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BEHP1141: A Behavioral Approach to the Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse is a Course

BEHP1141: A Behavioral Approach to the Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse

Time limit: 14 days
3.0 credits

$39 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 2 hours, 38 minutes
Credit: 3 Learning CEs

Presenter: W. Joseph Wyatt, Ph.D.

Course Description: Three historic disaster cases of child sexual abuse are described with erroneous findings functionally analyzed.  Representative research on false allegation rate includes the interviewer’s questioning style (when the interviewer has a bias that something happened), the use of anatomically detailed dolls, children’s verbal styles and negative stereotyping by the interviewer and others. Clear recommendations are provided for interviewing children with cautions relative to popular methods by which nonprofessionals are trained.


  • Articulate the false allegation rate.
  • Describe the functional analysis of three high-profile cases gone wrong.
  • Describe representative research on child interviews.
  • List recommendations for professional practice in interviewing children who may have been sexually abused.
  • Describe cautions regarding erroneous beliefs and techniques in child interviewing.

Keywords: Child sexual abuse, interviewing, assessment, research, training
This course is recommended for individuals interested in the application of behavioral practice in the area of child welfare.

Access: 2 weeks

Note: The two weeks' access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access. 

Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA type-2 on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again.

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Important note:  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number to your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number. 

Refund Policy

Refunds are not provided once a course has been accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)