New Ethics Webinar from Dr. Travis Thompson!: Deciphering Complex Conditions and Scope of Practice (in Behavior Analysis)12/12/17 10:00 am eastern


Dr. Travis Thompson is Back!

Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Time: 10:00-1:00 pm 

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Continuing Education:

  • Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II Ethics CEUs Live or recorded event
  • Psychologists: TBD
  • Nurses, social workers, and counselors: Not eligible for continuing education


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The individuals that we provide services to come to us as whole people and may require services from more than one discipline for effective diagnosis and integrated intervention. Those who have autism may experience multiple disorders, such as epilepsy, anxiety disorder, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and/or Apraxia. Some clients with dementia may display aggressive behavior as well as memory problems and confusion, in addition to multiple medical diagnoses including osteoporosis, diabetes, and neuropathy. As behavior analysts, we need to determine whether we have the experience necessary to work with people with such complex conditions.

Behavior Analysts who may have limited experience working with individuals with a specific confounding condition need to know when they need additional training before proceeding, and when called upon to assess and treat challenging behavior, when behavioral assessments and prior diagnostic information from sister disciplines are sufficient to proceed, and when to make a referral to outside specialists. This webinar, presented by the esteemed Dr.Travis Thompson who has worked individuals with developmental disabilities including those with dual and complex diagnoses in medical settings and behavior analysis clinics most of his career (at Univ of Minnesota, Vanderbilt Univ. and Univ of Kansas Medical Center), will cover basic principles of scope of practice, professional collaboration, as well as what behavior analysts can do to gain the experience necessary to increase their scope of practice, including those whose supervised experience was primarily with young learners with autism.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this event participants should be able to

1) Define and describe Scope of Practice

2) Describe referral guidelines within behavior analysis as well as related disciplines.

3) Describe the options available to behavior analyst practitioners for obtaining experience with other related conditions

4) List the essential skills necessary to work with professionals in sister disciplines

10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Pretest
10:10 am: Presentation begins
11;30 am: 10 minute break
11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
11:50 am: Presentation resumes
12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
1:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes

Dr.​ ​Travis​ ​Thompson​ ​completed​ ​a​ ​doctorate​ ​in​ ​psychology​ ​with​ ​subspecialties​ ​in​ ​behavior
analysis,​ ​neuroscience,​ ​child​ ​psychology​ ​and​ ​developmental​ ​disabilities.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​worked​ ​in
medical​ ​settings​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​psychology​ ​departments​ ​and​ ​behavior​ ​analysis​ ​clinics​ ​most​ ​of
his​ ​career​ ​(at​ ​Univ​ ​of​ ​Minnesota,​ ​Vanderbilt​ ​Univ.​ ​and​ ​Univ​ ​of​ ​Kansas​ ​Medical​ ​Center).​ ​ ​As
a​ ​doctoral​ ​student,​ ​he​ ​completed​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​first​ ​year​ ​of​ ​medical​ ​school​ ​course​ ​work​ ​and
later​ ​directed​ ​a​ ​psychopharmacology​ ​training​ ​program​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Univ​ ​of​ ​Minnesota.​ ​ ​He
co-directed​ ​a​ ​major​ ​multiple​ ​disability​ ​research​ ​program​ ​at​ ​Vanderbilt​ ​University​ ​dealing
with​ ​genetic​ ​contributions​ ​to​ ​disabilities.​ ​ ​He​ ​worked​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Pediatric​ ​Clinical
Neuroscience​ ​Autism​ ​Clinic​ ​at​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Minnesota​ ​and​ ​directed​ ​a​ ​private
community​ ​based​ ​early​ ​behavioral​ ​intervention​ ​program​ ​in​ ​Minneapolis,​ ​MN.​ ​ ​His
expertise​ ​includes​ ​working​ ​with​ ​complex​ ​cases​ ​of​ ​multiply​ ​caused​ ​severe​ ​behavior
challenges​ ​in​ ​autism​ ​and​ ​other​ ​developmental​ ​disabilities.​ ​ ​He​ ​is​ ​a​ ​licensed​ ​psychologist​ ​in

Dr.​ ​Thompson​ ​is​ ​author,​ ​co-author​ ​and/or​ ​editor​ ​of​ ​books​ that are ​mentioned​ ​during​ some of his ​
presentations for ABAC.​ ​He​ ​receives​ ​royalties​ ​from​ ​the​ ​sale​ ​of​ ​the​ ​books.​ ​He​ ​also​ ​receives​ ​speaker
fees​ ​for​ ​presenting​ ​for​ ​ABAC.

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