Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency

$21.00 | CE Hours:7.00 | Intermediate

CEU Course Description

This course illustrates how the the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project is the first major opportunity to use a behavioral economics lens to look at programs that serve poor and vulnerable people in the United States. Behavioral economics combines insights from psychology and economics. The BIAS project aims to use tools from behavioral economics to improve the well-being of individuals and families served by programs that the ACF (Administration for Children and Families) supports.  This course describes the application of behavioral economics in the early stages of the BIAS project, and provides an overview of the field, presents an approach to applying behavioral economics to human services programs, and shares insights from three case studies in the BIAS project.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss how perception is shaped by subtle aspects of the way information is presented and can have an outsized influence on behavior.

2.  Enumerate the behavioral economics principles associated with the psychology of scarcity.

3.  Explain how program staff can encourage desired behavioral outcomes by emphasizing an individual’s strengths or successes.

4.  Investigate the important strategies for overcoming a person’s limited cognition.

5.  Define fundamental attribution error and describe how awareness of this is useful for practitioners.

6.  Identify the constraints on people’s ability to process, understand, and recall information.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

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Added On: 2015-01-27

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