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 (

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.

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