Event Details:
Monday, November 4, 2019, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Training and Treating Wholeheartedly: Identifying a Role for Compassion Practices in the Profession of Behavior Analysis

From May Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series

Instructor:  Bridget A. Taylor, Psy.D., BCBA-D

Description: Within certain areas of healthcare, it has been documented that treating patients with compassion and empathy can have important benefits, such as increasing patient satisfaction, enhancing adherence to treatment, and improving clinical outcomes (e.g., Beach, et al., 2006; Hojat et al., 2011; Weiss et al., 2017). The field of behavior analysis has only recently begun identifying compassion practices which might have applications in our work. Taylor, LeBlanc, and Nosik (2018), for example, proposed that clinical outcomes of clients may be enhanced by improving relationships with their caregivers. This presentation reviews survey data documenting parent perception of compassionate care by behavior analysts, as well as behavior analysts’ impressions of training in this area. Behavioral responses that may comprise compassionate care will be presented along with considerations for how compassionate care of our clients and ourselves can enhance our work as behavior analysts, and potentially improve clinical outcomes.
This presentation addresses the importance of empathy and compassion in building relationships with family members. The event includes a discussion of the ethical codes that support the necessity of building compassionate relationships with caregivers.

CEs approved:  1 APA, 1 BCBA

May Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. May Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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