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Live Webinar

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

September 29, 2023
9:30 am to 11:30 am Pacific Time

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

Sponsored by POPARD & BC-ABA

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Rate for all registrants: $100

Last day to register is September 25, 2023

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

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

This webinar is suitable for wide audiences including family members, school and district-based staff, BCBAs, Speech-Language Pathologists and related service providers, and anyone else who wants to gain knowledge regarding this trauma-assumed approach. 

If you are also interested in attending a more in-depth, three-day workshop of this event, please visit A Compassionate and Collaborative Approach for Improving Relationship and Behavior

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

A contemporary and trauma-assumed version of applied behavior analysis for consideration when working with autistic persons or those with developmental and intellectual disabilities, especially when problem behavior is probable, will be described. The values at the forefront of this compassionate and collaborative ABA approach will be emphasized along with the sequence of steps in therapeutic processes aimed at improving relationships en route to addressing problems of behavior. 


  1. The attendee will be able to describe the three values associated with Today’s ABA. 
  1. The attendee will be able to describe the most important understandings competencies for people who provide direct support to children, adolescents, or adults with autism and/or developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

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, 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.

Rate for all registrants: $100

*Last day to register is September 25, 2023

Group Discounts

Registering 3 or more attendees at a time? Receive a 10% discount!


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 Thursday, September 21, 2023. If you identify as Indigenous, or work for an Indigenous organization, complete our Bursary Form for Indigenous Community

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.

Rate for all registrants: $100

Last day to register is September 25, 2023

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