Educational Seminars & Webinars

QBS offers a great deal of...well, expertise.  If you're already familiar with our training programs, you know that we only offer the best in training you and your staff in behavioral skills.  If you're looking for seminar-style or webinar educational activities, consider the range of QBS Educational Seminars. As always, our mission is to provide Quality Behavioral Solutions to Complex Behavioral Challenges - solutions that are evidence-based, up-to-date, state-of-the-art.  All topics below can be customized to your staff audiences so that they get the most our of QBS expertise.

Behavioral Briefs

Few professionals have the time available to sit through a lengthy webinar during the course of their day.  For that reason, QBS is introducing Behavioral Briefs - a new kind of webinar, a new way of learning.  Behavioral Briefs are designed to provide education and information on a single topic in a brief period of time.  Strategically scheduled several times across the week, each Behavioral Brief is approximately 15-minutes, providing you with enough information about a procedure, practice, or protocol to advance your skills and knowledge.  This is the best way to learn...and so easy and free!  Just click the title and register!  That's all.  

Here are some upcoming Behavioral Brief webinars you may find interesting.  Be watching for more to come!

Staff Motivation and Reinforcement Procedures

Accurate application of programming day to day is vital in the human service field. Ensuring staff are motivated can increase the likelihood that programs are implemented correctly. Over 15 minutes, this webinar will discuss the importance of staff reinforcement procedures and provide several examples of those procedures in different human service settings. 

Identifying What Behavior to Track and How to Track It

Recording behavioral data is important to drive the decision-making process of effective interventions, analyze trends and behavior patterns, and make future recommendations accordingly. When choosing what behaviors to assign a data recording system, several components should be considered (i.e. inhibition to learning, independence, or socialization, as well as, age appropriateness of skill or potential prerequisites to skill). This webinar will not only discuss what to consider when deciding the target behavior, but will also discuss different data-recording systems, how to decide which one to use, and helpful hints to make them more efficient for you staff.

Just in Case You Missed it, we've archived previous QBS Behavioral Briefs!

 


Seminars

Restraint Prevention and Elimination: A Behavioral Analysis

Recent national news and congressional hearings have brought the use of physical restraint in schools and other educational and treatment settings to the forefront of clinical discussions. While most of the news centers around abuses, the use and abuse of de-escalation strategies and physical interventions requires constant analysis and prevention efforts.

This presentation by Dr. David Lennox provides such an analysis. Intended for both management and staff working with behavorally-challenging individuals, after a brief review of common approaches and practices to managing dangerous behaviors and the relative absence of applied behavior analysis in the area, Dr. Lennox addresses an array of motivational conditions that may influence the use of physical interventions. A more thorough analysis of 'intervention behavior' and possible reinforcement contingencies responsible for its continuation is explored. Finally, Dr. Lennox provides a number of recommendations regarding the contribution that behavior analysts can make to reducing and preventing the use (and abuse) of physical interventions.

1½ Hours.
CEU's Available: BACB Type 2


Behavioral Incident Prevention & Management: Practical Guidelines

This presentation is designed to provide an overview of the status of behavioral issues in residential, educational, and treatment settings. Discussion includes a wealth of practical recommendations and best practices for professionals and paraprofessionals who  provide care to individuals who exhibit challenging, disruptive, or dangerous behaviors.

1½ Hours.


Behavioral Management Strategies: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know

Although there are a plethora of suggestions, recommendations, and procedures for preventing and managing challenging behaviors in healthcare settings, four specific protocols are proposed as some of the most important to know. Prior to discussion of these protocols, basic information regarding behavioral principles, their application and effectiveness will be provided. The protocols, selected based on ease of training, ease of acquisition/mastery, widespread applicability, and likely efficacy, will then be presented with examples of their application. Depending on the number of participants, demonstration and return demonstration may be provided. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Commonly Used Strategies
  • Contributors to Challenging Behaviors
  • Antecedent Interventions
  • Myths About Behavioral Protocols.

1½ Hours.


Behavioral Rounds: An Essential Component of Behavioral Risk Management

Among the many program components recommended for preventing and managing challenging behavior in residential, education, and treatment settings, an effective behavioral rounds process is essential. This presentation first briefly provides an overview of the essential elements of an effective Behavioral Risk Management program, then provides more detailed information for conducting effective behavioral rounds including agenda, critical information to consider, analysis strategies, protocol development, staff education and training, and quality assurance. Vignettes may be reviewed with audience participation in some cases.

1½ Hours.


Assessment and Treatment of Trichotillomania, Bizarre Speech, and Other Mysterious Phenomena

This presentation provides an overview of reinforcement and research showing the wide variety of challenging behaviors that are inadvertently maintained by positive reinforcement. After reviewing the basic fundamentals of reinforcement in maintaining challenging behavior, the role of reinforcement in causing and/or maintaining trichotillomainia, delusional speech, and other unusual behaviors will be presented. Research showing evidence-based strategies for ameliorating these challenges will also be provided.

1½ Hours.


What's So Funny About Challenging Behaviors:
A Comic-Inspired Guide to Understanding and 
Managing Behavioral Difficulties in Long Term Care

Comics and comic strips, while funny, often provide insight into serious issues. This presentation provides a look at selected comics to provide the foundation for background, assessment, analysis, and recommendations for preventing and managing challenging behaviors.

1½ Hours.


Proactive Strategies for Minimizing Depression in the Elderly

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to depression and, as a group, account for one of the highest rates of suicide and suicide attempts. Traditional approaches to treatment primarily include psychopharmacology and psychotherapy most often provided by professionals. However, the majority of day-to-day interactions involve paraprofessionals and others caregivers who are generally unsure about how to contribute to the management of depressive symptoms. This presentation discusses the role of reinforcement in depression and how a better understanding of reinforcement principles and selected reinforcement-based strategies implemented by paraprofessionals can (1) proactively reduce the likelihood of depression and (2) significantly reduce depressive symptoms, thereby contributing to the overall management and treatment of depression.

1½ Hours.


What’s a Manager To Do? Improving Staff Performance the Behavioral Way

Unfortunately, many managers in educational and healthcare settings have not been provided with fundamental strategies in effective leadership. Instead, many simply learn or depend on methods used by previous managers, the management “book-of-the-day”, or intuition. The use of behavioral principles for effective leadership are well-established, evidence-based, easily understood, and simple to use. After reviewing some common and generally ineffective approaches to improving performance, several fundamental strategies will be presented and discussed within the context of common performance problems.

1½ Hours.


Essentials of Developing Rapport: Current Behavioral Research

The value of a rapport that a clinician or educator develops with clients cannot be understated. Despite this, very little research or training programs exist toward the training of rapport building skills. The presentation first describe some general guidelines, then provides some evidence-based findings for establishing and maintaining rapport with individuals with challenging behaviors.

1½ Hours.


30 Tips in 60 Minutes

The presenter will share 30 behavioral tips that can be applied right now and make your life as an educator simpler. These tips can be used in any setting in which you might have to deal with behavioral challenges. The focus will be on preventing and managing power struggles and encouraging more appropriate alternative behaviors without eroding relationships.

1 Hour.

For Pricing and to Schedule a Seminar please call 855-QBS-MAIN or email info@qbscompanies.com.

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