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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

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Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)...
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The ABCs : Part 1 - Antecedents & Behaviors

Module 1 overviews the course structure and outlines the ABC formula for behavior-change programs. The “A” in the ABC stands for Antecedents and covers what to do before the behavior. The “B” represents Behavior and outlines working on the behavior itself - how to shape behavior by breaking it down into doable steps, practice the behavior repeatedly through simulations, and model the behavior. The course kicks off with a “C” (Consequence) because learning how to praise your child in the special way may be the most useful and versatile technique in the series. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 80 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
Video8 videos
Praise Explanationm
Praise8m
Antecedents18m
Antecedents Practice Exercise4m
Shaping13m
Simulation12m
Modeling16m
Reading8 readings
Learn Out of This World Parenting2m
Identify Common Challenging Behaviors2m
Find Companion Books2m
Review Course Requirements3m
Take the Pre-Course Survey10m
Optional Articles10m
Optional Articles20m
Optional Articles20m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Praise6m
Antecedents8m
Shaping6m
Simulation6m
Modeling8m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The ABCs: Part 2 - Consequences

Module 2 focuses on the “C” in the ABC formula which is what comes after the behavior such as praise, rewards, attention, or punishment. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 91 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
Video7 videos
Point Programs12m
Attending & Planned Ignoring17m
Punishment Basics12m
Punishment Practice Exercise4m
Time Out from Reinforcement20m
Spanking and Alternatives13m
Reading2 readings
Optional Articles30m
Optional Articles30m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Positive Opposite6m
Point Programs10m
Attending & Planned Ignoring6m
Punishment Basics8m
Time Out from Reinforcement6m
Spanking and Alternatives8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Advanced ABCs - Troubleshooting and Adolescents

Module 3 takes all the ABC techniques into consideration and outlines ways to improve and expand upon the parenting tools. Learn how to modify techniques for your maturing adolescent along with new techniques to foster communication with your child. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 78 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Troubleshooting: Part 2 - Advanced Techniques13m
Adolescents: Part 121m
Adolescents: Part 219m
Reading2 readings
Please note10m
Optional Articles20m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Troubleshooting: Part 1 - The Basics8m
Troubleshooting: Part 2 - Advanced Techniques6m
Adolescents: Part 16m
Adolescents: Part 26m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Special Topics and Conclusion

Module 4 moves beyond the ABC techniques and considers the larger family environment, misconceptions that might hold you back from implementing an effective behavior-change program, helping your child in school, and warning signs that your child may need professional help along with tips on how to find viable treatments. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 98 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
Video7 videos
Common Misconceptions21m
School Behaviors: Part 1 - Handling Problems14m
School Behaviors: Part 2 - Building Competencies9m
Seeking Professional Help: Part 115m
Seeking Professional Help: Part 28m
Conclusion1m
Reading1 reading
Optional Articles30m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Nurturing Family Environment10m
Common Misconceptions8m
School Behaviors: Part 1 - Handling Problems6m
School Behaviors: Part 2 - Building Competencies6m
Seeking Professional Help: Part 16m
Seeking Professional Help: Part 26m
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Top Reviews

By SBOct 13th 2017

This is a must to do course for parents to be, parents and teachers. We need to build physically and mentally strong kids in future for this we need to adapt to these simple steps as per this course.

By ECNov 18th 2017

I am enjoying this course for its simple easy straight forward approach. Dr Kazdin has done a great job of offering up tips and examples to really make your learning curve take off!

Instructor

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Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, ABPP

Sterling Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry
Department of Psychology

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