Incorporating Positive Behavioral Interventions in Your Practice

Incorporating Positive Behavioral Interventions in Your Practice 

Non-aversive behavioral intervention has been the charge for human services and education professionals for several decades. The application of positive behavior support, or PBS, has been widespread and adopted as a standard practice for preventing and managing behavior. PBS is an approach that provides a proactive structure to prevent and manage problem behavior. However, the utility of PBS has not been fully explored for its use in ABA clinical intervention settings for individuals with autism. 


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet Ethics or Supervision CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-IPBIYP
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify major components of positive behavior support that relate to ABA practice.
Recognize strategies to train staff on how to incorporate positive behavior supports.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Components of PBS

Can You Do More?

What is PBS?

Support for PBS

PBS and the 7 Dimensions

PBS at the Organization Level



Section 3: Implementation in Various Situations

Quality of Life

Organizational Quality of Life

Operationalizing Quality of Life

Creating Universal Systems in an ABA Practice

Secondary Systems

Tertiary Systems

Lessons Learned from the Schoolwide Movement



Section 4: An ABA Organization Example of PBS in Action

Lead the Way

Upstate Autism Services: A PBS Story

Training Staff for Success



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributor



Instructor: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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