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Hosted by: FTF Behavioral Consulting, Inc.

Presenter:  Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Application Support:

Anthony Cammilleri, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Mahshid Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Kelsey Ruppel, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Theresa Fiani, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Claire Egan, Ph.D., BCBA

Alexandra Beckwith

Shana Rodriguez

Matthew Carbone

Workshop Schedule:

Workshop Details and Description:

The month of April:
  •  Attendees will complete a 10-hr On-Demand CEU training presented by Dr. Hanley on Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment OR a 12-hr On-Demand CEU Training on PFA-SBT for Implementors presented by Drs. Hanley, Ruppel, and Cammilleri at their convenience during April. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on accessing the training. 

PFA-SBT (10 CEUs/10 hours): In this presentation, Dr. Hanley introduces the attendees to the latest iteration of the practical, functional assessment process (PFA) that allows for the development of skill-based treatments (SBTs) capable of producing socially valid outcomes. Next, an effective and parent-validated treatment process for problem behavior is described, emphasizing the generally applicable approach for teaching contextually appropriate behavior following the shaping of a communication and toleration repertoire. The relevance of an “enhanced choice” model for minimizing risks and expanding the practitioner’s scope of practice and the logistics of implementing the assessment and treatment processes under various practice constraints and resources are also discussed.

A Training on PFA-SBT for Implementors (10 CEUs/12 hours): The roles of implementors in functional assessment and treatment processes vary widely. In this training, implementors will clearly understand the values and priorities underlying the Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) processes, as well as their multiple roles in these processes. They will learn how to discuss and implement the PFA and SBT processes with diverse client populations through lectures, active responses, video models, and computer-based differential feedback. In addition, implementors will learn specific skills such as setting up analyses, collecting and graphing data, how to bring joy, progress an establishing operation, prompt a skill, differentially reinforce, responding to both mild and severe forms of problem behavior, and extending the skills to new evocative situations. They will also learn the general skills of supporting and responding to parents and becoming effective supervisees.

  •  Recorded 2-hr On Demand CEU of the follow-up Q&A session, to be completed at your convenience during April.

This complimentary Q&A session will include answers to questions raised during Dr. Hanley’s presentation and additional questions about this process that are often asked of our consultants.

May 12th:
  • Design Session in small zoom groups that will include a 1-hr Q&A session with Dr. Hanley and a 3-hr PFA-SBT Design session with one of our lead consultants.

These sessions are for professionals who have already completed the 10-hr on-demand PFA/SBT training by Dr. Hanley, and are ready to design a PFA and SBT plan for a client in their care.

These sessions will be conducted via zoom, including a 1-hr Q&A with Dr. Hanley and a 3-hr PFA/SBT design session with one of our lead consultants in a small group. This is an additional capacity-building opportunity with one of our doctoral-level BCBA consultants, which will primarily focus on the following:

  • Learning to extract unique synthesized reinforcement contingencies from interviews
  • Designing safe and effective functional analyses from the interviews
  • Designing the initial steps of a skill-based treatment informed by the results of the practical, functional assessment process and the terminal goals of treatment for a client.

The focus of these sessions will be on the foundations of identifying individualized reinforcement and evocative contexts for a learner. Your consultant will guide you to use a backward design in your analysis that is informed by your client’s terminal goals of treatment. While individual questions and problem-solving are encouraged, unique cases may be better addressed via an individualized consultation.

Successful completion of the design session will yield 3 General BACB CEUs.

  • May 12th Design Session :
    • Q&A Session with Dr. Hanley: 10:30-11:30 AM EST
    • Design Session with FTF Consultant: 12:00 PM -3:00 PM EST
  • Attendees will be provided with updated implementation support materials that will include:
    • Sample scripts for caregivers and administrators on the importance and applicability of the PFA and SBT process
    • Samples of PFA and SBT workbooks (including examples)
    • Samples of PFA and SBT completed reports with suggested IEP goals as well as blank templates,
    • Example graphs of assessment and treatment results as well as excel graph templates for the assessment and treatment analysis results.
    • Task analysis of IISCA and SBT app.
May 12th – May 31st
  • Attendees will complete a 1-hr On-Demand CEU training presented by Dr. Hanley on Tips for Expediting the Skill-Based Treatment Process at their convenience during the remaining month of May following the design session. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on accessing the training. 

In this course, Dr. Hanley presents tips for expediting the SBT process and discusses how to achieve socially meaningful outcomes faster. Knowing how to uphold the core values of safety, rapport, and televisibility while progressing expeditiously through SBT is essential because slow processes are less reinforcing for the student or client, sometimes insufficiently reinforcing for the implementor, and sometimes excruciating for the parent or school-based colleagues who are wondering why the child always seems to be in that “damn” context in which they are simply getting their way!

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Apr 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am
May 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
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