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2015 Training Schedule

Program Title: Positive Practices in Behavioral Support Through Nonlinear Applied Behavior Analysis:
An Evidenced Based Model of Support


Seminar Leaders: Gary W. LaVigna, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Thomas J. Willis, Ph.D. or Jo Mullins, M.A., BCBA

Click HERE to see a preview of the seminar series Positive Practices in Behavioral Support Through Nonlinar Applied Behavior Analysis: An Evidenced Based Model of Support being presented by Gary W. LaVigna, Ph.D., BCBA-D.


Seminar 1: Nonaversive Behavioral Support and Basic Principles of Positive Programming
In this seminar we will provide an overview of a person-centered, multi-element model for providing positive behavioral supports and describe in detail the roles that ecology, positive programming and reinforcement play within this model.

Seminar 2: Comprehensive Functional Assessment and Advanced Support Strategies
In this seminar we will provide in-depth training in behavioral assessment, functional analysis of behavior and how to use this information to develop positive behavioral support plans. You are encouraged to participate in Seminar 1 as this seminar builds on that information.

Seminar 3: Emergency Management and Reactive Strategies Within a Positive Practices Framework
When punishment is no longer used to manage behavior, people ask "What do we do when the behavior occurs?" "What do we do in a crisis?" This seminar will provide an overview of emergency management and reactive strategies that might be used as part of a complete multielement support plan. Your participation in Seminars 1 and 2 is encouraged as this seminar builds on that information.

Seminar 4: Assuring Staff Consistency and the Provision of Quality Services Through the Application of Organizational Behavior Management
This is the "magic." Based on the book, The Periodic Service Review, this one day seminar on maximizing staff consistency in service implementation utilizing effective staff supervision strategies is a "must-attend" day for everyone who has participated in the previous 3 days and is relevant as well, for members of the management team.


San Diego, CA

Thomas J. Willis, Ph.D. | March 9 - 12, 2015
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Jo Lynn Mullins, MA, BCBA | Scheduled monthly. Click HERE for current schedule.

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BACB Logo Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Associates can earn Type II CEU's for attending our training programs! See the brochure for details.
Provider number OP-02-0027.

Program Title: Assessment and Analysis of Severe and Challenging Behavior

Faculty: Gary W. LaVigna, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Thomas J. Willis, Ph.D.

Los Angeles, CA

Gary W. LaVigna, Ph.D. & Thomas J. Willis, Ph.D.

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Sample Reports: The following links will download sample reports (in PDF format) written by previous participants of the Summer Institute. These reports have had all identifying information changed to protect the confidentiality of the focus person. They are presented only as samples, to give you an idea of the type of report participants write during the course of the training. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact John Marshall +1 (864) 271-4161 or by email. Click on the report to download it: Report 1 Report 2 Report 3

List of previous participants (PDF)

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We are actively seeking partnerships with local agencies to bring the 4-day training program on Positive Practices in Behavioral Support to that agency's area. In partnering with a local agency, we depend on the local agency to assist in "getting the word out" through their local networks. If you are interested in discussing a partnership, contact John Marshall by e-mail (jmarshall@iaba.com) or call +1 (864) 271-4161 (toll free in US and Canada, (800) 457-5575.)

About IABA Training Programs

The Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis (IABA) provides training seminars and institutes that are appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning to support people with challenging behavior using person-centered, nonaversive approaches. These programs are conducted on a regular basis throughout Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the U.S.A.

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