Encopresis Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Encopresis Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorder 

This webinar will cover research on encopresis and present a multi-disciplinary analytic approach to treating it using behavior analytic methods. Decision rules for variables encountered during treatment will also be provided to assist the learner in implementing research based encopresis treatment within their own practices. *Participant complaints regarding this or any other BACB CE event requirements violations must first be directed, in writing, to the Relias Learning ACE Coordinator, Rhonda Davin, PhD. Please contact Dr. Davin via email: [email protected] The ACE Coordinator will make every reasonable attempt to resolve participant complaints; however, should the ACE Coordinator be unable to resolve the complaint, the complainant may file a formal complaint directly with the BACB.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-ADVWEB6
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Incorporate the current research on encopresis treatment into practice
Explain why urine training strategies will not necessarily be effective for bowel training
Utilize a multiple stimulus without replacement protocol for identifying reinforcers to utilize in treatment

Introduction Toileting Impact of Incontinence Overview Past Research on Toilet Training Difference between Enuresis and Encopresis (Treatment) O’Brein, Ross, and Christopherson (1986) More Research Constipation So where does that leave us? Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment of Encopresis MSWO Treatment Timeline Opportunity for Independence Treatment Call, Lomas Mevers, McElhanon, & Scheithauer (in press) Some Potty Talk Small Randomized Clinical Trial Encopresis Outcomes: Continence Considerations for Clinicians What we still don’t know…

Instructor: Joanna Lomas Mevers, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Lomas Mevers is the current Interim Director for the Severe Behavior Program at the Marcus Autism Center and is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lomas Mevers received her doctorate in school psychology from Louisiana State University, under the mentorship of Jeffery Tiger, PhD and George Noell, PhD. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University under the supervision of Nathan Call, PhD. Dr. Lomas Mevers is currently the Interim Director for the Severe Behavior Programs and specializes in the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders and toileting training for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or related disabilities. She is responsible for working with families and clinicians to develop effective behavioral interventions that decrease challenging behaviors and replace them with appropriate behaviors. In addition, to her clinical duties she also provides training for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees. Dr. Lomas Mevers’ current research interests include development of effective toileting interventions for both urine an bowel training, increasing the social validly of behavioral interventions, increasing efficiencies in caregiver training, and identifying those treatment components that are essential in order to maintain positive treatment outcomes over the long term. Disclosure: Joanna Lomas Mevers, PhD, BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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