Behavioral Tech, LLC

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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


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

For groups of 11 or more, please contact Behavioral Tech, LLC for a special rate.

Professors: Professors who wish to use this course with their class will receive complimentary access and their students will receive 50% off the retail price. To learn more or receive access to a course preview, contact Behavioral Tech at or call 206.675.8588.

Student Rate: Students receive 50% off the retail price. Proof of current student status is required. Please complete the student order form and mail it in with payment and proof of student status (see student order form for details).

Extensions for already purchased Online Training: available for an additional charge. Please email 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

If you are eligible, successful completion of every Post Assessment of this course will enable you to receive Continuing Education credits.

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 Eligibility for continuing education credit terminates one year after the expiration of your online course.

This offering meets the requirements for the following hours by discipline