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THIS HAS SADLY BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A LACK OF BOOKINGS

Living and Learning with Animals:  The Fundamental Principles and Procedures of Teaching and Learning

Presented by the World Famous Psychology Professor 

Dr Susan Friedman

Living and Learning with Animals (LLA) is a 2 day course focused on the fundamental principles of learning and behaviour, and the behaviour change technology known as applied behaviour analysis. All animals change their behaviour due to experience, i.e., they learn, which gives this course trans-species, and interdisciplinary relevance to all professionals working with behaviour.  

 

Topics are presented with slides and illustrative videos and include the following:  How Behaviour Works: Understanding and Misunderstanding Behaviour; The Significance of Science to Behaviour Consulting; Respondent and Operant Learning; Functional Assessment; The Commitment to Ethical Practice; The Case for Empowerment; Procedures for Changing Respondent Behaviour; Procedures for Changing Operant Behaviour; and, Designing Behaviour Change Plans. As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be better able to teach learners effectively and humanely.

Event Information:

 

When: 10:00am -5:00pm, 14th and 15th February 2017.  Registration opens at 9:00am.

 

Where: Aztec Hotel and Spa, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4TS (see map).

 

Cost: Full two days £150; for the first day only £115.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR BOTH DAYS - ENDS 14th MARCH 2016 - £135

 

Group discount for 3 or more people until all tickets are sold (places must be booked together) - £135 per person.

 

** LLA is designed to be a two day course in behaviour analysis.  Particpants are therefore strongly encouraged to attend both days in order to cover all of the topics and learn the foundations to accurately assess and resolve behaviour problems.

 

Refreshments: Unlimited refreshments throughout the day;  2 Course hot and cold buffet lunch.

 

How to book your place: Complete the registration form and either email or post to:

ali@dogbehaviourconsultant.co.uk or Alison Scott, 12 Park Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Sn16 0BX .

N.B. Payment must be received in order to secure your place.  Email confirmation will then be sent of your booking. 

There are limited places and we are expecting an early sell out and so book now to avoid disappointment.

 

How to make the payment: The payment for the full amount must be made to secure your place.  Payment can be made by:

Cheque – Please make cheques payable to Alison Scott and post to 12Park Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0BX.

Bank transfer – Lloyds, Mrs Alison Scott, 77-10-13, 28661660.  Please reference the payment with your surname and ‘workshop’.

 

 

About Dr Susan Friedman:

Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. ABA, with its roots in human learning, offers a scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that can improve the lives of all learners.

 

Students from 22 different countries have participated in Susan's online courses, Living and Learning with Animals for Professionalsand Living and Learning with Parrots for Caregivers. She has written chapters on learning and behaviour for three veterinary texts (Behavior of Exotic Pets, Clinical Avian Medicine, and Manual of Parrot Behavior), and is a frequent contributor to popular magazines.

 

Susans's articles appear in eleven languages and she has presented seminars for a wide variety of professional organisations around the world.  She has been nominated for the Media Award given by the International Association of Behavior Analysis for her efforts to disseminate to pet owners, veterinarians, animal trainers and zookeepers the essential tools they need to empower and enrich the lives of the animals in their care.

Further information:

Venue:

Perfectly located close to the M4 and M5 interchange, you can enjoy the character and heritage of Bristols harbour side, the fantastic shopping and historic Roman Baths.  The hotel also offers fantastic facilities. 

 

Accomodation:

The Aztec have kindly agreed to offer delegates a discount on accomodation at the 4 star hotel which includes fantactic spa facilities:

 

All rates per room, per night Bed and breakfast £120.00

Dinner, bed and breakfast £155.00

Lodge on the park - all rates per room, per night Room only £99.00

 

When booking accomodation please state that you are attending Susan Friedmans conference. 

 

Responsible Dog Ownership:

  • Due to the nature of the event, no dogs will be allowed to attend. If you need to bring your own dog(s), there will be a morning, lunchtime and afternoon break at which time you can take your dogs for a walk. All owners must be responsible and keep their dogs on the lead.

  • In the event of sunny weather, there is no shade in the car park.

  • Alison Scott and the Aztec Hotel and Spa will not be held responsible for any dogs left in cars during the course, or for any harm incurred when left in the car, or during walks around the venue.

 

Travel:

If travelling by Satnav enter the postcode BS32 4TS.

 

From M4 Junction 20 - East and West
• Join M5 (South West) and keep to the nearside lane as lanes merge.
• Junction 16 (M5) is only a short distance from the M4. 
• At the exit, stay in the left filter lane, turning left at the roundabout, heading towards Bristol/Filton. 
• Move across to the centre lane ready for the next (large) roundabout. You will see the hotel on your right.
• To reach the hotel turn right into the Aztec Business Park and then left at the small roundabout. 
• Take the next (immediate) left turn and then left again into the hotel car park. 

From M5 North
• Leave the M5 at junction 16 (from the North it is close by after passing under the M4/M5 interchange). 
• Be sure to move over to the nearside lane ready for Junction 16. 
• At the exit, stay in the left filter lane, turning left at the roundabout, heading towards Bristol/Filton. 
• Move across to the centre lane ready for the next (large) roundabout. You will see the hotel on your right.
• To reach the hotel turn right into the Aztec Business Park and then left at the small roundabout. 
• Take the next (immediate) left turn and then left again into the hotel car park. 

From M5 South
• Leave the M5 at junction 16. 
• At the junction roundabout turn right. 
• At the next roundabout you will see the hotel on your right. 
• To reach the hotel, turn right into the Aztec Business park and then left at the small roundabout. 
• Take the next (immediate) left turn and then left again into the hotel car park.

 

Terms and conditions:

  • All cancellations will incur a £25 admin fee.

  • There are no refunds, 90 days prior to the event.  If you are unable to attend, please let me know as it may be possible to sell your ticket to someone on the waiting list.

  • In the event of the seminar being rescheduled, a new deadline 90 days prior to the rescheduled date will become effective to allow anyone who cannot attend the new date to receive a refund.

  • In the event of the semiar having to be rescheduled or cancelled, Alison Scott will not be held responsible for any financial loss from earnings, travel or expenses.  

 

Questions:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email; ali@dogbehaviourconsultant.co.uk