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Functional Behavioral Assessment of Problem Behavior 2012
Ron Burd Education and Conference Center

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Registration Information

Conference Name: Functional Behavioral Assessment of Problem Behavior
Conference Date: Friday, October 5th, 2012
Location: Ron Burd Education and Conference Center
444 Devereux Drive
Villanova, PA 19085
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Presenter: Ennio Cipani, Ph.D.

Registration is from 5/1/12 - 9/1/12

(Registration after 9/1/12 will result in a $25.00 late fee)

  • Registration Fee - $125.00
  • Group Registration- $100.00 per person (4 people or more)
  • Student Registration Fee - $80.00 per person (Contact Kristy for more information)
  • Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference materials
  • Changes/Cancellation Policy- Registration cancelled after 9/17/2012 will be subject to a fee of one-half the registration. If no advance notice is provided, the entire registration fee will be forfeited.
  • Late Registration will only be accepted by phone. Please contact Kristy Ritvalsky at 610-542-4467.

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Workshop Description

A Function-based Diagnostic Behavioral System: Addressing Problem & Replacement Behaviors

This three-hour workshop will cover a function-based diagnostic system for operant problem behaviors. A numerical four category diagnostic system for classifying problem behaviors (direct access; DA 1.0, direct escape; DE 3.0, socially mediated access; SMA 2.0, socially mediated escape; SME 4.0), as well as sub-categories delineating specific reinforcers under each category (e.g., SMA 2.2, peer attention) will be presented. Additionally a three category diagnostic system will be advanced for classifying replacement behaviors. The remainder of the workshop will cover how to diagnose the current strength and breadth of the replacement behavior in the repertoire of the client/child.

Functional assessment of problem behaviors: Experimental methods

This three hour workshop will cover functional assessment methods that involve a manipulation of variables to demonstrate function of behavior. These methods include FAB or analogue assessment tests, trigger analysis with behavioral description (non-experimental) and in-situ hypothesis tests. The author's function-based, diagnostic classification system for target problem behaviors (Cipani & Schock, 2011) provides the framework for setting up experimental test conditions for these various methods.

Continuing Education Credits 


The Institute of Clinical Training and Research (ICTR) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants attending the entire program and completing a program evaluation will receive 6 APA continuing education credits

Board Certified Behavior Analysts

The Institute of Clinical Training and Research is approved to offer continuing education CEU’s to BCBA certified members. BCBA members attending the entire program and completing the evaluation will receive 6 CEU’s.

Online Registration Begins May 1, 2012

Please contact Kristy Ritvalsky (610) 542-4467 or if you have any questions.

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Date: Friday, October 5, 2012
Time: 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
444 Devereux Drive
Villanova, PA 19085

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