Courses Currently Available
Positive Parenting and Applied Behavior Analysis
This 15 hour workshop is designed for individuals who want to improve their relationship with children, or who are responsible for helping others do so. Participants will learn to improve a child's behaviors through positive attention and antecedent interventions, and how to preclude negative interactions.
- Must have access to child or children
- Read chapters from Dr. Glenn Latham's Power of Positive Parenting
- Watch videos, read written scenarios, answer multiple choice questions
- Complete application activities and receive individualized feedback
- Cost $300, 1 SCH or 15 contact hours
- Course offered fall, spring, and summer semesters
UNT students: Register for BEHV5900 Positive Parenting at your scheduled time. Email Laura Ramsey for details.
Others: Visit the Continuing Education page, create an account, and enroll in the Parenting Workshop (Type II Continuing Education for BACB).
This workshop is intended to be completed across a 2 week period. (To request special arrangements, contact Brook.Wheetley@unt.edu.) It is divided into 8 modules. Modules include the following assignments:
- Answering multiple choice questions about the chapter
- Reading a scenario and answering multiple choice questions about them
- Viewing video scenes and answering multiple choice questions about them
- Viewing lecture presentations and answering multiple choice questions about them
- reading related articles and answering multiple choice questions about them
Criterion for workshop mastery is 85% Mastery. Participants may review materials as often as they wish to reach mastery.
1. Review basic principles of behavior as they apply to parenting
2. Learn to clearly state expectations to children
3. Learn to role-play setting expectations with children
4. Learn techniques to identify inconsequential behavior
5. Learn techniques to ignore inconsequential behavior
6. Learn techniques for increasing appropriate verbal and physical contact with children.
7. Learn techniques to provide positive, social, and natural consequences for desired behaviors
8. Learn under what circumstances a behavior should be ignored, stopped and redirected, or corrected
9. Learn techniques on how to stop and redirect an infrequently occurring inappropriate behavior
10. Learn techniques for stopping and redirecting dangerous and harmful behavior using the Corrective Teaching Strategy
11. Learn techniques for staying close to children
12. Learn activities that increase positive interactions with children
The Power of Positive Parenting (1994) by Glenn Latham. May be purchased from www.amazon.com.
Study Guide Activities:
After reading the assigned pages in the Latham book, you will do a study guide over the reading. The study guides consist of multiple choice questions. Some study guide questions have one correct answer; others have more than one correct answer (instructions at top of screen and reminders in the question itself let you know which it is). You are allowed multiple attempts on the study guides, and your last score is the one that counts.
These activities show you several video clips of a parent interacting with a child or children and then ask you questions about the scene you just watched. The questions are in multiple choice format, with either one or multiple correct answers (instructions and reminders available). You are allowed multiple attempts on the video activities, and your last score is the one that counts.
Written Scenario Activities:
Similar to the Video activities, except that they use a written scenario, available on the screen, instead of a video clip. The questions are in multiple choice format, with one correct answer. You are allowed multiple attempts, and your last score is the one that counts.
You will read a selected article and answer multiple choice questions about it. The questions may have more than one correct answer.
Points for workshop activities:
On the course menu you can see how many points each activity is worth and how many points you have earned for each activity.
Dr. Janet Ellis, Ph.D., BCBA and Mrs. Susan Miller, M.S.
Mrs. Susan Miller, M.S., Clinical Psychology, is the course instructor. She is uniquely qualified to design and teach this course, as Mrs. Miller has been a foster parent, who adopted 2 of the 3 children she fostered. Susan has been a public school teacher for 19 years in classes for children with learning and behavior problems, as well as regular education classrooms. Susan will be tracking your progress through this course and is available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the course content or if you run into any technical problems with the website. This is also the email you should send your assignments to.
Permission to Use Copyrighted Materials
Because textbook readings are used with publishers’ permission, they may not be cut, pasted, altered, revised, modified, scanned, or adapted in any way without permission of the author.
Readings, questions, written scenes with questions, video scenarios with questions, lectures and articles are copyrighted by Susan R. Miller and may not be printed or copied without her permission.
Your feedback is very important to us. If you have an idea about how to improve the workshop, ways to make it more interesting or more informative for students, please email the workshop instructor.
Writing Solutions for Behavior Analysts
Enhance confidence in your writing! This course is a totally functional approach to the structure and mechanics of writing: It is learning to write by reason rather than by rules. Perfect for students writing a thesis or dissertation, learning English as a second language, producing behavior analysis programs, and publishing articles.
The course instructor: Marilyn Gilbert, has a long history in the field of behavior analysis, beginning as editor of Schedules of Reinforcement, by Charles Ferster and B.F. Skinner. She helped Ferster start JEAB and was its first associate editor. Later, she edited Human Competence, by Thomas F. Gilbert, and worked with Tom on performance-improvement projects.
- Cost $900, 3 SCH or 45 contact hours
- Course offered fall, spring, and summer semesters
UNT students: Register for BEHV5900 Writing Solutions at your scheduled time.
Non-UNT students taking for Professional Development: Email Laura Ramsey to take this course.