Restraint and Restrictive Behavior Management Practices: Overview, Definitions, Risks, and Ethics


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General Information

Title: Restraint and Restrictive Behavior Management Practices: Overview, Definitions, Risks, and Ethics

 Presented By: Professor Peter Sturmey PhD

LIVE Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability: 

You must register prior to the LIVE event to have access to the video. Video closes 10 days after the LIVE webinar.

Recordings closes at  10/10/20 11:59 pm eastern


This webinar will review the definitions of restraint and restrictive behavior management practices (RRBMPs) and their risks and benefits. Professor Sturmey will describe the overall prevalence in contemporary services, including risk factors and safety for individuals and caregivers. The webinar will end by reviewing the ethics and legal aspects of the use of RRBMPs.

Learning Objectives

Following this webinar the learner will:

  • Identify and give examples of RRBMPs
  • Identify the overall prevalence of RRBMPs
  • Identify the personal and organizational risk factors for RRBMPs
  • Identify the professional ethical and legal aspects of the use of RRBMPs

    Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

    Professor Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York. 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 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 at San Antonio State School during a federal class action lawsuit. There he supervised behavioral services and master's level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders in adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and implemented large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs. Professor Sturmey has published 28 edited and authored books, over 225 peer reviewed papers, over 80 book chapters and made numerous presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil and Italy. His research focuses 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.
    Peter Sturmey is co-author or editor of books 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.


    6:00 pm: Introduction
    6:05 pm: Webinar begins
    7:45 pm: Q&A session
    8:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms

    Credit Hour Information

    Behavior Analysts earn 2 Ethics CEUs* (Learning)
    Psychologists earn 2 Ethics CE Hours*

    Occupational Therapists earn .2 AOTA CEU*

    Social Workers earn 2 Ethics CE**

    Certified Counselors earn 2 Ethics CE**

    Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes

    • CEs not available for other professions

    *CE for viewing Live or Recording

    ** CE for LIVE ONLY

    For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

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