Using ACT to improve well-being and performance

Instructor Brenda Terzich-Garland MA, BCBA – (1-09-6624)
Date and Time

February 27, 2017 9 am - 4:30 pm and February 28, 2017 9 am-12 pm

*participants must attend both days of training in order to receive CEU

Location Applied Behavior Consultants, Newhall, CA (Valencia Office)
Number of Units 8 Units
Course Description

This is an introduction to the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the principles of Behavior Analysis when analyzing their own behaviors, staff behavior, and parent behaviors to prevent potential barriers to their client’s programming.  Participants will also be trained to use these principles for conflict resolution between staff, parents and supervisors effectively. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the use of ACT through mock observation and role-play and will be provided feedback to increase their skill levels.

Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only. BCs on up are welcome, intermediate level 
Fee Free


 

Behavior Excesses in Typically Developing Children and Adolescents

Instructor Lindsey Lowe, MA/BCBA
Date and Time Part I: March 14, 2017 (10 am-11:30 am)
Part II: March 28, 2017 (10 am-12 pm)
Location Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc. (Santa Clarita Office)
Number of Units Part I: 1.5 units
Part II: 2 units
Course Description The training is designed to cover behavior excesses seen in typically developing populations (toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, and adolescents). Participants will be taught to compare baseline data from clients with a diagnosis of autism to baseline measures of a typically developing peer. This analysis will provide the behavior analyst a valuable tool in ensuring their behavior reduction goals are in line not only with improving the quality of life for the client, but also developmentally appropriate for his/her age range.
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only
Fee Free

 

Teaching Advanced Communication

Instructor Mari Ueda-Tao, BCBA
Date and Time March 6, 2017 9:30-12:30pm
Location ABC, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA
Number of Units 3 Units
Course Description This training will be given to clinical supervisors to increase their effectiveness with their functional communication programs, focusing on the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Participants will learn about teaching the language of emotions, as well as determine when and how to generalize to speech generative devices. There will be a focus on advanced troubleshooting and analyzing programs to increase treatment fidelity utilizing PECS. Participants will be taught to increase the motivation for functional communication across their learners. 
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only.  
Employee must have completed PECS training. This is an advanced level training.
Fee Free


Teaching Advanced Communication

Instructor Connie Wong, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Date and Time January 10, 2017 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Location Ontario, CA
Number of Units 3 Units
Course Description This training will be given to clinical supervisors to increase their effectiveness with their functional communication programs, focusing on the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Participants will learn about teaching the language of emotions, as well as determine when and how to generalize to speech generative devices. There will be a focus on advanced troubleshooting and analyzing programs to increase treatment fidelity utilizing PECS. Participants will be taught to increase the motivation for functional communication across their learners.
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only.
Employee must have completed PECS training. This is an advanced level training.
Fee Free


Using ACT to improve well-being & performance

Instructors Brenda Terzich Garland and Kerry Solliday
Date and Time January 23, 2017 8:00-4:30pm
Location ABC, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Number of Units 8
Course Description This is an introduction to ACT principles and how to use them to effectively work with parents and staff. Topics covered include ACT principles and an analysis of those principles to enhance performance as well as using ACT principles to more effectively train parents and staff.
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only.
Fee None


Ethics, Assessment and Verbal Behavior

Instructor Kerry Solliday
Date and Time January 24, 2017 8:00-4:30pm
Location ABC, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Number of Units 7 units, plus 1 unit of ethics
Course Description Topics covered in this course will be effective supervision and ethics, assessment and verbal behavior.
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only.
Fee None


Teaching Advanced Communication

Instructor Mari Ueda-Tao, BCBA
Date and Time February 1, 2017 9:30-12:30pm
Location ABC, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Number of Units 3 Units
Course Description This training will be given to clinical supervisors to increase their effectiveness with their functional communication programs, focusing on the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Participants will learn about teaching the language of emotions, as well as determine when and how to generalize to speech generative devices. There will be a focus on advanced troubleshooting and analyzing programs to increase treatment fidelity utilizing PECS. Participants will be taught to increase the motivation for functional communication across their learners.
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only.
Employee must have completed PECS training. This is an advanced level training.
Fee Free


Planning and Teaching Generalization in the Delivery of ABA Treatment

Instructor Brenda Terzich-Garland, MA, BCBA (1-09-6624)
Date and Time February 13, 2017 8:00 - 4:30pm
Location ABC, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Number of Units 8 Units
Course Description This intensive training will prepare supervisors to analyze client programming using ABC’s unique generalization process called Recreating Environments to Accelerate Learning (REAL Model). Participants will have the opportunity to take specific response classes through the levels of generalization and how to plan for generalization at the start of their client’s programing.
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only, BC’s on up. This is an intermediate level training.
Fee Freeto ABC employees


Concept Formation and Progression within ABA Intensive Behavioral Treatment Programs

Instructor Brenda Terzich-Garland, MA, BCBA (1-09-6624)
Date and Time February 14, 2017 8:00-4:30pm
Location ABC, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Number of Units 8 Units
Course Description This intensive training will prepare supervisors to analyze client programming to develop and progress lessons all within a behavior analytic perspective. Participants will learn to use analysis gained from assessments and matrices to develop initial programming and appropriate progression of skills of ABC clients.
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only, BC’s on up. This is an intermediate level training.
Fee Free to ABC employees


A Behavior Analytic Approach to Teaching Functional Communication

Instructor Connie Wong, Ph.D., BCBA-D (1-12-10019)
Date and Time February 15, 2017 8:00-4:30pm
Location ABC, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Number of Units 8 Units
Course Description Using Principles of ABA, verbal behavior, and concepts from the Pyramid Approach to Education, this training will prepare supervisors to create and teach appropriate functional communication with non-vocal clients. Participants will have the opportunity to practice teaching functional communication and all the phases of PECS through mock observation and role play.
Target Audience Current employees of ABC, Inc only, BC’s on up. This is an intermediate level training.
Fee Free to ABC employees