Help with Activity Transitions, plus Reinforcement Schedules for Lasting Behavior Change

Dr. Amy Odum, PhD

Help with Activity Transitions, plus Reinforcement Schedules for Lasting Behavior Change

with Dr. Amy Odum and Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention

Course Abstract

This 3 hour web-based event will is designed for ABA practitioners interested in learning about A.) supporting learners who struggle with transitions between activities, and B.) designing schedules of reinforcement to maximize maintenance of pro-social behaviors and preventing relapse in treatment of maladaptive behaviors.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will describe the basic principles that determine the aversiveness of schedule transitions.
  2. Participants will identify schedule transitions between activities of different values in applied settings.
  3. Participants will describe what basic factors determine resistance to change and relapse.
  4. Participants will identify circumstances where principles of behavioral momentum can facilitate behavior-reduction programming and skills-acquisition programming.
  5. Participants will define delay discounting and factors that increase it.
  6. Participants will identify applied situations where delay discounting may contribute to poor behavioral outcomes.

About the Presenter


Dr. Amy Odum completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont’s Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory after earning her Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychology, specializing in Behavior Analysis, from West Virginia University. She is currently a professor of psychology at WVU.


Dr. Odum is distinguished for her major contributions to our understanding of delay discounting. Other research interests are in such behavioral phenomena as response persistence and resistance to change, sensitivity to delayed outcomes, conditional discriminations, and response variability. Dr. Odum’s research has attracted substantial federal support, including grants from NIMH and NIDA. She has held key leadership positions in ABAI, the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (including a term as president), and Division 25 of the American Psychological Association (including a term as president). Dr. Odum has served on the board of editors of a number of journals and is currently Editor for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Number of CEU’s available: 3.0 BACB Type-II CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $60 (includes CEU’s)

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