Description of the Event: Applied behavior analysis (ABA) practitioners report high levels of burnout, exhibited as exhaustion and disengagement. Turnover, a stressful and costly experience for individual practitioners and the human service organizations that employ them, is a potential consequence of burnout. Work-life balance and work engagement are associated with lower burnout and lower intention to quit. Research concerning behavioral predictors of work-life balance, work engagement, and burnout—all of which are associated with turnover intentions—among ABA service providers is scant. In this presentation, attendees will learn about relevant research related to professional self-care, be given an overview of five dimensions of professional self-care, hear about findings from the presenter’s recent research on whether and how the use of self-care strategies influences perceived levels of work-life balance, work engagement, and burnout among ABA practitioners who work in human service settings. The presenter will engage attendees in a discussion about how engaging in self-care practices supports ethical practice within behavior analysis, as well as actions that practitioners, researchers, supervisors/educators, and the field can take to support the development and maintenance of self-care skills and practices.
Number of Learning CEUs: 2; Certified behavior analysts can earn 2 Learning CEUs (including 1 Ethics CEU) for watching the recording, responding to the Course Evaluation and Feedback form, and completing the CEU Survey.
Attendance Procedure: Attendance/verification codes will be shown and read during and at the end of the video recording. Attendees will need to enter these codes into the CEU Survey.
Course Covers the Following Behavior Analysis Content: Ethics, Practice, Research
Course is Designed For: Professional Behavior Analysts, BCBAs/BCBA-Ds, and BCaBAs. This event is also open to others with an interest in behavioral interventions for health, sport, and fitness, including students in graduate-level ABA programs.
Course Level: Intermediate
Access Duration: Course is available to purchasers for a duration of 7 days.