A Behavior-Analytic Approach To Treating Depression - Live Online (2 CE)
Time and Duration of Event: 100 minutes
Number of Type 2 / Learning CEUs: 2 CEUs
Names of Event Instructors: Jose Alexander Zamudio, MA, BCBA.
Bio: Jose Alexander Zamudio is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Clinical Supervisor at a family autism center in Orlando, FL. He received his Master of Arts degree in Experimental Psychology from The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Alex is extremely passionate about his work with his clients, which includes leading ABA programs for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, providing therapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, conduct disorders, food-intake disorders, schizophrenia, and pervasive developmental disorders. Alex strives to promote quality implementation and treatment integrity across therapists.
Event Covers the Following Behavior Analysis Content: Practice, Science, and Methodology
Event is Designed For: Board Certified Behavior Analysts
Event Level: Intermediate
Learning Objectives for Participants:
- Operationally define overt and covert symptoms of depression.
- Identify problematic contingencies maintaining the depressive symptoms.
- Devise an individualized treatment package that targets depressive symptoms for reduction while differentially reinforcing alternative replacement skills.
- Establish environmental modifications that promote maintenance of replacement skills.
Description of Type 2 / Learning CE Event:
In this session, depression will be examined through the lens of verbal behavior analysis. We will discuss the covert and overt symptoms of depression that are needed for a clear operational definition, examine the complexity of tacts and mands in the verbal behavior of a depressed individual, and investigate possible contingencies maintaining the depressive symptoms. This session will also present possible treatment interventions (e.g., functional communication training and cognitive-behavioral therapy) and examine how to differentially reinforce alternative replacement skills to address the functions identified for individual symptomology.
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