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ABACLive Webinar with Jeff Kupfer, PhD, BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist

December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Kupfer, PhD, BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist presents: “Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment: The Role of Collaboration in Rehabilitation”

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

This event is FREE for the general public.* Or available for the discounted price of $65 with 3 BACB® Learning CEUs.

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Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to treat, often requiring a coordinated rehabilitation team to direct the course of treatment. Basic and complex skills may need to be relearned and individuals with brain injury may actively resist rehabilitation for multiple reasons which impedes successful outcomes.

A variety of interventions exist that address motivation and participation, in addition to effective skill teaching, which have been developed by behavior analysts. Regrettably, these techniques have been largely ignored and the benefits of collaboration remain elusive to most rehabilitation teams and behavior analysts.

This is a talk about collaboration and finding common ground for successful treatment planning. A review of the Four Causes of Behavior (Kupfer, Killeen, & Buzan, 2016) will lay the groundwork for defining the roles and boundaries of each of the rehabilitation team participants. Then, a brief overview of brain geography, function, and TBI measurement scales will be presented. Finally, three case studies will be presented that demonstrate treatment collaboration with physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech and language pathology (SLP) and behavior analysis. Skills acquired include walking, tooth brushing, wheelchair transfers, and self-control. Strategies that invite and support collaboration across disciplines will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the Four Causes of Behavior which define the boundaries of professional practice in treating persons with TBI.
  • Participants will be able to identify the major lobes of the brain and their respective functions.
  • Participants will be able to identify the benefits of using the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale and the Glascow Coma Scale.
  • Participants will be able to identify the appropriate errorless fading techniques to use when working with individuals with TBI.

Presenter Bio:

Jeff Kupfer received his doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Florida, specializing in the experimental analysis of behavior. He has conducted research in animal models of complex learning and psychopathology, as well as research examining environmental influences on bipedal travel in persons with visual loss. Jeff is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts, Colorado, and Nebraska, a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a lecturer at the University of Colorado-Denver. He was the first president of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis and is a Founder and Trustee for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

*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: 3 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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December 9, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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