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Acquired Brain Injury Behaviour Services presents:

Altering Challenging Behaviours in Persons with ABI:

Building Organizational Capacity and Individual Skills

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

West Park Healthcare Centre, 82 Buttonwood Avenue, Toronto ON

Persons with acquired brain injury (ABI) can exhibit challenging behaviours such as agitation and aggression. Best practice requires behaviours to be assessed and treated in a systematic way. An effective approach to altering challenging behaviour involves identifying what precedes behaviour (antecedents), what maintains it (functions), and how we respond to it.

At this workshop, attendees will enhance their understanding of:

  • Environmental influences/strategies to minimize challenging behaviours
  • Functions of behaviour
  • Mindful staff responses

Speakers:

- Dr. John Davis, Ph.D., ABPP, C.Psych, Clinical Director – Hamilton Health Sciences

Dr. John Davis is a psychologist at the Hamilton Health Sciences Acquired Brain Injury Program where he serves as Clinical Director of the Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Service, providing care to adults with an acquired brain injury and behavioural/psychiatric challenges. He graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Wayne State University, and a residency in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia Medical Center. John is also a diplomate in behavioural and cognitive psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. A special focus for John's professional activity is clinical neuropsychology and acquired brain injury rehabilitation. John has also been awarded an EEG biofeedback practice certificate by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. John has served with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University for many years. In addition to his university teaching, John has received several research grants and authored a number of scientific publications.

- Karl Gunnarsson, M.Sc., BCBA, Director, ABIBS – West Park Healthcare Centre

Karl has for the past decade been deepening his understanding of human behaviour through education and work. He was the Director of the NeuroBehavioral program at NeuroRestorative in Carbondale, Illinois, prior to joining West Park Healthcare Centre as Director of ABIBS in June 2018. He has published several articles in peer reviewed Behavior Analytic journals on gambling behaviour, organizational behaviour, impulsivity and ABI, language and cognition training in autism, and experimental animal research. Karl is currently completing his PhD from Southern Illinois University in Rehabilitation focusing on Behavior Analysis and Therapy where his dissertation focuses on measuring temporal stability of impulsivity and clinical interventions to improve measures of impulsivity in ABI. Karl is interested in all things related to human behaviour, yet his biggest passion lies within three broad areas: gambling behaviour, organizational behaviour, and functional treatments; towards clinical implementation within or around his population of preference, ABI. Finally, Karl is a guest reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and is a member of various Behavior Analytic chapters (i.e., OntABA) and special interest groups.

- Dr. Valdeep Saini, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Assistant Professor – Brock University

Dr. Valdeep Saini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Disability Studies at Brock University. He graduated with his doctoral degree in Behaviour Analysis from the University of Nebraska and completed his post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric and Behavioural Psychology at Upstate Medical University in New York. Dr. Saini has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities across a variety of settings including intensive outpatient clinics, mental health facilities, and school-based programs. Dr. Saini’s primary research and clinical work has involved the application of behaviour analysis to the assessment and treatment of severe behaviour disorders. Dr. Saini has worked on projects to help improve treatment practices for challenging behaviour that have received over $2 million dollars in federal funding.

Cost $150 (HST included), includes lunch and parking


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