Self-Injurious Behavior: Recent Advances in Research and Practice 4/25/18


Self-Injurious Behavior: Recent Advances in Research and Practice

Presented by:

Professor Peter Sturmey, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Time: 6:00-9:00 pm eastern

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Self-injurious behavior is a significant challenge to professionals and family members. This workshop will be in three parts. First, we will review the nature and epidemiology of Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB). Second, it will review the evidence for effective treatment of self-injurious behavior and identify evidence-based practices. Finally, we will review the application of functional assessment and analysis and evidence-based interventions to SIB and identify solutions to common barriers to implementation.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this event participants should be able to:

1. Identify the prevalence and risk factor for SIB;

2. Name three evidence-based practices for SIB; and

3. Describe the application of evidence-based practices to individual cases.

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
7:50 pm: Presentation resumes
8:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
9:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes

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 and Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis programs. He specialized 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 is the resident speaker at ABAC and Chief Scientific Officer at Long Island ABA. He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the University of the South West (Plymouth) and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, first at Abilene then San Antonio State Schools during a Federal class action law. There he supervised behavioral services and Masters level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders in adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and implementing large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs. Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 210 peer reviewed papers, over 60 book chapters. He provides webinars on ABA to qualified professionals and others on a regular basis. He has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Luxemburg and Italy. He has an active lab of graduate and undergraduate students working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers using modeling and feedback to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities. He provides training and consultations widely.


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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