Tutorials and Resources

This website offers free access to podcasts, videos, presentations, publications, and other resources relating to the assessment and treatment of problem behavior. Please navigate the options below to access the resources.

Practical Functional Assessment

Skill-based Treatment of Problem Behavior

Preventing Severe Problem Behavior

Functional Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

Q&A with Dr. Hanley

More Resources

Practical Functional Assessment (PFA)

Podcasts

Here are podcast episodes featuring Dr. Greg Hanley and host Matt Cicoria on Behavioral Observations regarding PFA procedures:

Session 1: Greg Hanley on Functional Behavioral Assessment (2015)

Session 7: Greg Hanley on Function Based Treatment (2016)

Session 20: Greg Hanley Answers YOUR Questions! (2017)

Session 94: Greg Hanley Practical Functional Assessment (2019)

Here are podcast episodes featuring Dr. Jessel and hosts John Staubitz and Will Martin on The Practitioner Scientist Podcast relating to PFA:

Episode #1: Safety, Control, Acceptability, and the World’s Fastest FA with Joshua Jessel

Presentations

Practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment implementation experiences by BCBAs working in clinics, schools, and homes are highlighted here. These videos may be useful to share with parents or other professionals who are unfamiliar with PFA processes or with skill-based treatments derived from analyses.

In this video, Dr. Kelsey Ruppel discusses managing problem behaviors at home.

In this detailed vignette, Dr. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami describes the process when applied with a young boy diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, Generalized Anxiety disorder, and ADHD.

In this vignette, Dr. Laura Hanratty describes the process in the context of helping a family with twin boys newly diagnosed with autism.

In this vignette, Dr. Jessica Slaton describes the process when applied in a home with a boy named Max diagnosed with Autism. Click here for an update on Max’s story.

Click here to access PFA-SBT presentations developed by BCBA Practitioners

PFA-SBT Presentations

Here are presentations on why and how to conduct PFAs

1. Dr. Greg Hanley’s 1.5 hour presentation on PFA presented in 2014 and the associated presentation slides and the associated presentation workbook.

2. Dr. Greg Hanley’s 2.5 hour presentation on PFA presented in 2018 and the associated presentation slides.

3. To access the latest and updated PFA-SBT presentation and materials please visit FTF Behavioral Consulting website to locate live workshops, latest on-demand courses, and materials.

Student Presentations

This post contains presentations that describe applications of practical functional assessments and reflections by the BCBAs who conducted the functional assessments. 

These BCBAs were all doctoral candidates enrolled in a Behavioral Assessment course at Western New England University (WNEU) when they applied these procedures and developed presentations describing their experiences.

Click here to access PFA-SBT presentations developed by BCBAs in a Behavioral assessment course at Western New England University

PFA-SBT with Adults Presentation

Thank you to UCP for sharing this presentation.

Here is Upstate Cerebral Palsy’s a 1-hour presentation on conducting PFA and SBT with adults presented in 2020.

Publications

Click here to access a comprehensive list of peer reviewed journal articles on the PFA-SBT process published by our team members and other research groups.

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Skill-based Treatment of Problem Behavior

Podcasts

Here are podcast episodes featuring Dr. Greg Hanley and host Matt Cicoria on Behavioral Observations regarding SBT procedures:

Session 7 – Greg Hanley on Function Based Treatment

Here are podcast episodes featuring Dr. Ghaemmaghami and hosts John Staubitz and Will Martin on The Practitioner Scientist Podcast relating to SBT presented in 2021:

Episode #2: FCT’s Pathway to Effective Practice with Mahshid Ghaemmaghami

A sharp description of PFA-SBT implementation from practitioners who received presented in 2021 can be found here:

Session 145: Lessons from Implementing the PFA Process

SBT Presentation

Here are presentations on how to conduct a skill-based treatment.

Dr. Hanley’s 45-min video presentation on why and how to implement SBT of problem behavior following an IISCA presented in 2014 and the associated presentation slides and presentation workbook.

Dr. Hanley’s 2-hour updated presentation on how to conduct SBT with a focus on how to strengthen socially appropriate behavior presented in 2018 and the associated presentation slides.

Preventing Severe Problem Behavior

Presentation

Here is a presentation on preventing severe problem behavior.

Dr. Hanley’s 25-min video presentation on preventing severe problem behavior by teaching skills in small groups or on a class-wide basis presented in 2018. Here are the associated presentation slides and workbook.

Functional Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

Presentation

Here are two presentations on assessment and treatment of sleep problems.

Dr. Hanley’s 3-hour presentation in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2 on why and how to functionally assess and treat sleep problems. Here are the associated presentation slides and presentation workbook.

Q&As with Dr. Hanley

Dr. Hanley joins the PFA-SBT Facebook Community to Celebrate 10K members for the PFASBT Community Facebook Group. Here’s the Q&A video.

If you would like to receive more guidance and consultation, visit us at FTF Behavioral Consulting

At FTF Behavioral, we offer several training and support formats designed to lead to meaningful outcomes for practitioners, the families they serve, and the staff they support.

For practitioners: Competence in safe and dignified assessment and treatment of severe problem behaviors like self-injury, aggression, and property destruction, as well as sleep problems and good selectivity.

 For families and staff: Freedom from severe problem behavior, sleep problems, and mealtime problems.

These outcomes are achievable with the training and support provided by the experienced doctoral-level behavior analysts at FTF.

To help us help you, please fill out the form below with as much detail as possible and submit via this website. If you are not sure what process or consultation package best suits your needs, don’t worry, we will figure it out together. An FTF consultant will contact you to collaboratively design a training and consultation package to help you achieve your goals.