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A Compassionate and Collaborative Approach for Improving Relationships and Behavior with Greg Hanley

This event consists of two training components: an in-person workshop and a follow-up webinar

Presented by Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA

In-person Dates: Thursday, October 19, Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21, 2023 

Location: Vancouver, BC 

Webinar: Friday, February 16, 2024 

Sponsored by POPARD & BC-ABA

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Join Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA for a three-day workshop exploring a compassionate and collaborative and trauma-assumed version of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for improving relationships and behavior. Upon completion of the three-day workshop, join a community of practitioners to support each other through the process, and attend the Treatment Extension: Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) Generalization & Maintenance webinar.

Suitable for those familiar with the principles of behavior analysis. Including Board Certified Behavior Analysts and related service providers, educators and team members (e.g., parents/guardians, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists).

Participants should plan to attend all three days for the full training, as well as the virtual maintenance.

ACT is committed to ensuring equitable access for all events, providing CART captioning as well as ASL interpretation whenever possible.

Select a registration option:

Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $375

Late rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $425

Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $450

Late rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $500

CEU Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $70 (i.e., 5 Per Unit) for BCBAs = $520 

CEU Late Rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $70 (i.e., 5 Per Unit) for BCBAs = $570

Add-on item only for Professionals who didn’t previously register in the “Professional with CEUs” category and would like to receive CEUs for this event. $70

Last day to register is October 12, 2023

Please visit Bursaries for details on ACT’s bursary program.

Event Details

Today’s ABA: A Compassionate and Collaborative Approach for Improving Relationships and Behavior  

Through lecture, interactive discussion, and application exercises, the latest iteration of the practical functional assessment process will be conveyed. The procedures for maximizing the safety, televisibility, and shared rapport of the process will be emphasized. The effective and parent-validated treatment process will then be described. Teaching contextually appropriate behavior following the shaping of communication and toleration repertoires will be described in detail. The relevance of several choice models for further minimizing risks and expanding the practitioner’s scope of practice will also be reviewed. 

Objectives 

  1. An attendee will be able to defend the practice of relying on synthesized reinforcement contingencies when functionally analyzing problem behavior and articulate the advantages of functional control over functional classification.
  2. An attendee will be able to derive the suspected response class, establishing operations, and synthesized reinforcers from interview results. 
  3. An attendee will be able to describe the tactics for improving the safety, efficiency, and televisibility of the functional analysis. 
  4. An attendee will learn how to design the initial context in which the learner is happy, relaxed, and engaged.  
  5. An attendee will learn how to empower clients in this same context while preventing problem behavior from escalating when challenging situations are introduced.  
  6. An attendee will learn how to identify the components of priority skill sets (branches) for an individual learner.  
  7. An attendee will learn how to collect data during the practical functional assessment. 

Objectives 

  1. An attendee will be able to describe how to respond to problem behaviors that may resurge during the skill-based treatment process.
  2. An attendee will be able to describe how to quickly and safely develop replacement skills within an open-door model that obviates the use of physical management and minimizes the possibility of escalated problem behavior. 
  3. An attendee will be able to describe the generally applicable process for teaching contextually appropriate behavior following the shaping of communication and toleration repertoires. 
  4. An attendee will be able to describe how to respond to problem behaviors were they to resurge during the skill-based treatment process. 
  5. An attendee will be able to describe different choice models in which the process may be conducted to further minimize escalated forms of problem behavior during the therapeutic process. 
  6. An attendee will learn how to identify and develop communication and toleration repertoires for their learner. 
  7. An attendee will learn how to shape contextually appropriate chains of behaviors comprised of relinquishing, transitioning, starting, varying, enduring, and persisting for their learner.  
  8. An attendee will learn how to collect data, monitor progress, and make values-based and performance-based decisions during the skill-based treatment process. 

Objectives 

  1. An attendee will be able to describe the 7 elements of the Universal Protocol. 
  2. An attendee will be able to describe how to support implementation of a Universal Protocol. 
  3. An attendee will be able to describe measures used to evaluate the effects of the Universal Protocol on a client/staff-specific and organizational scale. 

Treatment Extension: SBT Generalization & Maintenance Design (2 hours) with Q & A (2 hours) 

Live webinar: February 16, 2024 

Presented by Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA 

Join Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA for a four-hour webinar providing an overview of a compassionate and collaborative Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach for improving relationships and behavior.   

This design session is intended for Levels 3 and 4 credentialed individuals and will largely focus on the refining the end goals of treatment for individual clients, prioritizing and sequencing treatment extension steps, and planning for additional skills that may need to be taught in Skill-Based Treatment (SBT). Teams acknowledge that to fully benefit from this design session, they must have completed the SBT Extension: Generalization and Maintenance on-demand course, implemented Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and SBT up to Contextually Appropriate Behavior (CAB) 6, & completed the SBT Generalization workbook for one client. 

Dr. Hanley has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for 30 years. He started in direct care and management roles in Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (1990-1994), worked on the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (1994-1997), was degreed at the University of Florida (2001), was tenured at the University of Kansas (2006), and developed and directed the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program and Life Skills Clinic at Western New England University (WNEU; 2007-2019). 

Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Div. 25), past Associate Editor of The Behavior Analyst, and past Editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice and of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters primarily focused on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of problem behavior and sleep problems, teaching strategies for developing life skills, and empirically-derived values for practitioners. 

Dr. Hanley currently advises doctoral candidates as a Research Professor at Western New England University, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Hanley  leads FTF Behavioral Consulting, the international training and consulting group based in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Day 1 & 2: Thursday, October 19 & Friday, October 20

8:15 am – 9:00 am
(In-person Only) Registration

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Session 1

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Morning Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am
Session 2

11:15 am – 11:20 am
Break

11:20 am – 12:20 pm
Session 3

12:20 pm – 1:40 pm
Lunch break

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm
Session 4

2:40 pm – 2:45 pm
Break

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Session 5

Day 3: Saturday, October 21

8:45 am – 9:30 am
(In-person Only) Registration

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Session 1

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Morning Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Session 2

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Break 2

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Session 3

Refreshments will be served in morning and afternoon breaks. Please bring / buy your own lunch.

Professionals

Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $450

Late rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $500

Professionals with CEUs

CEU Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $70 (i.e., 5 Per Unit) for BCBAs = $520 

CEU Late Rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $70 (i.e., 5 Per Unit) for BCBAs = $570 

Family Members, Autistic Adults & Students

Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $375

Late rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $425

*Last day to register is Thursday, October 12, 2023 

Group Discounts

Registering three or more attendees at a time? Receive a 10% discount! Please note that CEUs are not discounted.

Bursaries

ACT wants to ensure equitable access to all of our events. Bursaries are available where registration cost is a barrier. Full bursaries are available for Indigenous people/people who work at organizations that support Indigenous people. You are encouraged to apply for bursaries as soon as possible as funds are limited. 

Apply by completing ACT’s Bursary Form before Tuesday, October 10, 2023. If you identify as Indigenous, or work for an Indigenous organization, complete our Bursary Form for Indigenous Community

(Please note that these bursaries are not available for the cost of CEU’s for BCBA’s as these are being provided by BC-ABA who are sponsoring this event.)

Donate to our bursary fund.

Autism Funding

If you wish to use your child’s Autism Funding to pay for your registration, ACT can invoice the Autism Funding Branch directly. If you are paying in advance to be reimbursed, you must contact the Autism Funding Branch for approval first.

For information on how to register with your Autism Funding, visit Workshop Registration Using Autism Funding.

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre  
Fletcher Theater Room, Room 1900
(Spill Over Room – Labatt Hall, Room 1700)  
515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC  

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This venue is readily accessible by public transit. Visit Translink.ca for directions and schedules for the West Coast Express, SkyTrain, SeaBus and bus routes. Please note that parking in downtown Vancouver is costly, but there are several parkades nearby.  

Please note ACT cannot accept responsibility for any expenses incurred by the participant from charges that involve travel, accommodations, or other costs related to attending an ACT event. These are the sole responsibility of the participant as well as all risks associated with non-refundable, non-changeable purchases. ACT strongly recommends that participants purchase cancellation insurance for travel, etc. where possible.  

ACT has negotiated preferred rates at four downtown Vancouver hotels near SFU Harbour Centre. Please visit this page for hotel details including links to directions.

Total 14 CEUs: 10 General, 2 Ethics, 2 Supervision 

Credentialing: Upon completion of the 3 day workshop, some consultees may qualify for credentials up to Level 2 (i.e., education and application). As a credentialed professional, you will: 

  1. Receive independent verification of training and experience (consistent with requirements of Code 1.05; Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, 2020) 
  2. Obtain a certificate and a wallet card verifying the completion of requirements for your credentialed level 
  3. Be featured on FTF’s Credentialing Directory which will allow potential clients to connect with you 

Please note: CEU’s for this event are only available for BCBAs.

Registration has now closed for this event

Select a registration option:

Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $375

Late rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $425

Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $450

Late rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $500

CEU Regular Rate until Oct 5, 2023: $70 (i.e., 5 Per Unit) for BCBAs = $520 

CEU Late Rate starting Oct 6, 2023: $70 (i.e., 5 Per Unit) for BCBAs = $570

Add-on item only for BCBAs who didn’t previously register in the “Professional with CEUs” category and would like to receive CEUs for this event. $70

Last day to register is October 12, 2023

Please visit Bursaries for details on ACT’s bursary program.