Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan Conference Agenda

Thursday, March 20, 2003

8-9 a.m.  Corporate Education Center Lobby

Registration (Open all day)

9-9:50 a.m.   Auditorium I

Keynote Address:  Refutation of the Interpretation of Routine Child Behavior Problems as Psychopathology:  A Massive Opportunity for Behavior Analysis

Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP (Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home)                

10-10:50 a.m.   Auditorium I

The Multiple Control of Verbal Behavior   Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)

10-11:20 a.m.  Room A

Symposium:  Current WMU Research on the Treatment of Autism

Chair:  James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)

An Experimental Evaluation of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)   Anne R. Cummings, James E. Carr and Linda A. LeBlanc (Western Michigan University)

An Evaluation of Strategies to Maintain Manding at Practical Levels   Tina M. Sidener, James E. Carr, Daniel B. Shebani and Jonathon P. Roland (Western Michigan University)

Assessing Task Interspersal Methods with Children Diagnosed with Austism:  Systematic and Direct Replications   Ivy M. Chong, James E. Carr, Becky Nastally and Daniel B. Shabani (Western Michigan University)

10-11:20 a.m.  Room E

Symposium:  Using Behavior Analysis to Train Professional Psychologists

Chair:  Rhiannon Fante (Western Michigan University)

Training Professional Psychology Students at Western Michigan University

Rachael Sautter, Tracy Brandenburg, Rhiannon Fante (Western Michigan University), James Kaye (Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency) and Richard Malott  (Western Michigan University)

The Use of Attention as a Reinforcer to Increase the Amount of Time in Class   Brandy Goodwin (Western Michigan University), James Kaye (Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency) and Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)

Behavioral Treatment of Emotionally Impaired Adolescents   Moira P. McGlynn (Western Michigan University), Paul Knight (Valley Center Public School), Dr. James Kaye (Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency) and Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)

Using Prompts to Increase Appropriate Play with Preschoolers Labeled Autistic   Erin Seligson (Western Michigan University), James Kaye (Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency) and Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)

11 – 11:50 a.m.  Auditorium I

Developmental Disability and Legally Incapacitated Individual Guardianships  Walter R. Drwal (Capella University, Genessee CMH) and Britt Wagner (Genesee CMH)

11-11:50 a.m.  Room B

Symposium:  Take the Challenge:  Self-Management

Chair:  Tami L. McDowell

A Summary of Survey and Project Results   Jennifer L. Ramer, Tami L. McDowell and Katherine Kennedy (Western Michigan University)

The Use of Self-Management to Help Prepare for Class   Alicia Wargowsky (Western Michigan University)

The Use of Self-Management to Increase Leisure Reading   Tracy Brandenburg (Western Michigan University)

Using Self-Management to Increase Weight-Lifting   Mitch Fryling (Western Michigan University)

11:30 – 11:50 a.m.  Room A

Interbehavioral Theory:  A Study and Review of Its Application in Psychology   Jennifer C. Wasson (Eastern Michigan University)

11:30  – 11:50 a.m. Room E

A Behavioral Model for Assessment and Management of Dehydration in Older Adults   Leilani F. DiLiberto, Linda A. LeBlanc, James E. Carr (Western Michigan University) 

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

1-1:50 p.m.  Room B

Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPS):  States' Adherence to Standard Practice   Kim Killu (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Kimberly P. Weber (Gonzaga University), K. Mark Derby (Gonzaga University) and Anjali Barretto (Gonzaga University)

1-2:20 p.m.   Room E (Rescheduled from 9am Thursday)

Meeting:  Autism Special Interest Group (ASIG)  Topics include a discussion of CEU requirements for psychologists. 

Chair:  Krista M. Kennedy (Behavioral Building Blocks, P.C.)

2-2:50 p.m.  Room B

Early Locomotor Intervention with Infants with Down Syndrome:  Theory and Research     Driving New Clinical Practices  Dale Ulrich (University of Michigan)

2:30-3:50  Room E (NEW)

Symposium--Autism: Public school-university alliance

Chair - Carol Peterson (Croyden Avenue School)

Alan: A Case Study in Autism Intervention  Richard W. Malott, Tami McDowell, and Eric Chubb (Western

Western Michigan University Autism Practicum  Tami McDowell, Casey Ludwick, and Koji Takeshima (Western Michigan University)

Partnership Outcomes at Croyden Avenue School Carmen Jonaitis, Roxanne Damerow, Karol Peterson, Steve Ragotzy (Croyden Avenue School)

3-4:20 p.m.  Room B

Symposium:  Current Treatment Research at Western Michigan University:  Habit Reversal, Intraverbal Training and Response-Card Instruction

Chair:  James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)

Functional Analysis and Behavioral Treatment of Tourette Syndrome   Tina M. Sidener, James E. Carr, David W. Sidener and Anne R. Cummings (Western Michigan University

The Effects of Multiple-Tact and Receptive-Discrimination Training on the Acquisition of Intraverbals   Caio F. Miguel, Anna I. Petursdottir  and James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)

An Evaluation of Response Cards as an Adjunct to Standard Instruction in University Classrooms   Daniel B. Shabani and James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)

4-4:50 p.m. Room E

Symposium: Continuous Quality Improvement of a Behavior Analysis Seminar

Chair: Jason T. Otto (Western Michigan University)

Computer-based-training Development and Evaluation.

Jason T. Otto (Western Michigan University),  Melinda Sota (Western Michigan University), and Erin May (Western Michigan University)

A Self-evaluation Checklist for Seminar Teachers.

Chiew Fei Tan (Western Michigan University). Ann L. Carney (Western Michigan University) and Jason T. Otto (Western Michigan University)

Analysis and Instruction for Common Confusions of Basic Contingencies. Nathalie Witt (Western Michigan University), Lesley Frakes (Western Michigan University),  and Jason T. Otto (Western Michigan University)

Friday, March 21, 2003

8-9 a.m.  Corporate Education Center Lobby

Registration (Open all day)

9-10:20 a.m.  Room B

PsychSystems:  A New Model for Providing Psychological Services in a Competitive Environment   Gary Carone and Dana Toth (PsychSystems, P.C.)

9-9:50 a.m.  Room E

Behavior Analysis as a World View II:  Examples--Higher Education and Organizational Psychology   Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

OBM Needs More Jewish Mothers   Richard W. Malott

Higher Education:  Behavior Analysis Can Broker a Lasting Peace in the War Between Teachers and Students   Richard W. Malott

10-11:20 a.m.  Room E

Symposium:  Effects of Written Exposure and Social Contingencies on

Emotional Disclosure in Bone Marrow Transplant Survivors

Chair and Discussant:  Michelle Byrd (Eastern Michigan Univeristy)

The EMU Behavioral Medicine Research Team, under the direction of Flora Hoodin: 

Social Contingencies and Emotional Disclosure  Neo Vannest, Teresa Lynch, Shauncie Weber, Radhika Sehgal, Russell Sprinkle, Carole Porcari, Tiffany Edwards, and Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

Thematic Analysis of Written Exposure Across Trials  Russell Sprinkle, Carol Porcari, Shauncie Weber, Teresa Lynch, Tiffany Edwards, Neo Vannest, Radhika Sehgal and Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

Quantitative Analysis and Self-Report Measures of Efficacy of Written Exposure Across Trials  Carole Porcari, Russell Sprinkle, Teresa Lynch, Shauncie Weber, Neo Vannest, Tiffany Edwards, Radhika Sehgal and Flora Hoodin (EMU)

10:30-11:30 a.m.  Room B

Motivation and Early Language Training:  A Tutorial   Jack Michael, Sean Laraway, Susan Snycerski and Al Poling (Western Michigan University)

11:30-11:50 a.m.  Room E

Coding Responses and the Generalization of Matching to Sample in Children: A Direct Replication   David W. Sidener (Western Michigan University)

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

1-1:50 p.m.  Room A

Symposium:  Applying Behavioral Principles in a Medical Out-Patient Setting

Chair and Discussant:  Helen Pratt (Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and Western Michigan University)

Two Case Study Presentations:  Treatment of an Anxiety Disorder Case and a Social Skills Deficit Case in the Medical Outpatient Setting   Blake M. Lancaster

(Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and Western Michigan University)

The Treatment of Picky Eating and School-Based Behavioral Problems in the Pediatric Setting   Stephen Albrect (Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and Western Michigan University)

1-1:50 p.m.  Room B

Habit Behaviors:  Assessment and Management of Thumbsucking, Trichotillomania, Tics and Other Repetitive Movement Disorders   R. Wayne Fuqua (Western Michigan University)                 

1-1:50 p.m.  Room E

On the Philosophical Uniqueness of Radical Behaviorism   Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

2-2:50 p.m.  Room A

The Importance of Basic Behavioral Science to Practice and of  Practice to Basic Science:   Who's on What Side of the Mirror?   Paul Thomas Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

2-3:20 p.m.  Room B

Symposium:  Behavioral System Analysis and the Retail Sector: Two Objective Reviews and an Application

Chair:  Carl M. Johnson (Central Michigan University)

Discussant:  Carl M. Johnson

Organizational Behavior Management in the Service Sector  Carl M. Johnson, Angelique DePuy and Monica Filipkowski (Central Michigan University)

Performer-Level Systems Analysis:  How Systemic are Behavioral Interventions? Joseph R. Sasson and John Austin (Western Michigan University)

Using OBM to Improve the Execution of a Core Process in the Retail Industry Corina Groeger and Dora Lezovich

2-3:50 p.m.  Room E

Eastern Michigan University Clinical Program Practicum Fair

Chair: Michelle Byrd (Eastern Michigan University)

Coordinator:  Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

 3-3:50 p.m.  Room A

Getting Into Graduate School:  Hints and Advice   James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University)

Posters and Cash Bar

4:00-6:00 p.m.  Auditorium II

ABA International:  Assist International Students in Understanding the Presentations during 2003 ABA Convention   Chiew Fei Tan, Koji Takeshima, Annie Carney and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

The Advanced Autism Practicum:  Develop and Manage the Advanced Autism Practicum (Psy 398) at Croyden Avenue School   Osong Kim, Beth Ann Wolf, Jessica Marie Cretsinger, Moira McGlynn and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan  University)

Advanced Behavior Analysis:  A Supplement to an Undergraduate Course in the Principles of Behavior   Wayne Sager, Bridget Faloon and Richard W. Malott  (Western Michigan University)

Assisting Students in the Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate School Melinda Sota, Joseph Cerri, Rachael Sautter and Richard W. Malott (Western  Michigan University)

Behavior Analysis Training System Website   Masayuki Shiraishi and Ernesto Diaz (Western Michigan University)

Behavioral Activation Treatment of Depression Across Three Populations.  C. Richard Spates (Western Michigan Univ), Jeffrey Porter (Hurley Medical Center),  Jenifer Cullen (McClean Hospital and Medical Center), Ted Wright (V.A. Medical Center of Battle Creek), Nishani Samaraweera (Western Michigan Univ.) and Amy Mattingly (Western Michigan Univ.)

The Behaviors of Children Diagnosed with Autism in Musical Group Activities Casey N. Ludwick, Tami L. McDowell and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

The Behavioral Research Supervisory System:  Helping Graduate Students Avoid Procrastination   Alicia Wargowsky, Cristen Rae, Amy Rosenburg, Erin Seligson, Becky Kehe and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

Discounting of Delayed Rewards:  Relationships to Clinical Characteristics   Melissa Pouget, Scott T. Gaynor and Mudassir Ali Hameed (Western Michigan  University)

Does Responding Analogous to the Conjunction Error Emerge Following Match-to-Sample Training?   Yukiko Washio, Frederick J. Anderson, Paul Castone and Scott Gaynor (Western Michigan University)

Getting College Students BACC on Track   Mitch Fryling, Amber Furtick, Kara Pomeroy, Brandy Goodwin and Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)

The Hands on Parent Education (HOPE) Center for Children with Autism   Jamie McGillivary and Ruth Anan (William Beaumont Hospital Center for Human Development)

Increasing the Effectiveness of Training for an Undergraduate Leadership Position Within the Confines of an Honors Seminar in Psychological Research  Christen Rae, Alicia Wargowsky, Amy Rosenberg and Richard Malott (Western  Michigan University)

Increasing the Organizational Effectiveness of Educational Materials for an Honors Seminar in Psychological Research for Undergraduate Students   Amy Rosenberg, Alicia Wargowsky, Christen Rae and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan

University)

 Interbehavioral Theory:  A Study and Review of Its Application in Psychology  Jennifer C. Wasson (Western Michigan University)

Joint Control for Dummies:  An Explanation of Lowenkron's Model of Conditional Discrimination   David W. Sidener, Ann M. Chitren and Stephanie M. Leshk

(Western Michigan University)

Managing the Performance of Counselors in the Behavioral Academic Career Counseling System   Amber Furtick, Mitch Fryling, Kara Pomeroy, Brandy Goodwin, Rachel Skinner and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

Outcome Monitoring in University Psychology Practices.  Anna Magner (Western Michigan University), Joshua Jacobs (Western Michigan University), and C. Richard Spates (Western Michigan University)

The Professional Psychology Practicum System:  Training Graduate Students to Obtain Their Temporary Limited Licenses   Tracy Brandenburg, Rachael Sautter, Jon Baker, Rhiannon Fante, Marco Tomasi and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

The Psy 360 System:  Helping Undergraduate Students Achieve Competency in Behavior Analysis   Nathalie Witt, Lesley Frakes, Jason Otto and Richard W. Malott  (Western Michigan University)

Survey Results of the Procrastination Habits of Students at Western Michigan University   Jennifer L. Ramer, Tami L. McDowell and Katherine Kennedy (Western

Michigan University)

Teaching College Students Behavior Analysis:  The Behavioral System Analysis Project   Tiffani Williams, Emily Helt, Terresa Kenney and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

Total Life Management:  A Personal Story of Self-Management   Holly Harrison  (Western Michigan University)

Training Pigeons to Adjust Their Own Schedule Requirements   Paul Thomas Andronis, Jeremy Biesbrouck, Eric Sandquist and Kelly Robarge (Northern MichiganUniversity)

Transfer and Maintenance:  Again, Everything You Know is Wrong   Jennifer D.Clayton, Morgan Reynolds, Holly Harrison and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

Treatment of PTSD using EMD/R: A Mega Analysis. Christopher Barnes (Western Michigan University), Melody Yake (Western Michigan University), and C. Richard Spates (Western Michigan University)

Using Performance-Based Training on the SCOOP Functional Assessment System  Casey Corullo, Tami L. McDowell, Brittany L. Sheets, Casey N. Ludwick and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

Utilizing a Competency Validation System to Enhance the Performance of Professional Psychology Practicum Students   Rachael Sautter (Western Michigan Univ.), Tracy Brandenburg (Western Michigan Univ.), Rhiannon Fante (Western Michigan Univi.), James Kaye (Kalamazoo  Regional Educational Service Agency) and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

Utilizing Computer-Based Skills to Increase the Effectiveness of Training Manuals for a Graduate Practicum   Marco D. Tomasi, Rachael Sautter, Rhiannon Fante, Jon C. Baker and Tracy Brandenberg (Western Michigan University) 

WORKSHOPS

Workshop 2    Thursday 2-3:50 p.m.  Room A

The Ninety-Nine-One Paradigm:  Balancing Life Through Performance, Health and Long Term Motivation   J. Silva Goncalves, Ed.D. (Ave Maria College and Maximum Performance Management) and Don Brown (Situational Services and Maximum Performance Sports)

Part 1 provides the behavioral practitioner with a 10-step tool to help clients to establish a baseline and develop a functional life balance in four areas:  Work/school, physical health, psychological/cognitive functioning, and spirituality.  The  "90, 9 &1" approach to life management will help individuals to master functional behaviors, while maximizing joy and functionality across settings.  This approach can make clinical work simpler and more effective. Part 2 is a response to national and international challenges in sports psychology and life skills for children.  The authors have developed a developmental coaching tool for core sport and life skills.  These tools provide players, parents and coaches with a manageable structure to achieve maximum performance on and off the playing field.  While Part I applies to clinical and business settings and Part II focuses on sports psychology, both programs can be integrated into most private practices, businesses and schools to improve performance and quality of life.  Participants will be offered the opportunity join Maximum Performance and become part of the MPM network in sports, school, career planning, parenting and work performance fields.

 Cost:  $30 per person

Workshop 4   Friday 9–11:50 a.m.  Auditorium I

A Developmental and Learning Theory Based Approach to Management of Routine Child Behavior Problems   Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP (Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home)

     The purpose of this workshop is to persuade the participants that high reliance on language-based (e.g. emphasis on explanations, reasoning, warnings, scolding, etc.) teaching strategies and minimal reliance on experience-based teaching strategies (e.g., doing followed by pleasant or unpleasant experiences) reduces the effectiveness of behavior management programs for children with problem behavior.  This workshop will offer a diverse array of conceptual evidence, with emphasis on learning and developmental theories, showing that language based discipline is predestined for failure.  It will show that routinely effective management for common behavior problems involves five aspects: 1) minimal emphasis on saying (child and parent); 2) maximal emphasis on doing (child and parent); 3) establishment of a nurturing, validating relationship with the children (parent); 4) consideration of child developmental levels, in terms of language ability and capacity to generate social resources—not stages (parent); and 5) exploitation of a fundamental tenet of learning theory—learning occurs through repetition followed by experiential contrast (parent).  Although there are various reasons to attend this workshop, three that stand out are: 1) to learn a broadly effective method, derived from behavior analytic and developmental principles, for managing routing child behavior problems; 2) to learn how to persuade diverse audiences, particularly those who might be hostile to behavior analysis, to accept this method; 3) to see that the discussion and application of behavior analysis can easily generate fun.                                

Cost:  $30 per person

Workshop 5   Friday 9 – 11:50 a.m.  Room A

Case-Study Example of Successful Cognitive-Behavioral Physical Rehabilitation Intervention Utilizing a “Personal Companion” Compliance/Adherence Program and Training in Selected Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques   John McManus, Ph.D. (Eastern Michigan University)

     This workshop illustrates significantly improved compliance rates and behavioral outcomes in a self-applied behavior change program employing a “Personal Companion” Compliance/Adherence program.  The personal companion program was designed to significantly improve client behavior intervention outcome rates and has been successful in doing that.  The presenter will discuss compliance/adherence issues and describe the personal companion program, along with the cognitive-behavioral techniques employed therein.  Additional related conceptual areas will be ripple effect, placebo/nocebo effect, mindfulness meditation and dimensions of high-level wellness.  Participants, using personal simulation, will engage in introductory training experiences in the foregoing cognitive-behavioral techniques, including behavioral goal setting, relaxation, mental imagery, self-hypnosis and reinforcement.  Participants should bring paper/pens for note taking, floor exercise mat or yoga floor pad, full body covering blanket and cold water thermos and nutritional snacks.  Participants should also wear loose, comfortable clothing.                                                 

Cost:  $35 per person

Workshop 6   Friday 1 – 3:50 p.m.  Auditorium I

Using Precision Teaching to Develop Fluency for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders   Richard Kubina, Ph.D., BCBA (The Pennsylvania State University Department of Educational and School Psychology and Special Education)

     Children with autism and other developmental disabilities present learning characteristics which makes instruction challenging.  Precision Teaching represents a behavioral strategy that helps teachers overcome learning problems by precisely measuring behavior, facilitating instructional decision making and fostering fluent responding.  This presentation will focus on strategies for developing fluency within the context of Precision Teaching.  Academic behavior, social skills and verbal behavior will serve as examples of behavior which can be developed to fluency.                                                                                                    Cost:  $40 per person