Violence and Aggression: A Comprehensive, Behavior Analytic Perspective on Conceptualization, Prevention and Treatment
Presented by: Professor Peter Sturmey, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York and Editor of the 3 Volume, 125 chapter, Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 Time: 6:00-9:00 pm eastern Recording Information: ABACAccess5
Violence and aggression in everyday speech refers to a very wide range of behavior including pushing shoving, fighting, assault, including sexual assault, and killing others. It takes place in many contexts including non-human animal behavior, typical and atypical human development, within intimate relationships, governmental violence and aggression and war. Despite the time and energy cost of violence and aggression they continue to be a common feature of much human behavior. Skinner suggested that behavior comes from biological evolution, cultural evolution and evolution of the operant within the lifespan. This webinar explores the evidence for genetic basis of violence and aggression within and across species and cultural differences in violence and aggression and the meta-contingencies that might support such differences. Finally, the webinar explores behavior analytic approaches to prevent and treat violent and aggressive behavior in typically developing individuals and within organizations such as school and neighborhoods with gangs and the police.
After attending this event attendees will be able to describe:
1. Definitions of violence and aggression;
2. Evidence for the genetics and cultural evolution of violence and aggression;
3. Behavior analytic approaches to prevent and treat violence and aggression in individuals;
4. Behavior analytic approaches to prevent and treat violence and aggression in the context of organizations, such as schools or other organizations.
6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm: Pretest
6:10 pm: Presentation begins
7:30 pm: 10 minute break
7:40 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
7,45 pm: Presentation resumes
8:35 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
9:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEUs
Psychologists: 3 continuing education hours
Nurses: 3 continuing education hours
Social Workers: 3 Clinical Advanced continuing education hours
Certified Counselors: 3 continuing education hours Area: counseling theory, assessment
This is event requires some background in behavior analysis.
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Professor Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York where he is a member of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral program. He is a member of the peer review committee of Fondazione Walden, Rome Italy and a member of the Science Committee of Associazione Società Italiana degli Analisti del Comportamento in campo Sperimentale ed Applicato. He is the resident Speaker at Applied Behavior Analysis Center and Chief Scientific Officer at All about Kids. He specializes in autism and other developmental disabilities, especially in the areas of applied behavior analysis, dual diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and staff and parent training.
He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the Universities of Plymouth and Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, at Abilene and San Antonio State Schools during a Federal class action law suit. There he supervised behavioral services and Masters level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders and implemented large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs.
Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 200 papers, 50 book chapters and made over 250 presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil and Italy. He has an active lab of doctoral students mostly working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities.
Since February 2015, Professor Sturmey has run the graduate level Current Topics in ABA series for board certified behavior analysts for ABAC. In early 2016 introduced 2 topics specifically geared towards masters and doctoral level counselors and psychologists, the first on clinical case formation and the second on evidence-based practice for autism.
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