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. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (Dr.G@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

January - February 2021: Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems (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, 8:00 – 10:00 AM EST

  • Monday, Jan 11, 8-10 AM EST
  • Monday, Jan 18, 8-10 AM EST
  • Monday, Jan 25, 8-10 AM EST
  • Monday, Feb 1, 8-10 AM EST
  • Monday, Feb 8, 8-10 AM EST
  • Monday, Feb 15, 9-10 AM EST

The course will consist of 12 hours of instruction. Four hours will be dedicated to interactive lecture and review of the Sleep Assessment and Treatment Tool (SATT) and eight hours will be dedicated to application with Q&A and coaching provided by Dr. Ghaemmaghami.

Successful completion of this course will yield 12 BACB CEUs (10 General, 2 Ethics).

A limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available ranging from 10% to 25% of the full price ($1200) of the course. The Scholarship deadline for this course is December 28, 2020. 

The registration and payment deadline is January 4, 2021. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase five 20-min one-on-one consults with the instructor, post-class, at a reduced rate.

To register for this course, click here.

Past Courses

August - November 2020: PFA/SBT (Beginner)

Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) of Severe Problem Behavior (Beginner Course)

This course is for professionals who are new to the PFA and SBT process and wish to use it in their daily practice. The course is designed to give you an introduction to the assessment and treatment process from the ground up and prepare you to run your first (or second or third) application of the process. 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. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (Dr.G@ftfbc.com).

This course consists of 22 hours of instructional content, including access to 10 hours of pre-recorded video instruction presented by Dr. Greg Hanley. Live, biweekly instruction will then take place with Dr. Anthony Cammilleri.

Successful completion of the course will yield 16 Type 2 BACB continuing education credits (9 General, 4 Supervision, and 3 Ethics).

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

Class Schedule, 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST

  • Monday, Aug 31, 4-6 pm EST
  • Monday, Sept 14, 4-6 pm EST
  • Monday, Sept 28, 4-6 pm EST
  • Monday, Oct 12, 4-6 pm EST
  • Monday, Oct 26, 4-6 pm EST
  • Monday, Nov 9, 4-6 pm EST

A limited number of need-based partial scholarships ranging from 10% to 25% of the full price ($2,000) of the course. The Scholarship application deadline for this course is August 17th. 

The registration and payment deadline is August 24th. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase ten 20-min one-on-one consults with the instructor, post-class, at a reduced rate.

To register for this course, click here.

June - August 2020: PFA/SBT (Advanced)

Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) of Severe Problem Behavior (Advanced Course)

This course is for professionals who are intimate with the PFA and SBT process, and perhaps actively use it in their daily practice. The course is designed to take your practice to the next level and focus on fine conditional discriminations of this process. 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. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (Dr.G@ftfbc.com).

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.

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

Class Schedule, 4:00 – 7:00 PM EST

  • Monday, June 22, 2020
  • Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Monday, July 20, 2020
  • Monday, August 3, 2020

Scholarship deadline for this course is June 8th.

Registration deadline is: June 15th. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

To register for this course, click here.

June - August 2020: Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

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, June 24, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The course will consist of 12 hours of instruction. Four hours will be dedicated to interactive lecture and review of the Sleep Assessment and Treatment Tool (SATT) and eight hours will be dedicated to application with Q&A and coaching provided by Dr. Ghaemmaghami.

Scholarship deadline for this course is June 10th

Registration deadline is: June 17th . If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

To register for this course, click here.

May - July 2020: PFA/SBT (Beginner)

Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) of Severe Problem Behavior (Beginner Course)

This course is for professionals who are new to the PFA and SBT process and wish to use it in their daily practice. The course is designed to give you an introduction to the assessment and treatment process from the ground up and prepare you to run your first (or second or third) application of the process. 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. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (Dr.G@ftfbc.com).

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. Live, biweekly instruction will then take place with Dr. Holly Gover.

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.

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

Class Schedule, 4:00 – 7:00 PM EST

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Scholarship deadline for this course is May 15th. 

Registration deadline is: May 20th. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

To register for this course, click here.

2020: March/April - Balance

Balance: Home-based Program Addressing Emerging Problem Behavior

The course will have 4 classes with each lasting 4 hours, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST.

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

For a course description click here. 

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

  • Monday, March, 9, 2020
  • Monday, March, 23, 2020
  • Monday, April, 6, 2020
  • Monday, April, 20, 2020

 

2020: April-June - PFA/SBT (Beginner)

Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) of Severe Problem Behavior (Beginner Course)

This course is for professionals who are new to the PFA and SBT process and wish to use it in their daily practice. The course is designed to give you an introduction to the assessment and treatment process from the ground up and prepare you to run your first (or second or third) application of the process. 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. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (Dr.G@ftfbc.com).

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

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.

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

Class Schedule, 4:00 – 7:00 PM EST

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Scholarship deadline for this course is April 5th. 

Registration deadline is: April 14th. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

To register for this course, click here.

 

2020: April-June - PFA/SBT (Advanced)

Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) of Severe Problem Behavior (Advanced Course)

This course is for professionals who are intimate with the PFA and SBT process, and perhaps actively use it in their daily practice. The course is designed to take your practice to the next level and focus on fine conditional discriminations of this process. 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. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (Dr.G@ftfbc.com).

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. Live, biweekly instruction will then take place with Dr. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami. 

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.

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

Class Schedule, 4:00 – 7:00 PM EST

  • Monday, April 20, 2020
  • Monday, May 4, 2020
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Monday, June 1, 2020

Scholarship deadline for this course is April 5th. 

Registration deadline is: April 13th. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

To register for this course, click here. 

2020: April-May - Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

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, 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The course will consist of 12 hours of instruction. Four hours will be dedicated to interactive lecture and review of the Sleep Assessment and Treatment Tool (SATT) and eight hours will be dedicated to application with Q&A and coaching provided by Dr. Ghaemmaghami.

Scholarship deadline for this course is April 5th. 

Registration deadline is: April 13th. If registering after this date, a $60.00 late fee will be applied.

To register for this course, click here.

2020: April-June - Balance

Balance: Home-based Program Addressing Emerging Problem Behavior

The course will have 4 classes with each lasting 4 hours, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST.

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

For a course description click here. 

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

  • Thursday, April, 30, 2020
  • Thursday, May, 14, 2020
  • Thursday, May, 18, 2020
  • Thursday, June, 11, 2020

To register for this course, click here. 

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