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Training Description

This course teaches clinicians how to identify and respond to client behaviors that interfere with treatment, relevant for expert and novice clinicians alike. This course specifically focuses on problematic behaviors that make it extremely difficult (if not impossible) to provide therapy. This course teaches clinicians how to manage behaviors that interfere with the client receiving therapy, as well as behaviors that burn out therapists when these behaviors occur in individual therapy/counseling, individual case management, and one-on-one counseling sessions.

Specific Course Topics

  • Theory and assumptions in Therapy Interfering Behaviors (TIBs)
  • Basic Steps in responding to TIBs
  • Keep the intervention from back-firing by paying attention to style
  • Manage emotions when they interfere with treating TIBs (therapist desire to avoid, anger, judgmentalness, etc.)

Course Objectives

  • Understand the theoretical framework necessary for responding to and managing client behaviors that interfere with therapy
  • Combine acceptance/validation strategies with a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach in a dialectical fashion in order to manage TIBs
  • Identify/accept/understand assumptions about your clients that you should hold when treating TIBs
  • Identify/accept/understand the assumptions about you as a therapist when treating TIBs
  • Identify/accept/understand the assumptions about therapy interfering behaviors
  • Orient client to therapy interfering behaviors and how they will be addressed in therapy
  • Identify in your mind what behaviors interfere with therapy
  • Identify client non-attentive therapy interfering behaviors
  • Identify client non-collaborative therapy interfering behaviors
  • Identify client non-compliant therapy interfering behaviors
  • Identify client behaviors that push your personal limits
  • Identify client behaviors that push your organizations limits
  • Identify behaviors that decrease your motivation to continue therapy
  • Understand the concept of limits and the role they play in therapy interfering behaviors
  • Determine your own personal limits
  • Identify your organization's limits
  • Understand the difference between limits and boundaries
  • Identify the most important limit-pushing behavior
  • Prioritize what to target when there are multiple TIBs
  • Identify the TIBs that are likely to destroy therapy
  • Identify TIBs that are immediately interfering
  • Identify the TIBs that are functionally related to life threatening behaviors
  • Identify the TIBs that are similar to problem behaviors outside of therapy
  • Know when to extend limits and how to do so in a consistent manner
  • Define therapy interfering behavior and orient clients to their consequences
  • Assess controlling variables and function of behavior
  • Avoid mistakes that are common when treating TIBs
  • Identify client problems that lead to your burnout as a therapist
  • Problem solve with your client
  • Explain and utilize the four options to solve any problem
  • Respond to a client who refuses to modify their interfering behavior
  • How to respond to your own emotional dysregulation

Pricing

3 month access for $199 per user
6 month access for $249 per user
12 month access for $299 per user

Special Rates

Extensions: Extensions for previously purchased onlined training courses are available for an additional charge. Please reference the online training order form for monthly extension rates and submit your completed order form to learn@behavioraltech.org or to fax number 206.675.8590.

Groups of 11 or more: Please contact us at learn@behavioraltech.org or call 206.675.8588 to receive a quote for 11 or more online training courses.

Student Rate: Students receive a 50 percent discount on online training. Proof of current student status is required (a photocopy of your student ID or your current class schedule). Please complete the online training order form and submit it and proof of student status to learn@behavioraltech.org or to fax number 206.675.8590.

Professors: Professors who wish to use this course with their class will receive complimentary access and their students will receive a 50 percent discount on online training. To learn more or to preview a course, please contact Behavioral Tech at learn@behavioraltech.org or call 206.675.8588.

System Requirements

Media Used

  • Streaming videos and audio
  • Interactive modules
  • Microphone “Match the Tone”

Minimum System Requirements

  • 128 MB RAM
  • Broadband Internet Connection (256kps or higher)
  • Flash 9.0 or higher
  • Soundcard with headphones or speakers are required
  • Microphone (embedded or external) for “Match the Tone” exercise
  • Screen Resolution of 1024 x768
  • This course is not Section 508 compliant

Microsoft Windows Users

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, or Firefox 3.0 or higher (tech support is not available for Google Chrome or Opera at this time)

Macintosh Users

  • This course is not accessible on iPad or iPhone
  • Mac OS X or higher
  • Firefox for Mac is Recommended (tech support is not available for Safari at this time)

Continuing Education

Continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify if this course meets your continuing education requirements. Inquiries regarding CE for other disciplines not listed may be directed to Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 or via email at ceinfo@behavioraltech.org. Eligibility for continuing education credit terminates one year after the expiration of your online course.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors' Approved Education Provider Program, Provider Number 359. This activity is approved for 10.0 contact hours. After passing the Post-Test with a score of 85% or higher and completing the Evaluation Survey, our automated system will issue a CE Letter to the participant awarding Continuing Education credit.

Mental Health Counselors: Behavioral Tech is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Behavioral Tech has allocated 10.0 clock hours for this activity. After passing the Post-Test with a score of 85% or higher and completing the Evaluation Survey, our automated system will issue a CE Letter to the participant awarding Continuing Education credit.

Nurses: Behavioral Tech, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Behavioral Tech designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Continuing Medical Education is accepted by the ANCC for nursing certification renewal. After passing the Post-Test with a score of 85% or higher and completing the Evaluation Survey, our automated system will issue a CE Letter to the participant awarding Continuing Education credit.

Nurses – CA: In accordance with the provisions of Division 2 Chapters 13 and 14 of the Business and Professions code, Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved as a Continuing Education Provider. Approval #PCE 1776. Course meets qualifications for 10.0 contact hours. After passing the Post-Test with a score of 85% or higher and completing the Evaluation Survey, our automated system will issue a CE Letter to the participant awarding Continuing Education credit.

Psychiatrists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Behavioral Tech, LLC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. After passing the Post-Test with a score of 85% or higher and completing the Evaluation Survey, our automated system will issue a CE Letter to the participant awarding Continuing Education credit.

Psychologists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Behavioral Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Behavioral Tech, LLC has allocated 10.0 hours of CE within APA guidelines. After passing the Post-Test with a score of 85% or higher and completing the Evaluation Survey, our automated system will issue a CE Letter to the participant awarding Continuing Education credit.

Social Workers: Continuing Education Approval for Social Workers is on a State basis. We are approved providers through NASW, WA State chapter and some states consider this reciprocal. If your state is not listed below, it will be your responsibility to check with your licensing board to ensure they consider our providership through NASW, WA State reciprocal.

Washington: Behavioral Tech, LLC has been approved for 10.0 hours of CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Certified Social Workers, Certified Marriage & Family Therapists, and Certified Mental Heath Counselors are eligible. Provider number 1975-166. After passing the Post-Test with a score of 85% or higher and completing the Evaluation Survey, our automated system will issue a CE Letter to the participant awarding Continuing Education credit.

New York: Behavioral Tech SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0040. This educational activity has been approved for 10.0 self-study hours. After passing the Post-Test with a score of 85% or higher and completing the Evaluation Survey, our automated system will issue a CE Letter to the participant awarding Continuing Education credit.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

Arizona, Connecticut, and Nevada do not offer online CE Training for social workers.