DR. SUSAN FRIEDMAN: LIVING & LEARNING WITH ANIMALS
The Science & Practice of Behavior Change
In this seminar, Susan shows how animals learn, and how to humanely encourage appropriate behavior
using the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, which are so effective with human learners.
Susan has been a pioneer in applying these principles to animals.
They rely on a hierarchy of teaching interventions starting with the most positive, least intrusive,
effective behavior solutions, changing behavior through facilitation rather than force.
The focus is on an animals' extraordinary biologic capacity to learn by interacting with its environment.
This seminar teaches that by changing the environment for success, animals learn to behave successfully.
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch break)
1. Understanding & Misunderstanding how Behavior Works
2. Significance of Science to Behavior Consulting
Value of Scientific Method
Levels of Analysis & Obstacles to scientific analysis
Working Definitions-Operationally Defined
3. Two Learning Paradigms: Respondent (S-S-R) & Operant (S-R-S) Learning
4. Understanding & Predicting Behavior
Smallest Meaningful Unit of Analysis
Steps for ABC Assessment
Replacement Behavior & New Skills Model
5. Commitment to Ethical Practice
Hippocratic Oath: Help vs. Harm
Insufficient Criterion: Effectiveness
Least Intrusive Effective Alternative
Case for Empowerment
Empowerment via Enrichment
Best Practices: Controlling Conditions not Animals
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (1 hour lunch break)
1. Changing Behavior-Respondent Strategies
Fear -Exposure Therapies: Flooding, Systematic desensitization, Counter Conditioning, Combination procedures
2. Changing Behavior-Operant Strategies
Antecedents : Nature’s Signals
Consequences: Natures Feedback Loop
Considerations for Effective Reinforcement
Shaping, Targeting, Adding a Cue, Chaining
3. Decreasing Behavior
It’s Definitional; Redirecting; P+ vs. R-; Factors Affecting Punishment; Problems with Punishment; Five Alternatives to Positive Punishment
4. Course Wrap Up
Big Picture Summary
Living & Learning with Animals
WHEN & WHERE
June 10-11, 2017
Dr. Susan Friedman
Kissable Canine LLC
Animals for Adoption
After May 19th:
Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.
Dr. Friedman is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University. She has helped pioneer the cross-species application of behavior analysis to animals, using the same humane philosophy and scientifically sound teaching technology that has been so effective with human learners.
Susan has co-authored chapters on behavior change in four veterinary texts, and her popular articles have been translated into 13 languages. She gives seminars on animal learning at conferences and consults with zoos around the world. Susan is a member of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expo faculty, and teaches yearly hands-on animal training workshops with Steve Martin (www.naturalencouters.com).
Susan was appointed to the F&WS Condor Recovery Team from 2002 – 2010, after which time the team was retired due to the success of the birds in the wild. She is the Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee of American Humane Association (AHA) Film and TV Unit, and a member in good standing of ABAI, AZA, ABMA, IAABC and IAATE. This year she was included on the Vet Tech College’s list of “15 Animal Professors to Know.”
Susan’s acclaimed on-line course, Living and Learning with Animals for behavior professionals, has provided even wider dissemination of effective, humane behavior change practices to students in over 30 countries (www.behaviorworks.org)
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Springfield, VA (D.C. Area)
Veterinary Holistic Center
7950 Woodruff Court - Unit 1
Springfield, VA 22151
(click here for map)
Local drive times:
10 min. from Fairfax; 35 min. from Arlington, DC & Silver Spring, 1 hr. from Baltimore.
Just a short distance from Exit 54 of the Capital Beltway. Take Braddock Rd /Rte. 620 Exit (Exit 54 A or B).
Early Bird Rates: $85 per person per day and $169 per person for both days.
Regular Rates (After May 19): $95 per person per day and $189 per person for both days
GROUP REGISTRATION & RATES
Group Rates of 3 or More: $139 per person for both days.
Click the below button for Group Reservations.
All deposits fully refunded, at any time, in case a person needs to cancel a reservation for any reason. There is never a cancellation fee.
PAYING BY CHECK
Please make checks payable to:
Petworkshops, LLC / Puppyworks
P.O. Box 938
New Paltz, NY 12561
REGISTER & PAY ONLINE
Early Bird Ends
May 19, 2017
DOG & PEOPLE RULES
Due to space limitations, we will not be permitterd to have dogs in the meeting room (other than service dogs, of course.)
CONDUCT: During the lectures, please turn off all cell phone and pager audio alerts. Please take all private conversations outside while the speakers are presenting.
BABIES: The presence of a baby is likely to be distracting to other participants, so we ask that you refrain from bringing any babies or very young children into the lecture hall.
VIDEOTAPING: No videotaping or audiotaping is permitted. A selection of videotapes and books will be available for sale.
SHOPPING: A selection of books and videos will be available for sale.
PARKING: There should be ample parking at the seminar location.
PLACES TO STAY
Hotel rates are seasonal and may increase the closer you get to the dates of your stay there. The rates below were quoted in late 2016.
Springfield, Va (D.C. Area)
6550 Loisdale Road
Springfield VA 22150 (703-971-8900 $103+
Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA
7010 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 866-6045 $169+
TownPlace Suites Marriott Springfield
6245 Brandon Ave.
Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 569-8060 $104+
Courtyard Marriott Springfield
6710 Commerce St.
Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 924-7200 $102+