This course will address how to establish healthy professional relationships with families who have loved ones undergoing ABA treatment. It will cover communication skills, approaches to interaction and boundaries for professional relationships.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Interactions with Clients and Families
A. Angie is Speechless!
B. RBT Guidelines Regarding Family Interactions
C. Relationships with Families
D. When Families Have Differing Opinions
E. Review F. Summary
Section 3: Communicating Information
A. The Role of the RBT in Communicating with Families
B. Verbal Communication
C. Maximizing the Effectiveness of Verbal Communication
D. Written Communication
Section 4: Situations That Place Professional Boundaries at Risk
A. Angie Slides down that Slippery Slope!
B. Conflicts of Interests
C. Exploitive Relationships
A. Red Flags for Boundary Violations
B. Observing Your Own Interactions
C. Taking Care of Yourself
Section 6: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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