Gerontology Program

2012 Behavioral Gerontology Workshop


Behavioral Gerontology:
Principles of Assessment & Intervention

Saturday, 11/10/12, 9:30—Noon                                                 Download Flyer
Chapel Classroom, Bellerive Hall, UMSL South Campus

Gerontologists and aging specialists address challenging behaviors in a variety of service settings. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) takes a scientific approach to behavior and examines how  environmental modifications can be used to treat significant behavioral excesses (e.g., wandering) and behavioral deficits (e.g., social interaction) on an individual and agency-wide level. This introductory workshop will review basic ABA approaches and techniques to enhance your practice.

Agenda:                                                          CLICK HERE to register!

9:00                    Registration & Networking
9:30                    Welcome & Introductions
9:45                    Presentation by Dr. Sly
10:30                  Case Presentations
11:00                  Break
11:15                  Panel Discussion
12:00                  Adjourn & Lunch (provided)

Featured Speaker

Jolene R. Sy, PhD, BCBA-D
Assistant Professor
Director, ABA Program
School of Social Work
Saint Louis University

Dr. Jolene Sy will first provide a brief overview of the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis within the context of gerontological practice. She will discuss how behavior analysis has been used to improve the lives of older adults and provide an overview of the research in this area. Case examples will be presented and followed by a discussion focused on strategies for assessment and treatment organized within a behavioral framework.

Presented by:
The Gerontology Graduate Program, School of Social Work, University of Missouri—St. Louis, and the Program in Applied Behavioral Analysis, School of Social Work, Saint Louis University.

Continuing Education:
CE accreditation is pending through the SLU School of Social Work (7/12). General certificates of attendance will also be available.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Tom Meuser, UMSL, at 314-516-5280 (