In our ongoing effort to disseminate safe, dignified, and effective assessment and treatment processes, FTF Behavioral Consulting is pleased to offer new training opportunities for busy professionals.

All courses will be taught by licensed, doctoral-level board certified behavior analysts (BCBA-Ds). FTF trainers and consultants are experienced practitioners and researchers. Each has directly facilitated meaningful outcomes for children and young adults using PFA-based treatments and are actively contributing to the peer-reviewed literature on which all FTF training and consulting is based.

Courses below offer a variety of advanced education, application, and/or implementation experience in PFA-SBT, Balance, and Sleep, using a multiple exemplar training model. Click on each course below to see course description.

Students may have the opportunity to purchase one-on-one consults with their instructors post-class.

Participants:

Our courses are designed for Board Certified Behavior Analysts, students of behavior analysis, Special Educators, Speech and Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Psychologists, or other professionals working with clients and their caregivers. If you have any questions on which course is most appropriate for you please e-mail Dr. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (dr.g@ftfbc.com).

Continuing Education Credits:

For information on number and type of CEUs and credentialing levels met, please refer to the course description.

Courses Offered:

Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Sleep Problems: Education, Application, and Implementation

Course Description

Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Sleep Problems: Education, Application, and Implementation

This course will allow a professional-caregiver dyad the opportunity to learn about a behavioral approach to understanding and treating sleep problems. Each dyad will have the opportunity to conduct a sleep assessment and design a personalized sleep treatment, begin implementing the plan, and receive feedback and problem-solving assistance as the plan is implemented. This course may be particularly useful for professionals who are considering remote supervision of programs that can be implemented by caregivers or staff who are with the client at night. Although not required, this course is most suitable for a professional who has a client that will consent to participation (i.e., assessment and treatment data to be shared in class) in this applied course.  

The course will consist of 12 hours of instruction. Six hours will be dedicated to interactive lecture and review of the Sleep Assessment and Treatment Tool (SATT) and six hours will be dedicated to design and application with Q&A and coaching provided by Dr. Ghaemmaghami. Successful completion of the course will yield 12 General Type 2 BACB continuing education credits.

Course Offering and Schedule
Course Instructor Day Time Timeline Status
Sleep Course Dr. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami Wednesdays 3-5 PM EST May-June 2022 Registration Open
Sleep Course Dr. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami Wednesdays TBD November-December 2022 Information to be posted soon

 

Next Schedule:

Schedule Date Time
Live Class Schedule Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
3-5 PM EST

To Register for this class, please fill out the form below.

PFA-SBT Level 2 Credentialing Course: Design and Application Support

Course Description

Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment: Level 2 Education, Design and Enhanced Application Support

This course is for professionals who are new to the PFA and SBT process as well as those who already use it in their daily practice but would like access to expert-led planning and trouble-shooting of their PFA and initial steps of SBT for a specific client.   Although not required, this course is most suitable for a professional who has a client that will consent to participation (i.e., assessment and treatment data to be shared in class) in this applied course.  

 

This course will consist of 16 hours of synchronous and asynchronous instruction, including 8 hours of pre-recorded video instruction presented by Dr. Greg Hanley and weekly discussion, and case-specific review, and collaborative problem-solving of PFA and SBT planning and implementation. Attendance in live classes and completion of on-demand content will yield 12 Type 2 BACB continuing education credits. Two of the credit hours will be dedicated to ethics and two will be dedicated to supervision. Attendance in all live classes and presentation of PFA and SBT implementation planning for a specific case are necessary to qualify for Level 2 credentials.

All classes will be conducted via video conferencing software (i.e., Zoom), which is free to download and use. Dropbox will be used to share and upload weekly implementation content.

Course Offering and Schedule
Course Instructor Day Time Timeline Status
PFA-SBT Level 2 Dr. Theresa Fiani Thursdays 3-5 PM EST January/March 2022 Class Ended
PFA-SBT Level 2 Dr. Theresa Fiani Wednesdays 1-3 PM EST August/October 2022 Registration Open

 

Next Schedule:

Schedule Date Time
On-demand PFA-SBT course (10 CEUs) TBD N/A
Live Class Schedule Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
1-3 PM EST

To Register for this class, please fill out the form below.

PFA-SBT Level 4 Credentialing Course: Education, Application, and Implementation

Course Description

PFA-SBT Level 4: Education, Application, and Implementation

This course is for professionals who would like a supervised experience in their application of the process with a specific client.  This course is appropriate for professionals who are new to the PFA and SBT process as well as those who already use it in their daily practice but would like more supervision. This course can be taken individually or in a dyad (lead and support implementers).

A pre-requisite for taking the course is having a client that will consent to participation (i.e., videos of implementation to be shared in class) in this applied course. The course is designed to guide the lead implementer (and the support in the dyad) in their application of the process for one of their clients from case conceptualization through implementation of initial SBT CAB branches.

This course will consist of a of 32 hours of synchronous and asynchronous instruction, including 8 hours of pre-recorded video instruction presented by Dr. Greg Hanley, weekly interactive lectures and review of case-specific SBT implementation and troubleshooting. Attendance in live classes and completion of on-demand content will yield 18 Type 2 BACB continuing education credits. Three of the credit hours will be dedicated to ethics and four will be dedicated to supervision.  Attendance in live classes and presentation of implementation progress are necessary to achieve Level 4 (lead implementer) and Level 3 (support implementer in a dyad must also attend all classes) credentials.

All classes will be conducted via video conferencing software (i.e., Zoom), which is free to download and use.  Dropbox will be used to share and upload weekly implementation content.

 

Course Offering and Schedule
Course Instructor Day Time Timeline Status
PFA-SBT Level 4 Dr. Anthony Cammilleri Thursdays 3-5 PM EST January/April 2022 Class Ended
PFA-SBT Level 4 Dr. Kelsey Ruppel Tuesdays 3-5 PM EST March/July 2022 Class Ended
PFA-SBT Level 4 Dr. Kelsey Ruppel Tuesdays 2-5 PM EST August/November 2022 Registration Open

 

Next Schedule:

Schedule Date Time
On-demand PFA-SBT course (10 CEUs) July 18- August 29, 2022
(Must be completed to attend live classes)
N/A
Class 1* (3 hours): Interviewing Tips, IISCA Design, SBT Design, Reflection Tips: August 30, 2022 2-5 PM EST
Class 2* (3 hours): IISCA Review and Reflection:  September 6, 2022 2-5 PM EST
Classes 3-11 (2 hours): Treatment Review (Meeting form, graphs, videos) Sept 13, 2022
Sept 20, 2022—NO CLASS
Sept 27, 2022
Oct 4, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Oct 18, 2022
Oct 25, 2022
Nov 1, 2022
Nov 8, 2022
Nov 15, 2022
2-4:30 PM EST

To Register for this class, please fill out the form below.

PFA-SBT Level 6 Credentialing Course: Advanced Education, Application, Implementation & Supervision

Course Description

PFA-SBT Level 6: Advanced Education, Application, Implementation & Supervision

This course is for PFA-SBT Credential Level 4 professionals who would like to advance to Level 6 and receive supervision from an FTF instructor while they coach at least two new implementation teams (e.g., lead implementer and a client for each team) from case conceptualization and planning through implementation of PFA and SBT. This course can be taken individually or in a dyad with a lead implementer who has a minimum of Level 1 credentials who can then achieve a Level 5 credential through this course.

This course will consist of 30 hours of synchronous and asynchronous instruction, including 3 hours of pre-recorded video instruction, weekly interactive lectures and review of case-specific SBT implementations, team-specific supervision, and troubleshooting. All classes will be conducted via video conferencing software (i.e., Zoom), which is free to download and use.  Dropbox will be used to share and upload weekly implementation content.

A pre-requisite for taking the course is having at least two new implementation teams (i.e., lead implementer and a client for each team) and respective clients that will consent to participation (i.e., videos of implementation and supervision must be shared in class) in this applied course. The course is designed to guide the Level 6 candidate in their indirect coaching and support of new implementers of the PFA-SBT process, including design and implementation of PFA and initial steps of SBT as well as treatment extensions.

Attendance in all live classes and completion of on-demand content will yield 14 Type 2 BACB (3 ethics, 4 supervision) continuing education credits for Level 6 candidate. Attendance in the two designated live classes (see schedule) and completion of on-demand content will yield 9 Type 2 BACB (3 ethics, 1 supervision) continuing education credits for Level 5 candidate.  Completion of all on-demand content and attendance in all live classes and presentation of implementation and supervision progress are necessary to achieve Level 6 credentials.  Completion of all on-demand content and attendance in first and last live classes and a final presentation of case-specific implementation are necessary to achieve Level 5 credentials.

Course Offering and Schedule
Course Instructor Day Time Timeline Status
PFA-SBT Level 6 Dr. Anthony Cammilleri Wednesdays 3-5:30 PM EST August/December 2022 Registration Open
PFA-SBT Level 6 TBA TBD TBD TBD Information to be posted soon.

 

Next Schedule:

Schedule Date Time
1-hr CEU:
Skill-Based Treatment Extension: Generalization and Maintenance (by Dr. Ruppel)
Two 1-hr advance CEUs from the list below:
Tips for Expediting the Skill-Based Treatment Process (by Dr. Hanley)
Beyond FCT: Avoiding Delay-Induced Resurgence of Problem Behavior (by Dr. Ghaemmaghami)
Advancing the Complexity of Communication During FCT (by Dr. Ward)
Preventing Escalation in the Analysis of Severe Problem Behavior (by Dr. Gover)
Prompting, Shaping, & Differential Reinforcement (by Dr. Ruppel)
August 1-31, 2022
(Must be completed to attend live classes)
N/A
Class 1* (3 hours, Level 6 candidate only): Train-The Trainer Workshop August 31, 2022 3-6 PM EST
Classes 2-7 (2 hours, Level 6 candidate only): Supervision Review (Meeting form, graphs, videos) September 7, 2022
September 14, 2022
September 21, 2022 (No Class)
September 28, 2022
October 5, 2022
October 12, 2022
October 19, 2022 (No Class)
October 26, 2022
3-5:30 PM EST
Class 8* (3 hours Level 5 and 6): SBT Generalization & Maintenance Design, Reflection Tips November 2, 2022 3-6 PM EST
Class 9-11 (2 hours, Level 6 candidate only): Supervision Review (Meeting form, graphs, videos) Novembere 9, 2022
November 16, 2022
November 23, 2022 (No Class)
November 30, 2022
3-5:30 PM EST
Class 12* (3 hours, both Level 5 and Level 6 candidates): Implementation and Implementer Review (Level 5 candidates final case presentations) December 7, 2022 3-6 PM EST

To Register for this class, please fill out the form below.

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