Nerding Out on ABA

Stance Against Contingent Shock Therapy as Treatment in ABA

June 26, 2022 Katie Saint, PhD, LPC, BCBA-D and Ashley Lyons, BCBA Season 1 Episode 9
Nerding Out on ABA
Stance Against Contingent Shock Therapy as Treatment in ABA
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What is aversive therapy? What is contingent shock therapy (CCS)? Should we subject one of our most vulnerable populations to such practices? Listen to Ashley and Katie nerd out about their strong feelings against painful and punishing applied behavior analysis (ABA) and advocate for a therapy that promotes positive-based intervention, person centered growth, and focuses on the values of the individual, their family, and the community in which they live.

This episode counts as 1 CEU so if you are interested in obtaining credit for listening, please click this link and follow the instructions on the form. 

CEU Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the use and purpose of CESS. 
  2. Identify ways in which CESS can be harmful. 
  3. Identify ethics codes to consider when considering the use of punishment. 
  4. Develop an argument for or against the use of CESS. 

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

  1. Pain and Shock in America
  2. Shouting at Leaves




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