WEBINARS OFFERED by the PROFESSIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

WEBINARS OFFERED by the PROFESSIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Join us for these informative webinars

The Professional Crisis Management Association is hosting a webinar series this year. These informative presentations are free of charge. They contain important information of interest to human services agency and school staff and administrators, as well as parents, friends and advocates of the people they serve. Most of these programs are appropriate for, and open to, all regardless of customer status, with the exception of occasional webinars that specifically pertain to certified PCM Instructors. Most of the programs offer continuing education credit from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. See below for a schedule of events, technical information (system requirements, log in procedures, etc…) and information for obtaining continuing education credit. Registration links are provided for confirmed events.

ATTENTION!!! BECAUSE OF DEMAND WE MUST LIMIT REGISTRANTS OF EACH SESSION TO 100. BECAUSE OF THIS, EACH REGISTRANT MUST RECEIVE AN APPROVAL FROM PCMA BEFORE THEY CAN BE CONFIRMED AS REGISTRERED. PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU WISH TO BE ENSURED ACCESS TO THE WEBINAR. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE NOTICE THAT YOU ARE REGISTERED, THEN YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO LOG IN AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO OBTAIN A SPOT, PLEASE CHECK BACK AS MANY PROGRAMS WILL BE REPEATED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Upcoming Programs


Title: New Webinar! Click our Webinar series on our homepage! Why your reinforcer may not be one: Problems and Pitfalls with distant reinforcers
Date: 6/16/2017
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Presenter: Dr. Merrill Winston

Dr. Winston is a noted speaker, consultant and expert in the fields of crisis management and applied behavior analysis, and is the author of Adventures in Special Education: A Practitioners Guidebook to Understanding and Treating Problem Behaviors in Schools.

Description: It is quite common for behavior analysis practitioners to arrange distant reinforcers, that is, reinforcers that are accessed an hour, a day, or a week AFTER the targeted behavior has occurred. Although most individuals understand that reinforcement must be delivered with a few seconds to have any effectiveness, they typically claim that "this child has great verbal skills and he understands how he earns his reinforcer, so he doesn't need it immediately". The ability to "tact" a contingency does not mean that the alleged item/activity is in fact functioning as a reinforcer for behavior that has long since ended. This presentation will focus on how these distant programmed "reinforcers" actually function and compare and contrast this with how reinforcement of problem behavior occurs in the natural environment. There will also be a discussion of the clinical implications of misunderstanding the nature of these distant reinforcers and what can be done to ensure that target behaviors contact actual reinforcement. Finally the audience will learn the importance of conditioned reinforcers that are only reinforcers in name and what can be done to eliminate this very common error in applied settings.

1 BACB CEU is available






CEUs: 1 BACB CREDIT AVAILABLE! (15 dollars each)

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3924843475991842306


Technical and Log-In Information

You will need to use your computer speakers to hear the presentation. If you are watching as a group you should have external speakers that are loud enough for the entire group. Participants will be able to ask questions during the presentation and afterward via text-based chat.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

The webinar provider, Go-to-Meeting allows more people to register than allowed log-in capacity (100 attendees) because of this those who register will receive an approval from PCMA indicating that the limit has not been reached. Anyone who does not receive approval before the program will not be able to log in. To maximize your opportunity to obtain a spot it is recommended that you register as soon as possible and log in early. Thank you for your understanding.

Continuing Education Credit Information

Those who would like to earn continuing education credit from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for a webinar sponsored by PCMA, will just need to send a check for $15 per credit hour (most webinars offer one hour of credit) to the address below and be sure to include a note saying what it is for (name and date of the webinar) the participant name as it should appear, and the address where the certificate should be sent. It is not necessary to send the BACB certification number. PCMA may only give credit to those whose names show up on the Go-to-Webinar attendance report for the entire program duration. Those seeking credit must independently register and independently log into the webinar and wait to log out at the conclusion, so that their names appear on the report. Once PCMA receives payment and the above information in the mail and verifies attendance with the Go-to-Webinar participation report, the certificate will be mailed. Participants are encouraged to wait until after the webinar to send payment and certificate request in case there are technical difficulties that prevent attendance.

Please send CEU payment to:

      Professional Crisis Management Association
      Attn: Jennifer Webb
      10269 NW 46 Street
      Sunrise FL 33351