PFA/SBT April Workshop

FTF Behavioral Consulting is hosting a two day workshop on Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-based Treatment! Please see some details below, and click here for more information and registration.

Friday-Saturday, April 16-17, 2020                                                           

DCU Center, Worcester MA

Title: Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior: A Process Update with Supported Application

Time: 8:30-4:30 (1-hr lunch and two 15-min breaks = 6.5 hours of on-task time = 7 CEUs per day)

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, LBA

Holly Gover, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Shannon Ward, M.S., BCBA, LBA

14 Type II CEUs will be provided, including 4 ethics and 2 supervision. 

A light breakfast and coffee will be served in the morning, and lunch will be provided during the afternoon.

 Abstract: Through lecture and interactive discussion, attendees will be introduced 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. An effective and parent-validated treatment process for problem behavior will be described, with an emphasis on the generally applicable process 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 practitioner’s scope of practice will then be reviewed. The logistics of implementing the assessment and treatment processes under various practice constraints and resources will be discussed. Additional capacity-building opportunities will be provided throughout the two days during small-group activity opportunities in which half-dozen doctorate level behavior analysts will provide support to attendees in relation to their unique case examples to extract synthesized reinforcement contingencies from interviews, design safe, fast, and effective functional analyses from the interviews, and design skill-based treatments informed by the results of the practical functional assessment process.  Attendees will also be provided with implementation support materials that will include (a) sample scripts for caregivers and administrators on the importance and applicability of the PFA and SBT process, (b) samples of completed PFA and SBT workbooks and datasheets as well as blank copies, (c) samples of PFA and SBT completed in-progress and final reports with suggested IEP goals as well as blank templates, and (d) excel graph templates for the assessment and treatment analysis results. Opportunities to secure continued implementation support will be made available at the close of the seminar.