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Continuing Education Program Sponsored by Catholic Charities Presented by Saint Louis University School of Social Work Alyssa Wilson,

Course Description
This workshop will identify specific behavioral techniques for frontline staff working with children or adolescents with anger- related problem behaviors. Attendees will be exposed to behavior analytic techniques that have been demonstrated to be useful for decreasing a wide range of problem behaviors, including explosive vocal outbursts, aggression, property destruction, and other anger-related behaviors. This solution-focused workshop will be highly experiential and hands-on to allow attendees to practice and refine their skill sets. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Label mechanisms of anger at a personal level 2. Identify client antecedents, behaviors, and consequences as they occur in the moment 3. Use behavioral techniques to de-escalate client problem behavior in the moment This workshop is open to all frontline workers who work with children and adolescents. Date: Time: Friday, March 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Registration sign-in: 8:30 a.m. Program begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Location: Cardinal Rigali Center/ Lally Room 20 Archbishop May Drive St. Louis, MO 63119

Please register for this training by Thursday, February 27th using the email invitation. If you have any questions or need to cancel your registration, please contact Varrietta Anthony at: or 314-932-3301. If you have any questions about other Catholic Charities Federation training, please contact Gayle Shank at: or 314-367-5500 x1116.

Dr. Alyssa Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis program in the School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Rehabilitation and Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Wilson has provided behavior analytic services to a range of populations including children and adults with behavioral addictions, developmental disabilities, and dual-diagnosis. Alyssa has published articles on the assessment and treatment of behavioral addictions, classroom behavior, and translational research. Further, she is a guest reviewer for The Psychological Record, The Behavior Analyst, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion reflecting 3 hours of Continuing Education provided by Saint Louis University School of Social Work. In case of inclement weather, please contact Varrietta Anthony at (314) 932-3301.