Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W36
CE Offered: BACB — 
Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment Workshop
Friday, May 26, 2023
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 3C
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Hillary Laney, M.Ed.
HILLARY LANEY (Centria Healthcare)
Description: In this workshop, Hillary Laney will support clinicians in design, implementation, and real time practice to design and implement a Practical Functional Assessment as well as design and troubleshoot Skill Based treatment. She will equip clinicians with skills to de-escalate behavioral episodes and teach meaningful skills to learners they are supporting in a practitioner minded model. The use of PFA and SBT has significant support in empirically validated publications and is a tool that many practitioners would benefit having competency in to better support their learners.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1. describe the values of PFA/SBT 2. use information gathered from an open ended interview to create a plan and demonstrate all of the skills to perform a PFA 3. support to their clients with dignity while supporting them through challenges and teaching the contextually appropriate replacement skills
Activities: The format combines lecture, small group activities, guided practice, BST, video modeling, and frequency building exercises. Supplemental materials for identifying language will be provided in order to support participant learning
Audience: Any practioner serving clients with challenging behaviors
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Compassion, functional analysis, Severe behavior, Skill-based treatment



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