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Pre-assessment/Treatment strategies (that are necessary from the onset of a therapeutic relationship) to maximize safety and pave the way for valid assessments and technologically sound interventions when behavior analysis services are provided to individuals who engage in severe problem behaviors.
Behavior analysts are ethically responsible for providing effective services and function-based interventions to individuals who engage in maladaptive behaviors. Often times these behaviors are extremely dangerous, which puts immediate pressure on the behavior analyst to provide timely solutions.
Our body of research offers vast information with regard to efficient assessment methodologies and treatment protocols to address severe problem behaviors. However, there are not clear guidelines for practitioners to facilitate a safe environment in the pre-treatment process. The presenter will share his views on the subject matter based on his experience as a behavior analyst practitioner and trainer/consultant of helping professionals in the areas of behavior analysis and crisis management.
1. Identify barriers and potential solutions to managing dangerous behaviors before treatment can be executed.
2. Evaluate the roles and interactions between crisis management and treatment from the onset of the therapeutic relationship
3. Discuss issues with current practice in this context
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Continuing Education and Professional Development:
- Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 2 type II CEs
- Social Workers/Certified Counselors: N/A
- Teachers/RBTs/Other professionals: This event may be eligible for continuing education or professional development hours. Speak with a representative at your organization or your supervisor for approval.
For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page
7:00 pm: Introduction
7:05 pm: Live webinar begins
7:45 pm: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
8:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
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Miguel Avila, MA, BCBA received his master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education from the University of West Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University. Appreciative of scientific approaches that aim to address societal problems, he has focused his studies and clinical training opportunities in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Raised in South America, Mr. Avila is fluent in his native language of Spanish, as well as English and has conducted ABA training workshops for parents, other professionals, and students of applied behavior analysis in both languages. A US citizen and current resident of South Florida, he works for the Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA) and travels throughout the United States, Europe and South America where he enjoys assisting others through the clinical application of behavior analysis. He is an adjunct professor with the University of West Florida where he teaches graduate courses for BACB certification. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Association for Behavior Analysis International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group and an advisor for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
Presenter Disclosure Statement
Mr. Miguel Avila is employed by the Professional Crisis Management Association. This organization provides training and certification in behavior management as it relates to crisis prevention and intervention. The presenter will not discuss PCMA or its products during the webinar and does not receive royalties for the sale of PCMA products. Mr. Miguel Avila receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.
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