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New PCM Instructor Certification Course added!



Exciting New Book! Adventures In Special Education

This book is intended to assist behavior analysts, special educators, and other professionals in their treatment of persons with disabilities who exhibit behavior problems in classroom settings. If you’re trying to understand behavior so that you can figure out 1) how you can behave differently, 2) how to change the environment, and 3)how to pick skills to teach, then this book is for you. The book contains 45 minutes of video of Dr. Winston as he introduces each chapter and there is also a bonus embedded PowerPoint presentation on how to reduce/eliminate restraint use.

"Dr. Winston’s book is a great read for all parents, educators and anyone who deals with students with behavioral challenges, whether they have disabilities or no labels at all. The real life examples were both humorous and thought provoking. I believe this book will make a big change in how we all look at labels, reinforcement, and many other things that affect how we treat and educate children. It will make us better practitioners, parents and educators. I would highly recommend this book and I plan to use it for training my own staff.”

- Patty Corrigan


Testimonials
"I have been providing behavioral services to a diverse array of disability groups for the past 25 years. I have been certified since 1989 and board certified since 2003. As a Behavior Analyst, I have a deep appreciation for the principles incorporated throughout PCM that have a teaching versus punitive basis. The focus is on building and maximizing relationships, preserving human dignity, and keeping individuals free from pain using the least restrictive procedures... The pro-active approaches are what sets it apart. There have been numerous times during application in various facilities when I have directly observed the behavior of individuals being shaped into more appropriate repertoires through the use of PCM procedures...Thank you PCMA. You have made a difficult job a whole lot easier."

Camille Pedone
Senior Behavior Analyst, MA, BCBA




"I wanted to let you know that I have been, and continue to be, extremely impressed by the integrity with which the Professional Crisis Management Association conducts both their clinical training and the customer service aspect of their business. Whenever someone asks me about Professional Crisis Management training or the Professional Crisis Management Association, I tell them in all honesty that I feel that the organization is run by people who genuinely respect other people (practitioners, clients, trainees, patients, etc.). As a Professional Crisis Management Instructor, it is nice to be a part of a company that conducts business and clinical practice with high ethical standards. You all are doing an excellent job maintaining an impressive and dignified reputation."

Rebekah Wotton
M. Ed., BCBA, Asst. Director of ABA