Helplessness, Extinction, and Programming for Coping
Join Dee Hiatt as we take a look at learned helplessness, the risks of extinction, and how we should go about teaching coping skills. Our goal as a field must continually work toward well-being and independence for our students. We’ll discuss how we can pursue that goal through programmatically teaching coping and avoiding risky interventions.
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
· Participants will understand the role coping plays in a student’s capacity for independence and safety
· Participants can state the risks involved with extinction
· Participant will define learned helplessness
· Participants will describe coping behaviors and understand how to teach them