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Practical and Ethical Applications of Parent and Caregiver Training

April 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Presented by the Office of Continuing Education

SoCal ABA Autism Awareness Month: Practical and Ethical Applications of Parent and Caregiver Training

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
6-8PM PST / 8-10PM CST / 9-11PM EST

When attended in full, this program offers: 2.0 APA CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 BBS California CEUs for Counselors, Social Workers, and LMFTs, and 2.0 BCBA CEs.

Talk 1: Practical Insights from the Field on Conducting Parent Training for Young Children with Autism
Presented: Dr. Carol McPheters, BCBA-D

Talk 2: Ethical Considerations in Caregiver Training: Lessons Learned from the Field
Panel: Dr. Carol McPheters, BCBA-D, Dr. Melinda Docter, BCBA, and Dr. Alyssa N. Wilson, BCBA-D

Workshop Description:
The first talk will discuss features of evidence-based parent training programs and show how behavior analysts can adapt them to caregiver training and education. Dr. McPheters will share her experiences and make a case for caregiver training that builds general parenting skills and teaches strategies with broad application. Additionally, she will address a few parent training pitfalls and ways to avoid them. For the second portion of the event, Dr’s Melinda Docter and Alyssa Wilson will join Dr. Carol McPheters in a panel format, to discuss some of their own lessons learned throughout their careers. Each panelist will discuss parent or caregiver training from their unique clinical experiences, including public and private primary education settings (Docter and Wilson), clinics and hospital settings (Wilson), and group home and community settings (McPheters). The panel will discuss ethical dilemmas and real-world examples of barriers to implementing evidence-informed caregiver training.


April 27, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT