Staff training in residential facilities: Skills, Steps, Problem solving, and Take Homes
Peter Sturmey, PhD
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Time: 6:00-9:00 pm eastern Recording information: ABACAccess5
Despite calls for community integration for many years, many children and adults continue to live in residential facilities, including group homes, institutions and other large residential facilities. Such settings are highly challenging to work in due to the large numbers of individuals served in one setting; staffing issues; under funding; focusing on crisis management rather than prevention; and inadequate oversight of services. This webinar reviews recent research on staff training in residential facilities that offers a partial solution to some of these problems. Interventions reviewed training staff to conduct positive behavioral supports, person centered planning, applied behavior analysis, mindfulness. The webinar concludes with practitioner guidelines.
After attending this event participants should be able to describe the:
1. Extent of residential services for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities;
2. Characteristics of these populations;
3. Current research on training staff to conduct positive behavioral supports, person centered planning, applied behavior analysis and mindfulness; and
4. Implications for practice.
6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm Pretest
6:10 pm Live webinar begins
7:30 pm: Experience share and Q & A session- submit request to speak and questions via chat function
8:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II Supervision CEUs
Psychologists: 3 Continuing Education Hours
Social Workers: not available
Certified Counselors: not available
Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.
For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page
“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, some of which 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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