Based on Skinner’s philosophy, behavioral work and writings, on Lindsley’s seminal work and research in identifying, counting, and analyzing learning, management, and inner behavior, and on the 1,000-plus research-based inner behavior standard celeration charts (SCC) from six different countries, this practical workshop looks at thoughts, feelings, and urges as behaviors that a person can observe, count and change. It takes the participants on a journey to some of their own and their clients’ present and potential inner behaviors. Data from people include those with those with no problems, with autism, trauma history from war or abuse, and other behavioral issues. It includes charts of those who have counted inner behaviors from 50 years ago to the present. Peer-reviewed studies have appeared in U.S. and international journals. The workshop expects participants to use the SCC to record the frequencies and changes of any inner behavior, and to read data on the chart. After covering each of the major parts of the workshop, such as background and current research, definitions, possible behaviors to examine, participants will discuss each critical area in small groups and bring their major discussion points to all participants. The method also includes examination of strengthening of pleasant self-feelings, elimination of negative thoughts, and identifying urges such as urges to eat undesirable foods, or abusive thoughts.
*Offers BACB CEUs