Flipping Your Focus: Prioritizing Skill Building in Behavior Reduction

When clients present with behavioral excesses that interfere with their functioning and livelihood, behavior analysts typically first conduct functional assessments to determine what variables are contributing to and maintaining the behavioral excesses. We are also ethically obligated to recommend the least restrictive procedures that are still likely to be effective in targeting any behavior change. In this workshop, you’ll learn to flip your focus when analyzing functional assessment data by contextualizing those data as either performance deficits or skill deficits. This analysis will then be used to inform the design of replacement behavior training procedures, with an emphasis on teaching behaviors that 1) are ecologically and socially valid to the client, and 2) can be effectively and efficiently taught in order to minimize the need for reactive, or otherwise intrusive, procedures.

November 9, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
3100 S Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: 708.863.3803



4 BCBA (including 2 ethics) CEUs are available

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  

Payment must be received by October 26, 2018

For more information contact Kenya at 708.222.4609

Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice

If 5 attendees are not confirmed by October 26th, the class will be cancelled and refunds will be issued

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Continuing Education Workshop

BCBA Credits

@ $100.00 ea.

QIDP Credits

@ $50.00 ea.

Dr. Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, Ph.D. BCBA-D


Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, Ph.D. BCBA-D, earned her MA in Clinical Psychology and Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked as a behavior analyst since 2005 in a variety of clinical and educational placements, including foster care, public schools, residential centers, and private practice. Her professional practice focuses on systems-level consultation and support and the design and implementation of pragmatic behavioral interventions to create longstanding, socially significant changes. She is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis degree programs at National Louis University (NLU) and President of the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis.  She is actively involved in state- and national-level professional organizations as an advocate for increased stringency in the training of behavior analysts and dissemination of behavior analysis to the public.