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Presented by: Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA and FTF Consultants

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 9:00am – 4:00pm EST

Virtual Training with Dr. Hanley


Thursday, March 16, 2023 9:00am – 1:00pm EST

*Virtual, Small Group, PFA/SBT Application with FTF Consultants

*Attendance at Dr. Hanley’s presentation is required

*Limited to the first 120 registrants 

Location: Virtually via Zoom Events


(*Please note: Registration and payment will be processed via Zoom Events.  Login is required, you will be prompted to sign in or create a free login account for Zoom)

Registration Information:

March 15th only: Training with Dr. Hanley $225

March 15th and *16th: Training and Application: $425

*March 16th is limited to 120 attendees and Attendance at Dr. Hanley’s presentation is require

Course Description:
Join Dr. Hanley and his team as they lead FTF’s efforts to disseminate a compassionate, trauma-informed assessment and treatment for problem behavior. Attendees will learn about Today’s ABA, Practical Functional Assessment-Skill Based Treatment (PFA-SBT) updates, Branch designs, and Universal Protocols divided in 4 parts across two days. This event will take place virtually for a full day of education and a half-day of application.

Course Completion Requirements:
  • Participant attendance will be verified from the digital platform used to host the event.
  • You must remain on a computer or tablet for the entire class in order to receive CE credits.
  • Participants will be required to submit a course evaluation form within 7 days of course completion, in order to be eligible to receive CE credits.
  • A certificate of completion will be issued within 2 weeks of receipt of the course evaluation.
  • This course is not provided for partial credit.
Target Audience: 
This workshop is intended for:
  • Behavior Analysts
  • Special Educators with advanced training in Applied Behavior Analysis
About the Training:
  • March 15th workshop with Dr. Hanley will provide 6.5 hours of instructional time (6.5 BACB Learning CEUs)
  • March 16th Application and Design will provide 4 hours of instructional time (4 BACB Learning CEUs)

March 15, 2023 9:00am to 4:00pm
Virtual Training with Dr. Hanley:  A Comprehensive and Compassionate Approach for Addressing Problem Behavior

» Part 1
Today’s ABA: A Compassionate and Collaborative Approach for Improving Relationships and Behavior (March 15)


This workshop will describe a contemporary and trauma-assumed version of applied behavior analysis for consideration when working with autistic persons or those with developmental and intellectual disabilities, especially when problem behavior is probable. The values that are at the forefront of this compassionate and collaborative ABA approach will be emphasized, along with the sequence of therapeutic processes aimed at improving relationships en route to addressing problem behavior.


  1. An attendee will be able to describe the three values associated with Today’s ABA.
  2. An attendee will be able to describe the most important competencies for people who provide direct support to children, adolescents, or adults with autism and/or developmental and intellectual disabilities.   

» Part 2 and 3 Today’s ABA: On the Latest Iteration of the Practical Functional Assessment and Skill Based Treatment Process


The latest iteration of the practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment process will be conveyed through lecture, interactive discussion, and application exercises. The procedures for maximizing the safety, televisibility, and shared rapport of the process will be emphasized. This workshop will describe the effective and parent-validated treatment process; provide detailed instruction on teaching contextually appropriate behavior following the shaping of communication and toleration repertoires; and the relevance of several choice models for further minimizing risks and expanding the practitioner’s scope of practice.


  1. An attendee will be able to defend the practice of relying on synthesized reinforcement contingencies when functionally analyzing problem behavior and articulate the advantages of functional control over functional classification.
  2. An attendee will be able to derive the suspected response class, establishing operations, and synthesized reinforcers from interview results.
  3. An attendee will be able to describe the tactics for improving the safety, efficiency, and televisibility of the functional analysis.
  4. An attendee will be able to describe how to quickly and safely develop replacement skills within an open-door model that obviates the use of physical management and minimizes the possibility of escalated problem behavior.
  5. An attendee will be able to describe the generally applicable process for teaching contextually appropriate behavior, following the shaping of communication and toleration repertoires.
  6. An attendee will be able to describe how to respond to problem behaviors if they were to resurge during the skill-based treatment process.
  7. An attendee will be able to describe different choice models that can be used in the therapeutic process, to further minimize escalated forms of problem behavior.               

March 16, 2023, 9 AM to 1:00 PM EST

PFA/SBT Design with FTF Consultants:

»Part 4
Backward Design of the PFA and SBT Process for Specific Learners

Small group instruction will be provided to discuss the application of the knowledge of practical functional assessment and skill based treatment to specific learners. The assessment and treatment process for specific learners will be designed, following identification of educational, habilitative, and familial priorities.


  1. An attendee will learn how to use backward design for developing analysis and treatment processes for individual learners.
  2. An attendee will learn how to identify the components of priority skill sets (branches) for an individual learner.
  3. An attendee will learn how to design initial contexts in which the learner is happy, relaxed, and engaged.
  4. An attendee will learn how to empower clients in this same context, while preventing problem behavior from escalating, when challenging situations are introduced.An attendee will learn how to identify and develop communication and toleration repertoires for the learner.An attendee will learn how to shape contextually appropriate chains of behaviors comprised of relinquishing, transitioning, starting, varying, enduring, and persisting.
  5. An attendee will learn how to respond to all types of problem behavior, if they were to resurge during the skill-based treatment process.
  6. An attendee will learn how to collect data, monitor progress, and make values-based and performance-based decisions during the skill-based treatment process.
About the Speaker(s):

Bio:  Dr. Hanley has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for over 30 years.  He worked and trained at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, was degreed at the University of Florida, was tenured at the University of Kansas, and directed the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program and Life Skills Clinic at Western New England University (WNEU).

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 (Div. 25), past Associate Editor of The Behavior Analyst, and past Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and of Behavior Analysis in Practice.

He currently serves as a Research Professor at WNEU, and CEO of FTF Behavioral Consulting, an international training and consulting group based in Worcester Massachusetts.  This group of researcher-practitioners supports professionals attempting to create meaningful outcomes with practical functional assessment processes and skill-based treatments for addressing emerging and severe problem behavior, intractable stereotypy, food selectivity and mealtime problem behavior, and sleep problems. 

Financial: Dr. Hanley will be receiving a speaking fee for this presentation. Dr. Hanley is the CEO of FTF Behavioral Consulting. Each FTF Consultant will be receiving a consultation fee for the small group instruction sessions and are employees of FTF Behavioral Consulting.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Dr. Hanley has no relevant, non-financial relationships to disclose.
If you have a disability and may require specific accommodations in order to fully participate, please email, at least 10 calendar days prior to the event so appropriate arrangements can be made.


Refund Policy
In the event Brookville Center for Children’s Services cancels or reschedules an event, a full refund of pre-paid registration fees will be issued to registrants, within 30 days.  Registrants reserve the right to cancel their attendance, 14 days prior to the event, with a full refund.
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