The Complete Lecture Series is more than 30 hours of recorded lecture, available to stream as Video or Audio! It is based on the 10 sections of the 4th Edition Task List, equaling over 30 hours of content.
Section 1: Foundational Knowledge: The Easy Stuff
Duration: 40 Minutes
This section covers: The philosophical assumptions of behavior analysis, respondent versus operant relations, functional relations, and experimental design in the analysis of behavior analytic literature, history of behavior analysis, and much more.
Section 2: Foundational Knowledge: The Hard Stuff
Duration: 2 hours, 31 minutes
This section covers: Response class, stimulus class, environment, punishment, reinforcement, extinction, stimulus control, motivating operations, distinguish between discriminative stimulus and motivating operations, conditional discriminations, stimulus discrimination, behavioral contrast, contingency-shaped behavior, rule-governed behavior, state and plan for the possible unwanted effects of reinforcement, punishment and extinction, discrimination training, stimulus equivalence, matching-to-sample procedures, ethical issues within these topics, and much more.
Section 3: Foundational Knowledge: The Super Hard Stuff
Duration: 4 hours, 15 Minutes
This section covers: Schedules of reinforcement and punishment (including matching law, basic schedules of intermittent reinforcement (FI, VI, FR, VR), variations of basic intermittent schedules of reinforcement (DRD, DRL, DRH), schedule thinning, ratio strain, limited holds, progressive schedules of reinforcement, detailed explanations and examples of compound schedules of reinforcement: concurrent schedules, multiple schedules, chained schedules, mixed schedules, tandem schedules, alternative schedules, conjunctive schedules, programming for generalization and maintenance (including response and stimulus generalization, programming common stimuli, general case analysis using indiscriminable contingencies, negative teaching examples, mediation, multiple exemplar training, training loosely, terminating successful interventions, and much more.)
Verbal behavior (including private events, verbal operants, as the basis for language assessment, point-to-point correspondence, formal similarity, listener training, elementary and secondary verbal operants: (echoic, mand, tact, intraverbal, textual, transcription, autoclitic.)
Section 4: Assessment
Duration: 3 hours, 15 minutes
This section covers: identification of problem behavior and function, ethical issues within assessment, indirect versus direct assessment measures, reviewing records, ecological assessments, reactivity, habilitation, normalization, behavior cusps versus pivotal behaviors, functional equivalence, operational definitions, prioritizing target behaviors, stimulus preference assessments, reinforcer assessments, punisher assessments, detailed explanations and examples of: functional analyses, descriptive assessments, and indirect assessment, and much more.
Section 5: Experimental Design
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
This section covers: Arranging independent variables to demonstrate their effect on dependent variables, components of experimental designs, single-subject designs, baseline logic, detailed description and examples of: withdrawal/reversal designs, alternating treatments designs, changing criterion designs, and multiple baseline designs. Combinations of design elements, conducting component analysis, conducting parametric analysis, identifying and addressing practical and ethical considerations when using experimental designs, internal validity, external validity, and much more.
Section 6: Measurement
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
This section covers: Validity, accuracy, and reliability of measurement, continuous and discontinuous measurement procedures, advantages and disadvantages of measurement procedures, selecting measurement systems, selecting measurement schedules, and observation and recording periods, observer drift, measurement, bias, and detailed explanations and examples of: frequency/rate, count, celeration, duration, latency, interresponse time, percentage of occurrence, trials-to-criterion, topography, magnitude, interobserver agreement and much more.
Section 7: Displaying and Interpreting Behavioral Data
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
This section covers: Designing, plotting and interpreting data using equal-interval graphs and cumulative records, effective data display, evaluating changes in level, trend, and variability, evaluating temporal relations, data-based decision making, drawing the split-middle line of progress, line graphs, histograms, cumulative records, scatter plots, standard celebration charts, and much more.
Section 8: Behavior Change Procedures
Part 1: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Part 2: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Duration: 5 hours
This section covers: Specific behavior change procedures, such as imitation, shaping, chaining, non-contingent reinforcement, high-probability request sequence, stimulus prompts, response prompts, differential reinforcement, DRO, DRA, DRI, DRH, DRL, DRD, self-management, group contingencies, direct instruction, premack principle, response deprivation hypothesis, augmentative communication systems, discrete trial training, contingency contracts, token systems, functional communication systems, personalized system of instructions, errorless learning, precision teaching, and much more.
Section 9: Ensuring Staff Competence
Duration: 45 minutes
This section covers: Implementation, management, supervision, documentation of behavioral services, competency-based training for mediators, performance monitoring, procedural integrity, choice measures, behaviorally-anchored rating scales, authoring and implementing a behavior support plan, functional skill guidelines, supervision for behavior-change agents, and much more.
Section 10: Ethics
Part 1: 15 minutes
Part 2: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Part 3: 19 minutes
Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes
This section covers: An in-depth review of the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (“the Code”), including but not limited to; ensuring and maintaining professional competence, when to make referrals or seek consultation, management and supervision, breakdown of documents describing standards of professional conduct an ethical practice for ABA court rulings and legal considerations, common ethical concerns, selecting intervention strategies based on the social validity of the intervention, informed consent, confidentiality and its limits, surrogate versus guardian consent, HIPAA, conflicts of interest, record-keeping, situational ethics, client’s rights, and much more.