Past Workshops

Did you miss a training? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! We record our workshops so you can watch them anytime you want and get the infomation you need. *Please note that CE’s are only available to those who attended the live training.

Accessing Private Events: Using Data Analysis to Manage Medical Rule Outs and Psychiatric Sympstoms on the Interdisciplinary Team

April 13, 2021

Within this training, Mollie explores Skinner’s conceptualization of private events and their role within human behavior. How these events may manifest within the behavior of someone with an intellectual and/or developmental disability and limited verbal repertoire is discussed. Skinner’s conceptualization of how humans develop a generalized tacting repertoire to describe private events is reviewed. Techniques for using data analysis and synthesis to access private events of those with limited verbal repertoires in order to maximize the benefits of medical consultation are presented and discussed. Mollie discusses how to utilize data to “be the person’s voice” for those with limited verbal abilities within the medical consultation setting.

Beyond the Assessment: Steps for Implementing Function-Based Interventions

May 21, 2020

The objective of this training is to teach professionals how to use Applied Behavior Analysis as a foundation in understanding and minimizing challenging behaviors when working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Amie Burke, BCBA, walks you through the necessary steps in completing functional assessments, analyzing data, and incorporating function-based interventions into your behavior plans. In addition, available tools and function-based interventions are  explored and discussed.

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

April 06, 2021

Compassion fatigue and burnout are common experiences for staff in the helping professions. In this training, staff will be able to learn about these difficulties as well as how to combat them. Learning how to build resiliency and sustain our personal and professional selves allows us to continue to serve the intellectual disabilities community to the best of our abilities.

Leading Outside the Lines: Leadership Through the Generations

September 16, 2020

This workshop will help you understand the various generations present at work and understand what motivates each of them and how to work together.

While having various cultures in one workplace can present communication problems and conflicts, the benefits of such a variety in the workplace outweigh it. Learning how to deal with the generation gap at work will help you become a better manager or co-worker.

The Great Divide: Strategies for Behavior Analysts to Bridge the Generational Gap

January 26, 2021

Behavior Analysis is not just about behavior reduction and skill-building. It is also about using our skills to lead and manage in the workplace. Whether you work in residential or in-home, team collaboration is imperative for success. This workshop will help you understand the various generations present at work and understand what motivates them, how you can lead, and how to work together better.

While having various cultures in one workplace can present communication problems and conflicts, the benefits of such a variety in the workplace outweigh it. Learning how to deal with the generation gap at work will help you become a better behavior analyst, manager, leader, and team member.

Trauma Informed Care: What is it and What Can We do About it?

June 11, 2020

A person’s behavior is shaped and learned through their experiences and interactions with others in their environments. Challenging behaviors that are difficult to manage may emerge when that person’s behavior has been shaped by traumatic experiences. For people with developmental disabilities traumatic experiences may be hidden and only show signs of existence when challenging behavior emerges.

This training will discuss trauma and how it may present in people diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Moreover, this training will discuss strategies for supporting people touched by traumatic experiences including current and relevant situations such as natural disasters and pandemics.

Part I – El Apoyo: Providing to Support to Families with Mental Health, Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in the Latino Community

October 6, 2020

Part I of this series will explore the Latino community in the United States today, specifically in the ID/DD community. This discussion will start by dispelling some commonly held myths/ stereotypes while providing information regarding the immigrant experience including the possible trauma that may occur during the acculturation process. The majority of the workshop will entail a discussion on how mental health challenges and barriers can affect the supports and services we provide to people and families who are experiencing mental health and developmental disabilities. Evidence based and best practice interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as extensive case reviews and examples will be explored.

Part II – La Salud: Mental Health Considerations for the Latino Community

October 13, 2020

Part II of this series will explore the Latino community and specific mental health considerations. Topics will range from Anxiety and Depression to specific cultural born conditions such as Susto.

Part III – El Tratamiento: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities (En Español)

October 20, 2020

Part III conducted in Spanish, with an intended audience of family members and professionals seeking to learn more about providing support to people diagnosed with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities. Una Discusión sobre estrategia de tratamiento para desorden de desarrollo.