Brewing Behavioral Success: Navigating Rule-Governed Behavior in Clinical Practice

CEUs: 2 Learning BACB®
Presenter(s): Megan Deleon Miller, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA


How often do you think about rule-governed behavior in your everyday behavior analytic practices? If you were like me, you talked about it as an interesting behavior phenomena but you learned very little about assessing, addressing, or using rule governed behavior as part of your behavior intervention and programming practices. For the past 10 years, I have explored the presence of rule governed behavior within clinical service delivery. In this webinar, I share how this exploration is informing my current coaching and practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the concept of rule-governed behavior and its significance in clinical practice.
  • Participants will learn to identify examples of rule-governed behavior in various clinical scenarios and understand its impact on client progress.
  • Participants will identify strategies to effectively use rule-governed behavior as a tool to support and promote skill development in clients.
  • Participants will provide at least 1 example of how to address and modify rule-governed behavior that may be hindering client progress.
  • Participants will be able to make use of the resources provided to problem-solve at least 1 clinical case.
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In this enriching webinar, we’ll delve deep into the complex world of rule-governed behavior, a concept as integral to behavioral analysis as coffee is to a morning routine.

Much like crafting the perfect cup of coffee, understanding and applying rule-governed behavior in clinical practice requires precision, understanding, and a bit of art. We’ll start by exploring the practical aspects of rule-governed behavior, providing a clear, comprehensible foundation. From this base, we’ll examine real-life examples, demonstrating how rule-governed behavior manifests in various clinical scenarios.

But what’s a brew without its unique blend? We will discuss innovative ways to use rule-governed behavior as a supportive framework, enhancing skill development and fostering progress in clients. Conversely, we’ll also tackle the challenges – what to do when rule-governed behavior becomes an obstacle rather than an aid in a client’s journey.

In addition, the webinar will offer practical programming examples. These will serve as templates or starting points, which can be adapted to suit different clinical needs. And if time permits, we’ll engage in an interactive brainstorming session. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to apply the concepts discussed to various case examples, encouraging collaborative learning and the sharing of best practices.

“Brewing Behavioral Success” is more than just a presentation; it’s an opportunity to refine your understanding of rule-governed behavior and to learn how to blend these rules into effective, compassionate clinical practice. Perfect for behavior analysts, this webinar promises to be as enriching and invigorating as your favorite coffee. Join us to add an extra shot of expertise to your professional skill set!

Dr. Megan DeLeon (Miller) is a renowned behavior analyst, author, and speaker. As the creator of the Do Better Movement and founder of the Do Better Collective, she is dedicated to advancing the field of behavior analysis. With a Ph.D. in Special Education and Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University, and years of experience as an adjunct professor, Dr. DeLeon is a respected expert in her field.

In addition to co-authoring several journal publications and book chapters, she is the co-author of the influential book “7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control.” Her passion for empowering others in the field led her to launch the #dobetter professional development movement in 2018, offering training and resources through an online community, webinars, and a podcast.

As an invited speaker for organizations worldwide, Dr. DeLeon shares her expertise in best practices for early intervention and addressing challenging behavior. She is dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the field of behavior analysis and education and the lives of those it serves.

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Single On-Demand

Course Presenter

Megan Miller, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA


Paid, Included with Trail Blazers


Assessment, Challenging Behavior, Intervention