BHCOE Virtual Academy

Welcome to our library of training videos for Behavioral Health centers, administrators and staff.

Browse our past trainings below to update your skills and learn the latest strategies. Virtual Academy Webinars are only available to BHCOE Accredited Organizations and their employees. Please note: CEUs are available only for live events. 

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Moving Beyond the Stigma: How Value-Based Care will Benefit Your ABA Organization

Moving Beyond the Stigma: How Value-Based Care will Benefit Your ABA Organization

This webinar will describe the key components of value-based care, each likely to be used in future VBP models, and their benefits to providers and the ABA industry overall. Learn More & Watch

Beyond the Client Binder: Think Bigger About Data in ABA

Beyond the Client Binder: Think Bigger About Data in ABA

Watch this webinar, which focuses on basic data collection requirements that behavior analysts should consider if they want to ask questions of their data beyond what has traditionally been asked by ABA practitioners. Learn More & Watch

Person-Centered Care: Considerations for Measurement and Application

Person-Centered Care: Considerations for Measurement and Application

Watch this webinar to learn about implementation and measurement of PCC including a first-person narrative from Johanna Murphy as a patient with autism navigating and acquiring care. Learn More & Watch

Ethical Obligations to Report: Sentinel Events and Reportable Incidents

Ethical Obligations to Report: Sentinel Events and Reportable Incidents

This session focuses on reportable incidents and sentinel events, including obligations to report, what to report, when to report, and how to conduct investigations into allegations efficiently and completely. Learn More & Watch

Best Practices in Setting Up a Vaccination Program at Your ABA Organization

Best Practices in Setting Up a Vaccination Program at Your ABA Organization

Watch this informative BHCOE discussion regarding the COVID-19 vaccination and considerations in the workplace. Learn More & Watch

Building a Budget for ABA Organizations

Building a Budget for ABA Organizations

During this webinar, learn from Fernando Sarria, CPA, CFO at Alternative Behavior Strategies, and Sam Madden, VP of Finance at Propeller Industries, on best practices for budget creation and management. Learn More & Watch

Effective Conversations to Drive Success in ABA Organizations

Effective Conversations to Drive Success in ABA Organizations

In this BHCOE webinar, learn from internationally recognized coach Dr. John Austin on effectively leading and managing employees in everyday conversations. Learn More & Watch

Treatment Selection for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Treatment Selection for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

In this webinar, Dr. Shane Spiker reviews a pathway for selecting the most appropriate and effective treatment option for treating challenging ISB behavior as well as some of the factors that might contribute to that decision. Learn More & Watch

What It’s Really Like to Sell Your ABA Business: The Highs, Lows and EVERYTHING In Between

What It’s Really Like to Sell Your ABA Business: The Highs, Lows and EVERYTHING In Between

Most ABA businesses are founded and run by clinicians. Exiting your ABA practice is no small feat. During this discussion, hear industry veterans Sarah Trautman and Stephen Wood discuss all things selling your ABA business. Learn More & Watch

Cultural Humility in ABA Practice

Cultural Humility in ABA Practice

In this webinar, learn from BHCOE's newest clinical evaluator Dr. Wright about the framework of cultural humility while reviewing opportunities to incorporate individual and institutional practices into the work of ABA. Learn More & Watch

A Look at Non-Compete Clauses in Applied Behavior Analysis

A Look at Non-Compete Clauses in Applied Behavior Analysis

In this webinar, join authors from a recent ABAI Behavior Analysis in Practice journal article titled ‘Noncompete Clauses in Applied Behavior Analysis: A Prevalence and Practice Impact Survey’ to learn about their findings while discussing BHCOE’s position statement on the use of NCCs. Learn More & Watch

Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Your ABA Business & Consumers

Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Your ABA Business & Consumers

In this webinar, Kia Sanders, cybersecurity expert discusses common hazards that all businesses face while reviewing the tools, techniques, and trainings available to protect your business and constituents. Learn More & Watch

Moving Beyond the Stigma: How Value-Based Care will Benefit Your ABA Organization

Moving Beyond the Stigma: How Value-Based Care will Benefit Your ABA Organization

This webinar will describe the key components of value-based care, each likely to be used in future VBP models, and their benefits to providers and the ABA industry overall. Learn More & Watch

Beyond the Client Binder: Think Bigger About Data in ABA

Beyond the Client Binder: Think Bigger About Data in ABA

Watch this webinar, which focuses on basic data collection requirements that behavior analysts should consider if they want to ask questions of their data beyond what has traditionally been asked by ABA practitioners. Learn More & Watch

Person-Centered Care: Considerations for Measurement and Application

Person-Centered Care: Considerations for Measurement and Application

Watch this webinar to learn about implementation and measurement of PCC including a first-person narrative from Johanna Murphy as a patient with autism navigating and acquiring care. Learn More & Watch

Ethical Obligations to Report: Sentinel Events and Reportable Incidents

Ethical Obligations to Report: Sentinel Events and Reportable Incidents

This session focuses on reportable incidents and sentinel events, including obligations to report, what to report, when to report, and how to conduct investigations into allegations efficiently and completely. Learn More & Watch

Best Practices in Setting Up a Vaccination Program at Your ABA Organization

Best Practices in Setting Up a Vaccination Program at Your ABA Organization

Watch this informative BHCOE discussion regarding the COVID-19 vaccination and considerations in the workplace. Learn More & Watch

Effective Conversations to Drive Success in ABA Organizations

Effective Conversations to Drive Success in ABA Organizations

In this BHCOE webinar, learn from internationally recognized coach Dr. John Austin on effectively leading and managing employees in everyday conversations. Learn More & Watch

Treatment Selection for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Treatment Selection for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

In this webinar, Dr. Shane Spiker reviews a pathway for selecting the most appropriate and effective treatment option for treating challenging ISB behavior as well as some of the factors that might contribute to that decision. Learn More & Watch

Sexual Behavior: Research & Practice

Sexual Behavior: Research & Practice

In this discussion, Dr. Shane T. Spiker highlights some of the common and uncommon challenges that arise in this behavior and provides some next steps for the audience to begin developing the necessary tools to begin work in sex and sexuality. Learn More & Watch

The RUBI Autism Network: Parent Training For Disruptive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The RUBI Autism Network: Parent Training For Disruptive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

This webinar provides an overview of the content and empirical investigation of the RUBI Parent Training program for disruptive behavior in ASD, as well as novel applications, including group and telehealth delivery methods. Learn More & Watch

Standards for Diversity & Inclusion for ABA Organizations

Standards for Diversity & Inclusion for ABA Organizations

This webinar discusses the diversity standards proposed by BHCOE for ABA organizations seeking full accreditation. The presentation focuses on the intent for each item, suggested verification, and practical examples on how to ensure compliance. This webinar is suitable for technicians, BCBAs, and business owners. Learn More & Watch

Realtime Feedback from Healthcare Consumers to Reliably Improve Care Delivery

Realtime Feedback from Healthcare Consumers to Reliably Improve Care Delivery

We now live in a social media “Ratings and Reviews Economy.” Consumers can access numerous sites to choose their healthcare providers. Healthcare organizations are struggling to find ways to handle this enormous shift in healthcare consumerism and to use patient feedback to deliver better care while it is being delivered. One way is to gather realtime, Point of Care feedback either through surveys or leader “rounding” so care can be improved immediately. Learn More & Watch

Strategies for Supporting Staff During Distancing

Strategies for Supporting Staff During Distancing

This presentation focuses on providing suggestions for strategies to provide support to team members who may be working distantly or who may be temporarily laid off or experiencing a reduction in hours all of which may put an individual at risk for decreased wellness or decreased connection to his/her/their colleagues within the organization. Information is provided for building support within the organization as well as indicators of when and how to encourage team members to seek professional support outside of the organization if appropriate. Learn More & Watch

Building a Budget for ABA Organizations

Building a Budget for ABA Organizations

During this webinar, learn from Fernando Sarria, CPA, CFO at Alternative Behavior Strategies, and Sam Madden, VP of Finance at Propeller Industries, on best practices for budget creation and management. Learn More & Watch

What It’s Really Like to Sell Your ABA Business: The Highs, Lows and EVERYTHING In Between

What It’s Really Like to Sell Your ABA Business: The Highs, Lows and EVERYTHING In Between

Most ABA businesses are founded and run by clinicians. Exiting your ABA practice is no small feat. During this discussion, hear industry veterans Sarah Trautman and Stephen Wood discuss all things selling your ABA business. Learn More & Watch

Cultural Humility in ABA Practice

Cultural Humility in ABA Practice

In this webinar, learn from BHCOE's newest clinical evaluator Dr. Wright about the framework of cultural humility while reviewing opportunities to incorporate individual and institutional practices into the work of ABA. Learn More & Watch

A Look at Non-Compete Clauses in Applied Behavior Analysis

A Look at Non-Compete Clauses in Applied Behavior Analysis

In this webinar, join authors from a recent ABAI Behavior Analysis in Practice journal article titled ‘Noncompete Clauses in Applied Behavior Analysis: A Prevalence and Practice Impact Survey’ to learn about their findings while discussing BHCOE’s position statement on the use of NCCs. Learn More & Watch

Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Your ABA Business & Consumers

Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Your ABA Business & Consumers

In this webinar, Kia Sanders, cybersecurity expert discusses common hazards that all businesses face while reviewing the tools, techniques, and trainings available to protect your business and constituents. Learn More & Watch

Ethically Marketing Your ABA Practice

Ethically Marketing Your ABA Practice

ABA providers face a variety of unique obstacles related to market awareness and differentiation, gaining new clients, and adhering to ethical guidelines, among many others. This webinar will review tools and techniques that leaders of any size agency can leverage to set themselves apart in a quickly growing space. Learn More & Watch

Standards for Ethics, Integrity & Professionalism for ABA Organizations

Standards for Ethics, Integrity & Professionalism for ABA Organizations

The primary purpose of BHCOE’s Standards for Effective Behavioral Organizations is to promote access to safe, quality and effective clinical services for patients receiving Applied Behavior Analysis services. This presentation reviews section A of BHCOE’s standards related to Ethics, Integrity & Professionalism. The presentation focuses on the intent for each item, suggested verification, and practical examples on how to ensure compliance and is suitable for technicians, BCBA’s, and business owners. Learn More & Watch

Funder Rate Setting and How Providers Can Respond

Funder Rate Setting and How Providers Can Respond

Funders of all types (health plans, Medicaid programs, Tricare, and Self-Insured) manage cost through utilization management and rate setting. In this webinar, we discuss the rationale behind how funders establish rates and how providers can be equipped to successfully negotiate rates. Learn More & Watch

Standards for Diversity & Inclusion for ABA Organizations

Standards for Diversity & Inclusion for ABA Organizations

This webinar discusses the diversity standards proposed by BHCOE for ABA organizations seeking full accreditation. The presentation focuses on the intent for each item, suggested verification, and practical examples on how to ensure compliance. This webinar is suitable for technicians, BCBAs, and business owners. Learn More & Watch

Coping with Sudden Changes in Cash Needs and Availability

Coping with Sudden Changes in Cash Needs and Availability

Many ABA businesses are struggling to identify appropriate strategies to respond to fluctuating cash flow during this time. This panel will feature Fritz Foley, Associate Dean for Strategic Financial Planning at Harvard Business School. He will be reviewing cash flow considerations and engage executive leaders Richard Fish (Autism Learning Partners) and Ned Carlson (Trumpet Behavioral Health) in a discussion on: forecasting funding needs, options for cash flow from operations, investing and financing, cash flow adjustment opportunities & finding additional funds, suggestions for business owners and operators to remain solvent, considerations for the current crisis and return to the new normal. Learn More & Watch

Telehealth in Times of Trouble: Considerations for Behavioral Health Providers

Telehealth in Times of Trouble: Considerations for Behavioral Health Providers

The COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) outbreak has led many behavioral health providers and autism treatment providers to consider synchronous telehealth (i.e. real-time video conferencing) to enable delivery of services in a “socially distanced” manner that is safer for both patients and providers. While telehealth utilization in behavioral health has been growing for years, the transition raises numerous regulatory and operational issues for many providers, including questions of how best to ensure efficacy, safety, and appropriateness in the shift to telehealth, obtaining necessary informed consent and authorization, and essential documentation to ensure reimbursement. This webinar will focus on key issues for providers to consider in shifting to telehealth. Learn More & Watch

How Businesses Can Prepare for the Impact of COVID-19

How Businesses Can Prepare for the Impact of COVID-19

It is likely your practice may be impacted by school and business closures, service interruptions and other issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to help navigate this difficult time, we've engaged a leading labor and employment law firm, Ogletree Deakins, to provide a webinar that answers some of the most frequently asked questions from business owners. As a precautionary measure, this webinar discusses the subject of furloughs, temporary office and location closings, and short-term layoffs. Learn More & Watch

Person-Centered Care: Considerations for Measurement and Application

Person-Centered Care: Considerations for Measurement and Application

Watch this webinar to learn about implementation and measurement of PCC including a first-person narrative from Johanna Murphy as a patient with autism navigating and acquiring care. Learn More & Watch

Ethical Obligations to Report: Sentinel Events and Reportable Incidents

Ethical Obligations to Report: Sentinel Events and Reportable Incidents

This session focuses on reportable incidents and sentinel events, including obligations to report, what to report, when to report, and how to conduct investigations into allegations efficiently and completely. Learn More & Watch

Best Practices in Setting Up a Vaccination Program at Your ABA Organization

Best Practices in Setting Up a Vaccination Program at Your ABA Organization

Watch this informative BHCOE discussion regarding the COVID-19 vaccination and considerations in the workplace. Learn More & Watch

Denials 101: What You Need To Know About ABA Denials, Appeals, and More!

Denials 101: What You Need To Know About ABA Denials, Appeals, and More!

In this video, ABA-industry experts discuss various components of ABA billing including service denials, appeals, and more while highlighting related issues related including considerations around telehealth. Presenters in this webinar include Julie Kornack of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Bryce Miler from Trumpet Behavioral Health, and Darren Sush from Cigna. Learn More & Watch

Keeping the End In Mind: Starting, Operating, and Exiting Your ABA Business

Keeping the End In Mind: Starting, Operating, and Exiting Your ABA Business

This webinar addresses the sale process for an ABA business and the importance of keeping an exit in mind at all times.  Whether you’re just starting your ABA business or running a fully mature operation, this presentation puts the sale process and options in perspective.  Understanding the exit process will enhance the value of your business when that time comes.  Keep the end in mind. Learn More & Watch

ANSI Update: Standards for Documentation of Clinical Records for ABA

ANSI Update: Standards for Documentation of Clinical Records for ABA

Select members from our ANSI Commission will discuss the changes made to the first draft of BHCOE Standard 101: Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for Applied Behavior Analysis Services. Revisions will be discussed and reviewed and BHCOE will review necessary components for clinical documentation and share opportunities to provide final commentary prior to the commission voting on the standards. Learn More & Watch

An Open Discussion about Race & Diversity in Behavior Analysis

An Open Discussion about Race & Diversity in Behavior Analysis

The death of George Floyd has shaken our nation. Join us for a candid discussion about the events of the past week and how behavior analysts, organizational leaders and our science can help improve race relations in the United States. Learn More & Watch

Creating a Talent Acquisition Strategy: Practices in Recruiting, Hiring & Retaining BCBAs

Creating a Talent Acquisition Strategy: Practices in Recruiting, Hiring & Retaining BCBAs

Do you ever wonder what kind of data & systems you should be utilizing to make better decisions about hiring clinical talent? According to LinkedIn's 2018 Global Recruiting Trends, 50% of talent acquisition professionals view data as extremely important in shaping the future, but not nearly as many feel they've fully adopted a data-driven approach to hiring. The right information about the talent landscape can be the difference between struggling to find candidates and hiring the best talent for your organization. This webinar will discuss key trends in hiring, review necessary components to create a hiring pipeline, and how to turn insights into action. We will also discuss the use of non-competes, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure clauses in onboarding paperwork. Learn More & Watch

Making Measurement Meaningful: Improving Performance Evaluations in ABA Organizations

Making Measurement Meaningful: Improving Performance Evaluations in ABA Organizations

Developing great staff evaluations is essential for the smooth operation of an ABA organization. From gathering information on current skills upon hire, to providing the right trainings during on-boarding, to ongoing performance evaluation and reinforcement: taking the time to define and refine how you measure employee performance is critical. During this presentation, Shannon will describe a process for developing good evaluations, from defining the critical skills and what “good” looks like, developing the best strategy, schedule, and tools for measurement, and will discuss how to integrate participative management strategies to ensure social validity and employee and supervisor buy-in to the evaluation process. Learn More & Watch

Decreasing Burnout in RBTs to Increase Organizational Health

Decreasing Burnout in RBTs to Increase Organizational Health

What is burnout, from a behavioral perspective? What organizational and individual factors contributors to burnout in staff? Existing data to help identify burnout will give an overview of some additional measures that can be useful to identify and monitor burnout in staff. Learn More & Watch

Leadership Skills: Having Difficult Conversations

Leadership Skills: Having Difficult Conversations

Although supervision is extremely important for provision of high quality and effective services, specialized training for it lags way behind. For example, a supervisor’s primary means of improving their supervisee’s skills is through ongoing performance evaluation and feedback. However, most supervisors report that they feel uncomfortable giving corrective feedback. In this talk, I will provide practical tips for giving tough feedback. Learn More & Watch

Technology Week 2020

We partnered with some of the leading ABA technology providers to share the latest tools and techniques for optimizing your practice and maximizing patient outcomes.

Motivity: Technology Week

Motivity: Technology Week

Motivity.net is a data collection tool for Behavioral Service Providers who are struggling with the limitations of existing systems. The key difference in Motivity’s approach is a simple but powerful modeling tool that lets you tell the system exactly how you want your programs to work. The objective of the presentation is to demonstrate how to use Motivity to design complex and individualized data collection interface and workflows while maintaining and improving the procedural integrity and fidelity of traditional paper-based methods. We will demonstrate how Behavior Analysts are using the system to design individualized protocols and measures across a wide variety of programs and measures (e.g. PEAK data collection, Test- Probe, Errorless Teaching, random rotation, across operates, and multiple exemplar training).

ABALogix: Technology Week

ABALogix: Technology Week

Mobile software applications that track a user’s geo-location have become incredibly prevalent in our society. Due to how easy it is to install these applications, users often accept terms and conditions without fully understanding what type of data they’re sharing with a software vendor. Health practitioners working in the field of ABA are bound by HIPAA regulations. We’ll briefly discuss how those regulations pertain to geo-location data highlighting some of the dangers of using freely available applications not meant to be used within the context of ABA. Additionally we’ll present a number of case studies pertaining to geo-location exposure and provide a number of solutions ABA providers can take to ensure this data is not exposed.
In addition, we introduced a new PMS solution called Accupoint 2.0 that integrates the thera-Link product. What makes this product stand out is that we offer a free trial and when you sign up you can start using the product the same day. There is no lengthy onboarding process!

thera-LINK: Technology Week

thera-LINK: Technology Week

We will be presenting users with information on our thera-Link product, a HIPAA compliant telehealth product created by Therapy Brands. The product was built for the therapy space and supports both individual and group sessions. This is a stand alone product that can be used regardless of what other platforms therapists use.

In addition, we introduced a new PMS solution called Accupoint 2.0 that integrates the thera-Link product. What makes this product stand out is that we offer a free trial and when you sign up you can start using the product the same day. There is no lengthy onboarding process!

Rethink: Technology Week

Rethink: Technology Week

This session will introduce the BHCOE community to Rethink’s cloud-based technology platform designed to manage all aspects of running an ABA practice. Our HIPAA-secure solution offers a robust clinical suite combined with practice management tools to help you streamline operations, ensure quality, and grow as a business. Designed by experts in the field, Rethink offers the most clinically-advanced tools, content and mobile application, including a patent-pending Medical Necessity Assessment specifically designed for ABA practitioners. We are also excited to share our newest innovation to support telehealth (with synchronous/asynchronous video capabilities) and parent engagement through TheraWe!

CentralReach: Technology Week

CentralReach: Technology Week

Join CentralReach’s Josh Rosenthal and Cara Soto, M.A., BCBA, LBA for a practical webinar on overcoming the challenges that modern BCBAs face with supervision and how technology can make supervision easier than ever before.

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