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PEPSA Follow-Up Functional Assessment of Severe Problem Behavior


Friday, December 14, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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A Focus on a Safer, Faster, and Still Effective Process

About the Presenter

Dr. Hanley has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for over 25 years. He worked and trained at the Spurwink School, the Groden Center, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, was degreed at the University of Florida, was tenured at the University of Kansas, and is currently a Professor of Psychology, Director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program, and Director of the Life Skills Clinic at Western New England University and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Hanley has published over 100 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals in areas such as the assessment and prevention of problem behavior, teaching tactics for young children, and evidence-based values. Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 25), past Editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice (BAP), and a past Associate Editor of The Behavior Analyst, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA), and BAP, and current Editor of JABA.

Training Description
Behavioral intervention can be effective for addressing problem behavior like meltdowns, self-injury, and aggression, especially when a functional assessment of the problem is conducted to determine why the problem behavior is occurring. A number of myths regarding the functional assessment process, which appear to be pervasive within different research and practice communities, will be reviewed in the context of a series of empirical evaluations demonstrating the effectiveness and social validation of a particular functional assessment process. Through lecture, interactive discussion, role play, and authentic application, attendees should be able to conduct interviews to discover reinforcement contingencies that may be influencing problem behavior and then design and implement safe, fast, and effective functional analyses from the interviews to determine the legitimacy of suspected reinforcement contingencies. An iterative interview/analysis process will also be reviewed for situations in which initial analyses do not yield sufficient information to proceed to treatment.

 Follow-Up Support/December 13th Event

  • Dr. Hanley will provide consultation and technical assistance in implementation and supporting ESE Lead teachers, ESE Coordinator, ESE District Level staff, as well as classroom staff in implementation of strategies learned.

  •  Consultation and technical assistance will be provided, with opportunities for discussion, and a Question and Answer session.


 ** All participants will be required to purchase online a visitor parking pass prior to attending the event. Please purchase your Temporary Parking pass in advance at:


If you require any additional information about this training, please contact: Mercedes Pagano, 561-212-8058 or


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FAU MacArthur Campus
Administrative Building, AD 103
5353 Parkside Dr.
Jupiter, FL 33458

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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