigan Health System

11 - 11:50 a.m. Room E
Conducting Court Evaluations with the Developmentally Disabled Walter R. Drwal (Capella University)

12 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch - On your own

1 - 2: 50 p. m. Room D
Symposium: Issues in Training Parents
Chair: Melissa Trent
Discussant: Ruth Anan (Beaumont Hospital, Detroit, MI)
Parent Training: Treatment Acceptability, Satisfaction, and Adherence
Jamie Gaal, Tina Wheeler & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Training Parents to be Co-Therapists of Their Autistic Children Carla & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Help Your (Autistic) Child Sleep: Defining the Problem and Choosing the Best Intervention Kim Renner & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Parent Training for a 7-Year-Old Child with Severe Cerebral Palsy Tina Wheeler (Eastern Michigan University) and Terry Bradford (Behavior Therapy Services)

1 - 1:50 p. m. Room E
Invited Address: False Remembering from a Behavioral Perspective Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)

2 - 3:50 p. m. Room E
Applied Animal Behavior: A Case Study from Clinical Practice James F. Lessenberry (Animal Behavior Institute, Royal Oak, MI)

3 - 3:50 p. m. Room D
Behavioral Techniques in the Treatment of Selective Mutism: A Case Study Ruth Anan (Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI)

Friday March 16, 2001

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

9 - 9:50 a.m. Auditorium II
Special Meeting: Practicum Fair and Coffee Hour - Hosted by EMU Clinical Behavioral Program Faculty

9 - 9:50 a.m. Room A
A Behavioral Systems Analysis of Textbook Quality Improvement Beth Trojan Suarez (Western Michigan University)

9 - 9:50 a.m. Room D
Meeting: Michigan FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment Nicole Putzke, President, Caroline Ethington, Secretary, Jamie Gaal, Board Member.

9 - 9:50 a.m. Room E
Autism Special Interest Group: Organizational Meeting Krista M. Kennedy (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC) & Amy Jenkins (Eastern Michigan University)

10 - 10:50 a.m. Auditorium II
Keynote Address II: Disseminating Applied Behavior Analysis for Young Children with Autism: Recognizing Red Flags and Preventing Organized Efforts to Discredit
Stephen C. Luce (Executive Director, Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, University of Chicago)

11 -11:50 a.m. Auditorium II
Invited Address: Contingency Adduction: Some Practical Implications Paul Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

11 - 11:50 a.m. Room A
Response-Card Instruction and Student Learning in a College Classroom James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)

11 - 11:50 a.m. Room D
School-Wide Support : Addressing Academic and Behavioral Needs Through a Systems Approach. Steven Goodman (Ottawa Area Intermediate School District), Elizabeth Schaughency (Grand Valley State University), Amy Matthews (Grand Valley State University), & Ruth Ervin (Western Michigan University)

11 - 11:50 a.m. Room E
Symposium: Behavior Analysis as a World View I
Chair: Holly Harrison (Western Michigan University)
Autism Carmen Jonaitis (Croyden Avenue School, Kalamazoo, Michigan), Sebastien Bosch, Rachel Terpsma (Western Michigan University), Jami L. Young, Karol Peterson (Croyden Avenue School), & Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)
College Teaching: The Behavior Analysis Training System Daniel Knittel, Holly Harrison, Jason T. Otto, Sebastien Bosch, & Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan U.) Safety Jason T. Otto & Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

12 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch - On your own.

1 - 1:50 p.m. Room A
The Reductive Effects of Noncontingent Reinforcement: Fixed- vs. Variable-Time Schedules James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)

1 - 1:50 p. m. Room D
Paper session: Anxiety: Divergent Topographies, Convergent Functions
Chair: Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Diabetes: Hypoglycemia Fear Carrie Willson & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Hypoglycemia: Discrimination Training in Self-Regulation of Blood Glucose Levels Sarah Younglove & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Case Study: Successful Treatment of Uncontrollable Laughter As An Anxiety Response Heather Thomson, Rosalyn Barclay, & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Case Study: Anxiety Treatment In An Asthma Patient Sarah Younglove & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

1 - 1:50 p. m. Room E
Behavior Management with Traumatic Brain Injury in Community Residential Rehabilitation: A "Level-Point System" Stanley Szczotka (Rainbow Rehabilitation Center/Oakland University)

1 - 1:50 p. m. Room E
Invited Address: Some Thoughts on the Relation Between Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Neuroscience Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

2 - 2:50 p. m. Room A
Invited Panel Discussion: Learned Establishing Operations, Pro and Con.
Chair: Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)
Discussant: James Todd
Panelists: Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) & Jack Michael

2 - 2:50 p. m. Room D
Paper Session: Headache: Tailoring Self-Management Approaches
Multiple-Baseline Across Behaviors: Successful Reduction Of Migraine By Behavioral Self-Management
Abigail Bamford & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
A Critical Review of Adherence Issues in Behavioral Self-Management Of Chronic Medical Conditions
Janet Pietrowski & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Treatment Approaches For Pain Anxiety: A Review Of The Literature Abigail Bamford & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Early Or Late? Effects Of Systematic Desensitization On Pain Anxious Migraineurs Scott Smith & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Pain Anxiety: Implications Of Theoretical Issues For Tailoring Interventions Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

3 - 3:50 Room A
Using "Smart Concepts" to Establish Discriminative Stimulus Control Kevin Munson (Knowledge Mechanics, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

3 - 3:50 p.m. Room D
Symposium: Behavior Analysis as a World View II
Chair: Holly Harrison (Western Michigan University)
Morality Moira McGlynn, Jason T. Otto, & Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)
Sexuality Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

3 - 3:50 p.m. Room E
Special Session: How to Get Into Graduate School James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University)

Posters 4 - 6 p.m. Friday Atrium

Minimal Contact Behavioral Intervention for Smoking Cessation at a University Sorority Amanda Luciow & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

Assessment of the Effect of Signage on Public Perception of Environmental Enrichment Michelle Kennedy (Eastern Michigan University)

Neuropsychometric Screening for Complications to Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Trauma Related Dissociative Disorders Paul C. Smith (Forest View Psychiatric Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI)

Change in Heart Rate as a Classically Conditioned Response to an Olfactory Cue in Dogs Sue Kapla & Paul Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

Using "Intraverbals" to Assess Learning: An Introduction to the Word Associate Test
Daniel J. Moran (Valparaiso University) & William S. Verplanck (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)

A Behavioral Systems Approach to the Revision Process of a Chapter on Moral and Legal Control in a College Textbook Moira Patrice McGlynn, Elizabeth Trojan Suarez, Richard W. Malott, Jason Otto (Western Michigan University)

Free-Operant Stimulus Equivalence in a Card-Sorting Task, II Margaret Jajich, Heidi Kroupa, William Priniski, & Paul Thomas Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

Data Evaluation System: Psychology 360, Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis. Zuie Zuie NG (Western Michigan University)

The Discriminative Stimulus Effects Of Naltrexone In Acutely Morphine Dependent Rats: Establishing Stimulus Control of Behavior By Taste Aversion Learning Matthew L. Cole & Alice M. Young (Wayne State University)

The Use of Discrete Trial Training in Teaching Relaxation to an Individual with Autism Jamie E. Gaal (Eastern Michigan University)

Insight as a Predictor of Outcome in Behavioral Group Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Joseph Himle, Amy Janeck, Daniel Fischer, Michelle Van Etten Lee (University Of Michigan)

Group Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Tics As a Predictor of Response Daniel Fischer, Joseph A. Himle, Michelle Van Etten Lee, Amy Janeck & Gregory Hanna, (University Of Michigan Medical Center)

Comparing Social Phobia Subtypes in a Clinical Sample Michelle Van Etten Lee, Joseph A. Himle, Ph.D., Daniel Fischer, Amy Janeck,, George Curtis (University Of Michigan Medical Center)

The Effects of Changing Criterion and Positive Reinforcements During Toilet Training of a Preschool Child with Multiple Impairments Jennifer Werner (Oakland University)

A Viennese Model for the Promotion of Autistic Children, Youngsters And Adults E. Muchitsch, J. Hirschmann J. (Autismus, Vienna, Austria), Schauenstein S. (Eggersdorf bei Graz, Austria)

Music Concept Learning in Rats Douglas A. Johnson (Central Michigan University)

Training a Parent to Eliminate the Obsessive Attachment to an Eating Utensil by a Young Child Melissa D. Trent (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC) & Krista M. Kennedy (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC)

Western Michigan University Group Poster Session: The Behavior Analysis Training System, The Application of Behavior Systems Analysis to Teaching Behavior Analysis

Chair: Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

The Behavioral Research Supervisory System: Help Graduate Students Avoid Procrastination Amy E. Hund, Ted Jay, & Michelle Seymour

Self-Management Versus Procrastination: The Battle Of The Century

Erin Van De Hey, Rachel Skinner, Holly Harrison

Advanced Behavior Analysis: A Supplement to an Undergraduate Course in the Principles of Behavior Heather Slager, Katie Kruse, & Rachel Terpsma.

The Behavior Analysis Training System Holly Harrison, Jason Otto, & Richard W. Malott

Behavioral Academic and Career Counseling: Using Performance Management to Help College Students Achieve Their Goals Jean Clore, Justin Teague, David Bradshaw, & Julie Tatar

Working with Developmentally Disabled Students, a Behavioral Approach Jennifer Groom

Teaching College Students Behavior Analysis: The Behavioral Systems Analysis Project Karly N. Walkenhorst, Becky Kehe, & Andrew Maus

The Teaching System Of Behavior Analysis At Western Michigan University Kip Denhartigh, Yukiko Washio, & Clare M. Mathes

The Behavior Analysis Training System and the Elementary Principles of Behavior Websites at WMU Koji Takeshima, Amanda Edmiston, & Ed Blackman Jr.

A Description of a Treatment Package For An Emotionally Impaired Adolescent Tawnya Fraizer & James H. Kaye, Ph.D. (Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency)

Training Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologists at Western Michigan University Tracy Nitz, Tiffani Williams, & Tawnya Fraizer


Auditorium I: Thursday 10 - 12 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.

Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training, and Autism (Cost $35)

Presenters: Sebastien Bosch, Anne Cummings, Ivy Chong, & Caio Miguel (Western Michigan University)

This workshop will focus on the principles of applied behavior analysis, especially as they pertain to language training. Participants will gain an understanding of applied behavior analysis and how it is used with children diagnosed with autism. Participants will learn the basics of discrete trial training, particularly with basic verbal operants. This will be accomplished through lecture, video training, written exercises, role-playing and direct feedback. This workshop is aimed at parents, caregivers and professionals working with children diagnosed with autism. It serves as an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis, discrete trial training and the Verbal Behavior therapy. The content of the workshop will be as follows : (1) Basic behavioral principles and techniques - (e.g., reinforcement, discrimination, prompting, fading, etc.) (2) Discrete trial training : what it is and how to do it.; (3) Fundamental Verbal Operants (e.g., mands, tacts, echoics, intraverbals ) and other issues related to language training; (4) The basics of curriculum design.

1 - 4 p.m. Room A

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT©: Individual and group performance at school and at work; Individual and group performance in sports. J. Silva (Maximum Performance Management, Inc./Rosenbaum and Associates/University of Michigan)

To succeed is to savor rewards. Success (and/or happiness) is not an individual experience. It is a social experience; it is the outcome of teamwork. The one who takes all the credit and keeps all the rewards will benefit little and savor nothing. When you play for the "team," or the "family," or the "school" your rewards multiply. When you work or play for yourself the game will end prematurely. As individuals, and as groups, we need more than technical knowledge, academic skills, experience and physical performance to succeed. We require continuous learning, rehearsing, applying and later replicating our successes by teaching others those skills that improve our mental and physical performances. Furthermore, this process must include full cycle rehearsals (FCRs), changing criteria practices, implementation, celebration, and replication through teaching. This workshop will review the relationships among individuals, families, professional, school, work, recreation or professional sports. Whether you help children or adults, or you are interested in helping yourself, you will have a chance to learn factors that are essential to living. You will also understand how noncontingent rewards promote idiosyncratic living and self-destructive behaviors. Materials provided.

Auditorium II: Friday 1 - 4 p.m.

Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (Cost $30)

Presenters: Gina E. Truesdell-Todd (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC/University of Kansas) & Krista M. Kennedy (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC)

This workshop provides an overview of behaviorally based effective toilet-training programs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Aimed at parents as well as professions who must deal with children that have not responded successfully to traditional methods of toilet training, or show inappropriate elimination patterns. Participants will learn how to measure, implement, and assess the effectiveness of basic behavioral methods for reducing toileting problems. Participants need no prior knowledge or formal training in applied behavior analysis. The presenters will discuss representative cases and their outcomes, and can give advice to participants about approaches to their own cases. Materials provided.