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Assessment and Analysis of Severe and Challenging Behavior:
an online longitudinal training practicum



Complete the form below or email if you are interested in taking this course. Click HERE to read some comments from participants.

Faculty:Elizabeth Hughes, Ph.D., BCBA
Lori Ann Dotson, Ph.D.

This advanced, competency-based training practicum is appropriate for psychologists, behavioral consultants, resource specialists and other qualified professionals charged with assessing individuals who exhibit severe and challenging behavior and with designing positive behavior support plans based on a functional analysis of behavior. Previous participants have attended from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.S.

We invite all behavioral analysts, behavioral consultants, psychologists and other professionals charged with the design and implementation positive behavioral support plans to consider this world-class training event.

Participants in this practicum will conduct a Comprehensive Functional Assessment on focus person in their caseload. Each participants will submit their assessment report to Dr. Hughes, who will provide individual and group feedback on the report. Then the participant will write a person-centered positive behavior support plan to support the focus person. After receiving feedback on the plan, the participant will implement the plan under the supervision and tutelage of Dr. Hughes. During the final feedback session, the class will review progress and make recommendations for the future implementation of the plan. Thus, in addition to the participant improving his/her clinical skills, a focus person in their caseload will also receive the benefits of a fully developed and implemented positive behavior support plan.

This is an Online Course. You do not have to travel in order to participate! All you need is a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone!

Fee: $3000 per person USD. We can invoice in your local currency.

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Sample Reports: The following links will download sample reports (in PDF format) written by previous participants of training. These reports have had all identifying information changed to protect the confidentiality of the focus person. They are presented only as samples, to give you an idea of the type of report participants write during the course of the training.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Dan Dube at  +1 (603) 785 3052 or by email.

Click on the report to download it: Report 1 Report 2 Report 3

Please complete this form to indicate your interest in joining this online course.



Positive Practices in Behavioral Support Through Nonlinear Applied Behavior Analysis

  • CURRENTLY ON HOLD, while course content is being updated and expanded.

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A live, fully interactive, web based seminar series introducing an evidence-based model of positive behavioral support

This is a 4-Module training program covering the following topics:

  • Reduce or eliminate the use of restrictive practices
  • The evidence based IABA Multi-element Model
  • Comprehensive Functional Assessment
  • Person-Centred Positive Behavioural Support
  • Emergency Management and Reactive Strategies Within a Positive Practices Framework
  • Assuring Staff Consistency and the Provision of Quality Services

Elizabeth Hughes, Ph.D., BCBA and Lori Ann Dotson, Ph.D. | Join our mailing list to be notified when the next webinar is scheduled.


The webinars originate from Los Angeles, California, US Pacific Time. To convert this time to your local time go to

Standard fee is $500.00 (USD) per person (we can invoice you in your local currency). A 10% discount is available for groups of 3 or more attending all 4 Modules.

Continuing Education Credit Available for BCBA\\'s. See brochure for more information.

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