Restraint and Restrictive Behavior Management Practices: Recent advances in applied behavior analysis research
Presented by: Professor Peter Sturmey, Ph.D
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Time: 6:00-9:00 pm EST ABACAccess5
Restraint and other restrictive behavior management practices are widely used in many contexts. Despite calls for reducing and eliminating restraint and other restrictive procedures, little attention has been given as how to do so. This CE event will review the ethics and the APA, BCBA and TASH ethical statements on restraint and seclusion functions of restraint, the person restrained, and the person restraining the other. The presentation will also review a variety of recently published evidence-based approaches to reduce restraint and other restrictive behavior management practices. These include reducing the target behavior that occasions the use of restraint by using evidence-based practices; effective staff training and supervision; and interventions such as function-based interventions, restraint fading procedures and empirical evaluations of the most effective and least intrusive form of restraint. This workshop goes beyond doctoral level training in Psychology in that it (a) addresses the specific issue of restraint which is typically not addressed in great detail; (b) reviews recent research (Sturmey, 2015); and (c) addresses the use and management of restraint in multiple populations.
Participants will describe:
1. Ethical considerations and the use of restraint and seclusion
2. the content of the ABAI and TASH Restraint statements
3. Studies identifying the functions of restraint; and
4. Evidence-based practices that safely reduce restraint.
6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm: Pretest
6:10 pm: Presentation begins
7:30 pm: 10 minute break
7:40 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
7:45 pm: Presentation resumes
8:35 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
9:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
- Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II Ethics CEUs
- Psychologists: 3 Ethics credit hours- Live event only
- Nurses: 3 Ethics credit hours- Live event only
- Certified Counselors: Not eligible for continuing education credit
- Social Workers: 3 Ethics continuing education clock hours- Live event only.
- Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.
Professor Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York where he is a member of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral program. He is a member of the peer review committee of Fondazione Walden, Rome Italy and a member of the Science Committee of Associazione Società Italiana degli Analisti del Comportamento in campo Sperimentale ed Applicato. He is the resident Speaker at Applied Behavior Analysis Center and Chief Scientific Officer at All about Kids. He specializes in autism and other developmental disabilities, especially in the areas of applied behavior analysis, dual diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and staff and parent training.
He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the Universities of Plymouth and Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, at Abilene and San Antonio State Schools during a Federal class action law suit. There he supervised behavioral services and Masters level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders and implemented large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs.
Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 200 papers, 50 book chapters and made over 250 presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil and Italy. He has an active lab of doctoral students mostly working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities.
Since February 2015, Professor Sturmey has run the graduate level Current Topics in ABA series for board certified behavior analysts for ABAC. In early 2016 introduced 2 topics specifically geared towards masters and doctoral level counselors and psychologists, the first on clinical case formation and the second on evidence-based practice for autism.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Peter Sturmey is co-author or editor of books mentioned during the presentation. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker and consultation fees for this and other related presentations.
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