Continuing Education Live Workshop Series:
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Continuing Education Online Series:

SELC is pleased to be able to offer the following online Continuing Education events.  These events are a great opportunity for those seeking Continuing Education credits as it allows you to view the presentations at your own convenience and from the comfort of your own home or office.  Additionally, it cuts out the transportation costs of having to attend an in-person workshop.

Course Catalog:

Event #1 -
Security and Confidentiality for the  BCBA

by Alan Shamoun
1.0 CEU - $25.00

Description: Sections 2.07 and 2.08 of the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct state that BCBA’s and BCaBA’s are to maintain client confidentiality in their work, with respect to “creating, storing, accessing, transferring, and disposing of records under their control…”. However, it is possible that many individuals or entities do not understand what information may be considered confidential or how things they do on a regular basis may lead to a confidentiality breach. This course will discuss the different types of information common in a Behavior Analysts’ practice and what steps can be taken to provide reasonable precaution to protect information which is considered confidential.

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Event #2 - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT): Episode 1: An Introduction to ACT

by Ridda Sheikh, M.A., BCBA, LBA-NY
1.0 CEU - $25.00

Description: Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience higher levels of psychiatric concerns relating to increased levels of inflexibility and rigidity, and there is a growing need to adapt empirically-based interventions in order to reduce these cognitive and emotional stressors (Maisel, Stephenson, Cox, & South, 2019) and increase their quality of life. This event will cover a brief description of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is as contextual behavior therapy, based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). The ACT model includes techniques, or hexaflexes, such as cognitive defusion, acceptance, mindfulness, values and commitment methods (Pahnke, Lungdren, Hurtsi, & Hirvikoski, 2014). These techniques will be explored in more detail, with an in-depth review of empirical literature evaluating the effectiveness of the ACT training for a group of students with high-functioning ASD diagnosis (Pahnke, Lungdren, Hurtsi, & Hirvikoski, 2014), an evaluation of an online training program to improve family well-being (Pennefather, Hieneman, Raulston, & Caraway, 2018), and the use of the cognitive defusion technique to reduce distress in learners diagnosed with ASD (Maisel, Stephenson, Cox, & South, 2019). These adaptations of CBT models and strategies are helpful in planning for and training explicit skills, while meeting our ethical obligation, as clinicians, to utilize the most efficient strategies for our learners.
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Event #3 - Ethics: Following the BACB Compliance Code, while Practicing Under State Regulations

by Ridda Sheikh, M.A., BCBA, LBA-NY
1.0 CEU - $25.00

Review of BACB Ethics guidelines with examples. NYS Guidelines and scope restrictions are reviewed as well.

  1. Identify APA/ABA/NYS-ABA codes of ethics and why they are important.

  2. Identify ethical responsibilities to clients, identify your client(s) appropriately and identify your role and responsibilities with your clients.

  3. Identify the importance of being aware of local (state/county, etc.) regulations.

  4. Identify effective ways to balance role(s) as a Certified Behavior Analyst and a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst.

  5. Learn problem-solving approaches to handle ethical issues we may face as a leader, with other professionals, schools, parents, etc.

  6. Learn how to demonstrate a problem-solving approach to respond to ethical issues that may arise across settings.

  7. Learn how to balance the requirements for a contract between supervisees and supervisors, as required by the BACB, with state requirements when licensure exists.

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To register for these online events, please click the titles above or visit the following link. Creating an account is free, you only pay when you register for a course.

Presenter Bios:

Ridda Sheikh, M.A., BCBA, LBA
 is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a NYS LBA with many years experience working in home and center-based settings with clients, families, and educators.  She received her Master's degree in Appliedl Behavior Analysis from Queens College, City University of New York. Currently, Ridda is a supervising Behavior Analyst at Behavioral Intervention Psychological Services PC, a long island based consulting firm.

Alan Shamoun
 has been the Office Manager for SELC for over 10 years, the Office Manager for Behavioral Intervention Psychological Services PC for over 10 years as well, and has managed other small business offices for over 15 years. He has experience working with information technogology that spans over 20 years. Although Alan  is not an "ITS" (Information Technology Specialist), nor does he carry any certifications by Cicso or Microsoft, he offers real world experience and practicality.