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October 27 & 28, 2011
Functional Analysis and Treatment
of Severe Problem Behavior
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Functional analysis (FA) methodology (or functional behavioural assessment) identifies environmental determinants of problem behaviour. It has been widely adopted in clinical research and is considered best practice. This seminar will review the history and techniques of FA methodology as well as alternative approaches to assessment, describe procedural variations for dealing with the practical constraints of assessment (limited time, high-risk behaviour, etc.), and link the outcomes of assessment to a series of treatment strategies. Recent research illustrating the use of assessment and treatment procedures will be presented in a number of case studies.
Brian Iwata is a Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Florida, where he has directed clinical research programs on self-injurious behaviour, the Prader-Willi syndrome, and autism. Brian is the former chief editor of the Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis and former president of the Association for Behaviour Analysis, the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour, Division 33 of the American Psychological Association, and the Florida Association for Behaviour Analysis. Much of his research has focused on experimental models of behavioural assessment, and he developed the first general method for conducting functional analyses of severe behaviour disorders.