Course Descriptions

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.

Classes size will be held to a maximum of 10 students to keep the learning experience intimate. Our courses are more than just a didactic experience—we help you address one of your challenging cases. For example, by the end of the PFA/SBT course, participating professionals will have had the opportunity to plan and conduct the PFA process, develop a personalized SBT plan for their client, begin implementing the plan, and receive feedback and problem solving assistance as the plan is implemented.

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.

Class Structure: 

Courses will consist of:

  • Interactive lecture
  • Clinical case review for 1 child/client per participating professional
  • Private discussion board where participants will support one another with instructor guidance

Students will also have the opportunity to purchase one-on-one consults with their instructors post-class at a reduced rate.

Participants:

Our courses are designed for Board Certified Behavior Analysts, students of behavior analysis, Special Educators, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Psychologists. In general, there are no prerequisites for the courses, however some are designed for students who are more intimate with the process and some for first-time students. See the courses below for these designations. We encourage students to self-select their placement, but if you have any questions on which course is most appropriate for you please e-mail Dr. Anthony Cammilleri (acammilleri@ftfbc.com).

Continuing Education Credits:

The opportunity to earn CEUs is available for all courses. The amount and type will depend on the course.

Partial Scholarships:

Because our mission is about dissemination, a limited number of partial scholarships are available per course, up to 25% off the full course price. Note that full scholarships are not available at this time. If you receive a scholarship it will be in the form of 10-25% off the full price of the course.  If you would like to apply for a partial scholarship, please fill out the form here.

Upcoming Courses

2021: November/December - Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Sleep Problems: From Infancy to Adulthood (Live via Zoom)

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, and it may be particularly suitable at this time as children and parents are at home and may have more availability and flexibility for the implementation of this treatment.

Class Schedule, 3:00 – 5:00 PM EST

  • Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021
  • Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021

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.

Scholarship deadline for this course is October 20th

Registration deadline is: October 27th . If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

To register for this course, click here.

2022: January/March - PFA/SBT

Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment

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. The course is designed to meet you at your personal level of skill and then extend your skill to the next level.

This course will consist of 20 hours worth of instructional content, including access to 8 hours of pre-recorded video instruction presented by Dr. Greg Hanley. Successful completion of the course will yield 16 Type 2 BACB continuing education credits. Four of the credit hours will be dedicated to supervision and 3 will be dedicated to ethics.

Live, biweekly instruction will then take place with Dr. Anthony Cammilleri

All classes will be conducted via video conferencing software (i.e., Zoom), which is free to download and use.

Class Schedule, 3:00 – 5:00 PM EST (GMT -4)

  • Thursday, January 6, 2022
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022

A limited number of need-based partial scholarships ranging from 10% to 25% of the full price ($2,000) of the course. Scholarship deadline for this course is December 23rd.

Registration deadline is: December 29th, 2021. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase additional consults with the instructor, post-class.

Email Shana Rodriguez to request the consults at srodriguez@ftfbc.com.

To register for this course, click here.

2022: April/May - Balance: Home-based Program Addressing Emerging Problem Behavior

Balance: A Parent-Professional Collaborative Approach to Emerging Problem Behavior

Description:

A set of social skills including functional communication, delay tolerance, and cooperation with adult instructions has been shown to reduce severe problem behavior among children with autism. Teaching these skills to typically developing preschoolers has also been demonstrated to reduce problem behavior and prevent it from developing. From this foundation, we developed the Balance Program, a skill-based curriculum to be delivered in the home, by parents to their young children recently diagnosed with autism, with the goal of preventing the development of severe problem behavior. Our empirical evaluation of the program showed decreases in emerging problem behavior across all participants, as well as increases in social and cooperation skills.

This course is designed for professionals who work with the families of young children with autism. In this course, we will review data from the empirical evaluation of the Balance Program, discuss the program content and format in detail, and attendees will have the opportunity to design an individualized application of the Balance Program for a family they serve. The course will consist of 11.5 hours of instructional content, including 3.5 hours of prerecorded video instruction by Dr. Ruppel and Dr. Hanley. Successful completion of the course will yield 12 BACB CEUs.

Attendees will receive electronic versions of the Balance Program manuals (professional and parent versions), including data sheets and implementation checklists.

The course will have 4 classes with each lasting 2 hours, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST.

All classes will be conducted via video conferencing software (i.e., Zoom), which is free to download and use.

Class Schedule 
Kelsey Ruppel, Ph.D., BCBA-D

  • Wednesday, April, 6, 2022
  • Wednesday, August, 20, 2022
  • Wednesday, May, 4, 2022
  • Wednesday, May, 18, 2022

A limited number of need-based partial scholarships ranging from 10% to 25% of the full price ($2,000) of the course. Scholarship deadline for this course is March 23rd.

Registration deadline is: March 30th, 2022. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase 6 30-min one-on-one consults with the instructor, post-class, at a reduced rate.

Email Shana Rodriguez to request the consults at srodriguez@ftfbc.com.

To register for this course, click here.

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