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ABACLive Webinar with Teresa Camille Kolu, PhD, BCBA-D

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.

Teresa Camille Kolu, PhD, BCBA-D  presents: “An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Behavior Analysis for Behavioral, Mental Health, and Educational Professionals”

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  (Eastern/NY)

This event is FREE for the general public.* Or available for the discounted price of $50 with 2 BACB® Learning CEUs.

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The cultural movement to extend trauma-informed services to settings and clients typically served by behavior analysis is challenged by a widespread lack of training, support, and unified understanding of how behavior analytic principles are applicable. In some cases, we lack knowledge of appropriate assessments, supervised experience with sensitive populations, and skills including rigorous risk documentation and collaboration with trauma-informed teams. These statements may be especially true, and their consequences serious, where trauma related behavior intersects with other challenges related to our vulnerable populations. This introduction to trauma-informed behavior analysis (TIBA) shares case studies where behavior analysis was applied in a trauma-informed way in a productive team context to support individuals from settings across education, autism clinics, foster families, day programs, and hospitals. Participants will learn from a collaborative perspective as we move toward operationalizing trauma-related contextual stimuli and treating related behaviors. Participants who collaborate with behavior analysts, or any of those who work in teams addressing behavioral concerns after trauma, will find this useful.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify ways that trauma related terms can be operationalized in ways conceptually consistent with behavior analysis.
  • Participants will match applications of behavior analysis to trauma-related needs.
  • Participants will select examples of using tools to enhance applied behavior analytic practice with people affected by trauma.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Camille Kolu is a behavioral scientist and BCBA-D in Denver, Colorado. She is the owner of Cusp Emergence, a private practice in which she joins families and agencies to engineer behavioral cusps for individuals and their loved ones. After training, supervision and work at the University of North Texas, Dr. Kolu earned a Ph.D. in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, where she developed neurobiological animal models of autism, and examined olfactory and social contextual conditioning. Dr. Kolu practices behavior analysis across the lifespan with individuals and families affected by autism, foster care or adoption, mental illness, and/or developmental and intellectual disabilities. She partners with health and human service agencies, mental hospitals, schools, community-centered boards, and universities, and enjoys designing and teaching courses in behavior analysis and ethics. Dr. Kolu has published in peer-reviewed journals, and serves on the advisory board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. She is active in local behavior analytic groups. Dr. Kolu explores research interests in verbal communities of reinforcement and stimulus schedules in the everyday interactions of families affected by disruption or trauma, while using her private practice to provide training, education, and behavior analytic mentorship and supervision.

*This event is FREE for the general public. For those that want a certificate of completion for continuing education credits please purchase the discounted CEs. This event is being offered at the discounted ABACLive Cambridge Center Series price for CEUs (Learning). (Register on ABAC website) Behavior Analysts may earn continuing education for viewing the live event or recording.Behavior Analysts: 2 CEUs (Learning) (Visit ABAC website for complete information.)

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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September 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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