Course Description

This course will review the principles of applied behavior analysis and how it can be effectively used in brain injury rehabilitation. Participants will gain an understanding of the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the brain-behavior relationship. The potential positive and negative effects of medication and the importance of close monitoring will be reviewed. The course will describe the primary ethical concerns with implementing a sound behavioral program. Ten general management guidelines that will help reduce the occurrence of behavior problems is presented. The ABC's (antecedent, behavior and consequence) principles of applied behavior analysis will be outlined, as well as how to write an effective behavior plan with a variety of procedures. In conjunction, a number of data collection methods that allow for an efficient review of behavior programs will be taught. Lastly, is a review of the "assault cycle" and how to prevent a crisis situation and safely intervene if necessary.


This course is certified for 2.0 (02.00-05A-07-02-73) CCM (Certified Case Manager), (02.00-02D-07-02-70) and BRN (California Board of Registered Nurses) clock hours. The TBI Resource Guide CCM vendor code is 000018.

Course information is free to the public. Those wishing to obtain continuing education units must complete the test and course evaluation form. There is a $60.00 processing and certification fee.


1. The participant will understand the underlying mechanisms in the brain-behavior relationship.
2. The participant will understand the interactive characteristics of medication and behavior and the need for close monitoring.
3. The participant will have an understanding of the primary ethical concerns surrounding the use of behavioral programming.
4. The participant will be able to outline the general management guidelines that can be implemented to reduce the occurrence of behavioral problems.
5. The participant will be able to describe the A-B-C basic principles of applied behavior analysis: antecedent, behavior and consequence.
6. The participant will understand the written behavior plan format and a variety of behavior plan procedures.
7. The participant will be able to describe various forms of behavior data collection.
8. The participant will understand various techniques of crisis prevention and intervention, including the "assault cycle" illustration.


Brain-Behavior Relationship
Behavior and Medication
General Management Guidelines
Basic Principles
Behavior Plan Format
Behavior Plan Procedures
Data Collection
Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Course Evaluation Form

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