Instructor: Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB & Daniel Q. Estep, Ph.D., CAAB
Systematic Desensitization and Counter Conditioning are
among the most powerful and most commonly used behavior modification
techniques for dealing with pet behavior problems.
But do you know:
- The scientific basis for these techniques?
- The difference between operant and classical counter
conditioning and when to use each?
- The best situations for using desensitization and counter
conditioning separately or together?
- Five implementation mistakes to avoid that can cause
unwanted changes in behavior?
The class will answer these questions and many more. We'll
discuss what to consider to make the techniques work most
effectively, and we'll contrast them with other behavior
modification techniques. Finally, we'll present many examples
and some selected case histories.
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covered. Suzanne & Dan's ( ABA's) format
was easily understandable for the novice, yet still
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kept the information flowing, encouraged dialogue, questions
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Listen to a 3 minute sample of Drs. Hetts and Estep teaching the course
This course has been approved for 2.5 CEU hours from CCPDT
and CACVT. It is now available two ways: LIVE and ON DEMAND.
The LIVE class is presented as a tele-webinar, with live
audio, visual graphics and photographs. You'll be able to
ask questions of the instructors in real time. Each weekly
class session lasts approximately 1 ¼ hour. The course comes
with class notes and recommended readings.
Can't make the live course or afraid you'll have to miss
some classes? No worries - online replays are available immediately
after each session and for one week following the end of
the course. CEUs can be earned through listening to the replays
by correctly emailing us answers to "test" questions given
during the class
The LIVE class isn't on our current schedule. Please
sign up for our ezine
"Pet Behavior One Piece at a Time" to be notified about
when it will be offered next. Can't wait for the next live
Take this class ON DEMAND now! The ON DEMAND class is
a recorded tele-webcast with the full content of the live
class including class discussion and class notes. You have
one month's online access to all class sessions and an opportunity
to ask questions of the instructors via email. Their answers
to your questions will be recorded and emailed to you within
You can earn CEUs by submitting emailed answers to questions
asked by the instructors during the recorded class. We'll
provide the details once you register.
RACE approved for 3 CEU hours . This ON
DEMAND program (and ONLY the ON DEMAND program) was reviewed
and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for continuing education.
Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at email@example.com should
you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s
relevancy to the veterinary profession. (Animal Behavior
Associates, Inc. is RACE provider #486)
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Fee includes the course and class notes with recommended readings.
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If you register for the package, you will have 3 months access
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Don't need the CEUs? Prefer a recorded version of the class?
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DVD! (This 2-DVD set doesn't include
class discussion but does include the full lecture content
of the live course plus class notes)