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Preventing & Managing Challenging Behavior: Evidence-Based Interventions in Schools

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Preventing & Managing Challenging Behavior: Evidence - Based Interventions in Schools

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM

Presenter: Michael Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Executive Director of Behavior Therapy Associates) 

Description:  Today’s educators are faced with increasingly greater challenges inside and outside the classroom. This includes oppositional and defiant behavior, aggression, depression, anxiety, ADHD symptoms, and other issues. Regardless of the educator’s experience and training, students’ unique difficulties may significantly disrupt classroom management, educational progress, and the classroom and/or school culture and climate. It is critical for successful programming to encompass multiple modalities of support. This includes emotional supports conveying a nonjudgmental, supportive, and values-driven approach; behavioral supports that are clear, consistent, and meaningful, yet also individualized for maximum efficacy; social skills programming that teaches and strengthens replacement behaviors and fosters generalization; and educational programming appropriate for each learner. Dr. Selbst will highlight these areas, allowing participants to turnkey critical components to prevent and manage challenging behavior, to preclude more restrictive programming when possible, and to promote collaboration within the school and between home and school.

Presenter:  Michael C. Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy Associates. He is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level. Dr. Selbst also serves as Co-Executive Director of the HI-STEP® Summer Social Skills Program. He has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of clients who presents with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, aggression, social skills deficits, learning disabilities, as well as family and relationship issues, and parent training. Dr. Selbst has extensive experience evaluating and treating pre-school aged children through adults, consulting with school districts and private schools, helping individuals working through significant life changes and transitions, and has led numerous workshops, including at local, statewide, national, and international conferences. Dr. Selbst assists clients to increase their psychological flexibility, making meaningful steps toward who and what is important to them. He is co-author of the Behavior Problems Resource Kit: Forms and Procedures for Identification, Measurement and Intervention, the social skills curriculum, POWER-Solving®: Stepping Stones to Solving Life’s Everyday Social Problems, and book chapter “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” in A. G. Dempsey’s (Ed.) book, Pediatric health conditions in schools: a clinician’s guide for working with children, families, and educators.

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