This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
1. Therapeutic Interaction Strategies A. Goals of this Training B. What are Our Cultural Expectations of Behavior? C. Teach People to Understand D. What Can You Teach E. Help People Meet Personal Needs F. What Can You Support G. Teach Relaxation H. Desensitization I. Journaling J. What Do You Say When… 2. Audience Response
Dan Baker, PhD is Director of Community Positive Behavior Support, Transition, and Supported Employment Projects, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker's focus at The Boggs Center is on positive behavior support, models of community and educational support, transition services, and mental health services for persons with disabilities. Dr. Baker earned his PhD in Educational Psychology in 1992 and a Teaching License in 1990 from the University of Minnesota. He has worked with people with a range of disabilities; his applied work includes efforts in schools, residential settings for people with disabilities, recreational programs, and employment supports. Dr. Baker is well published in both edited books and literary journals. Most of his published work addresses strategies for teaching direct care staff to work with persons who present challenges. Disclosure: Dan Baker, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Michelle Mead, MA, LAC
Michelle is a Training and Consultation Specialist for the Community Positive Behavior Support project at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. She provides training and technical assistance to community providers supporting individuals with challenging behaviors. Prior to her employment at The Boggs Center, Michelle provided family training and support in early intervention and school programs serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Michelle received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary education and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth. Disclosure: Michelle Mead, MA, LAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.