Use of Behavior Management Plans to Reduce Self-Injury

February 21, 2018

11 am PST  ǀ  12 pm MST  ǀ   1 pm CST  ǀ   2 pm EST

Behavior management strategies are effective in supporting positive behavior change. The incidence and prevalence of self-injurious behavior among inmates is widespread and well known.

The use of behavior management plans to decrease self-injury is growing and publications have touted its success. Yet many mental health professionals do not have experience with creation and implementation of such plans.

This one-hour webinar will help participants to understand behavior management strategies in a practical way. Participants will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of behavioral management and its proven efficacy. A case example will be used to illustrate how to perform a functional analysis, construct a behavior management plan, obtain patient and staff buy-in and measure outcomes.

Duration: 1 hour

Registration fee: $49

Educational Objectives

• Outline the 4 steps used to develop an individual behavior management plan
• Describe how to complete a functional analysis of a patient’s self-injurious behavior, including hypotheses about the reinforcers supporting the behavior
• Measure the efficacy of a behavior management plan through a tracking form and simple database

Continuing Education Credit

1.0 hour of credit is available for physicians, nurses, psychologists and CCHPs.

About the PresenterSharen Barboza

Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally recognized expert with more than 15 years of experience in correctional facilities and psychiatric hospitals. As Vice President of Clinical Operations - Mental Health at MHM Correctional Services, Inc., Dr. Barboza monitors the care and treatment of mentally ill inmates in a number of correctional systems. Previously she was the Chief Psychologist for Central New York Psychiatric Center, which provides psychiatric care to inmates incarcerated within the New York Department of Corrections. She holds an MS in experimental psychology from Tufts University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has published works on sex offender assessment, suicide risk and behavior management for self-injury.