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PART 1: Staff Assessment and Training Guidelines in Intensive Behavioral Settings for Adults with Autism and Other Intellectual Disabilities
This training will cover a multitude of issues related to the training and retention of direct support staff who work with adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The scope of the training will cover trauma histories as they relate to staff, the diagnosis and amelioration of trauma based issues, and the incorporation of wellness programs for staff. The influence of burnout as it applies to working with this population will also be addressed along with a host of strategies targeting staff wellness, data collection, interaction styles and resiliency measures to address these issues.
Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.
By the end of this event:
PART 2: Comprehensive Assessment Protocols for Use in Environments Addressing Severe Problem Behavior in Adults with Autism and Other Intellectual Disabilities
This training will cover comprehensive assessment protocols as they apply to serving adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities (ID). The information will go beyond basic functional assessment tools and methodology to cover environmental assessment measures as well as the ability of the person with ID to fully pursue the values and goals that they have set for themselves. A fully operationalized set of what we call “measures of wellbeing” will be reviewed along with their impact on those whom we serve. The ability of these measures of wellbeing to ameliorate severe aggressive behavior will also be covered. A complete assessment and intervention tool for working with adults with ASD and other intellectual disabilities and severe aggressive behavior will also be covered.
10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Webinar begins
11:30 am: 10 minute break
11:40 am: First Q&A session
11:50 am: Webinar resumes
12:45 pm: Second Q&A session
1:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms
Dr. Guercio has spent much of his career researching effective staff training protocols and behavior intervention strategies for staff and clients in settings where severe aggression is present. Since obtaining his master’s and doctoral degrees in behavior analysis and therapy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dr. Guercio has worked in settings serving as Director of Behavioral Services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, and as Vice President of Clinical Services and Research at the Judevine Center for Autism/TouchPoint Autism Services in St. Louis. He also serves as adjunct faculty in the behavior analysis department at Washington University, St. Louis University and Central Missouri University. He has given more than 500 presentations at behavioral conferences and authored and/or co-authored over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals as well as written several book chapters related to the treatment of intensive behavioral issues. He has authored or co-authored 2 books; Assessment of Adult Core Competencies: Teaching Skills to Adults with Autism and Severe Behavioral Challenges; and Behavioral Relaxation Training Clinical Applications with Diverse Populations. Dr. Guercio serves on the Board of Editors of Behavior Analysis Research and Practice and is a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. In his career, Dr. Guercio has helped design and run a program for individuals with sexually deviant behavior and substance abuse issues and has developed an entire treatment protocol based upon that program. In his current role at Benchmark Human Services, Dr. Guercio serves as the Clinical Director. He develops and delivers behavioral services for clients with significant aggression and high risk behavioral needs, many of whom have been institutionalized for more than 15 years, often under restraints and heavy medication. Through Dr. Guercio’s leadership, many clients’ medication dosages have decreased and they have developed positive compensatory behaviors and are being integrated into the community. Dr. Guercio currently serves on the ABAI Licensing Committee and is a board member of the Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Guercio receives small royalties from sales of his books.
THIS EVENT IS APPROVED FOR THE FOLLOWING CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
If the abovementioned continuing education credit requirements are not met, participants will not receive continuing education credit. Partial credit will not be awarded. Refunds and transfers are not granted if requirements are not met. In the event additional support is necessary to achieve the expected outcomes (see below) please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance.
Attendees who meet the continuing education credit requirements must also fill out a confidential evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, the certificate can be found in the "My Certificates" tab in an attendee's abacnj.com personal dashboard.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Certificate of attendance are offered to those who do not need or require continuing education credit. For those attending the live event, selecting "other" as a professional designation will produce a certificate of attendance for professional development or internal organization training purposes.
We are now offering a specially priced option for individuals only seeking a certificate of attendance. This option gives access to the recording of the live event only. Those who sign up for this option can access the recording the day after the live event and have two-weeks to view the recording and verify their attendance. No post-test is required for this option. Once attendance is verified, attendees must fill out a confidential evaluation before a certificate will be granted. Once the evaluation is complete, the certificate can be found in the "My Certificates" tab in an attendee's abacnj.com personal dashboard.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
After attending this event, attendees will select the correct answer on 80% of the questions within 3 attempts of the post-test that assesses the 8 learning objectives for this 6- hour event.
INCLUDED WITH WORKSHOP