CADS Speaker Series & Workshop

Annual Speaker Series & Workshop

CADS Speaker Series & Workshop




Centre for Applied Disability Studies

Speaker Series & Workshop


Behavioral parent training: What to do and how to do it

April 29, 2016


Behavioral parent training: What to do and how to do it


Parents usually are the most influential people in a child’s life. So when issues such as child noncompliance, aggression, and acting out occur at home and school, it is often important for parents to take on a primary role in the resolution of these problems. This workshop will provide practitioners with the knowledge they need to take an evidence-based approach to training parents to solve these problems. An evidence-based approach promotes effective practice, improves patient outcomes, and enhances public health. The workshop will include a review of the criteria for identifying the best research in behavioral parent training, a critique of the empirical support for well-established and for not-so-well established but popular programs, a review of the behavioral principles underlying these programs, and a discussion of how to translate that research to practice in ways that will promote adherence.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1) describe and contrast the empirically supported parent training programs and the behavioral principles that underlie each,
2) critically evaluate the alternative programs,
3) understand behavioral strategies for improving parent adherence, and
4) understand how to use clinical expertise to modify the programs to meet individual parent/child needs.


CADS is honoured to host:

Keith Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his master in applied behavior analysis from Western Michigan University, completed his PhD in child clinical psychology from West Virginia University and did his residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research and clinical interests include behavioral parent training, pain and stress-related disorders in children, autism spectrum disorders, and management of every day common childhood behavioral issues in school, home and primary care settings. He is currently Co-Director of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, one of the largest internship consortiums in the country. He has published over 100 scientific papers and chapters on interventions with children with behavioral health concerns and he has published a book on the science and practice of parent training, published by APA. He has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education and has been recognized as both a Distinguished Researcher and as an Outstanding Teacher of the Year at UNMC.

Speaker Series & Workshop Details

Click here for the paper flyer.

CADS is an Approved Continuing Education provider for BACB.

Participants are eligible for 7 Type 2 BACB/BCaBA CEUs - Ethics (1 unit) included with fee.

Date & Location

April 29, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Brock University, Pond Inlet - 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines

Onsite registration - 8:00am

$175 per person - includes CEU, parking, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

Refund Policy

Requests must be made in writing before April 3, 2016 for a full refund. Requests made in writing after April 3, 2016 and before April 14, 2016 will be refunded 50%. Requests made in writing after April 14, 2016 will be provided a 50% certificate for an upcoming CADS event.




Dr. Keith Allen, BCBA-D

Dr. Keith Allen, BCBA-D

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