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. All videos are free for accredited organizations and current members. Non-members can purchase any single training individually. Please note: CEUs are available only for live events. 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Things to Consider and Keep in Mind When Bringing People Back to Work

Things to Consider and Keep in Mind When Bringing People Back to Work

Employers need to define the new normal by developing or revising policies to address a range of critical workplace issues, including employee relations, communications, remote work and benefits. Hanna Raanan discusses key issues your organization needs to think about now to prepare for the post-COVID-19 future.

Out of the Crisis: Developing a Rapid Recovery Roadmap to Help You Get Back on Track after COVID-19

Out of the Crisis: Developing a Rapid Recovery Roadmap to Help You Get Back on Track after COVID-19

Having responded to the countless challenges the COVID-19 pandemic thrusted on your company, employees, and clients, you are beginning to turn your focus on getting back to business. Although it is not clear when and how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased, now is the time to plan so you can get back to serving your clients as soon as possible. But what can you do to prepare for the unknown – the when and how of starting up services again? While every organization’s circumstances are unique, the process for developing your Rapid Recovery Roadmap is based on a proven methodology for creating comprehensive strategic plans across many industries and sectors. This webinar will walk you through the steps for writing a practical action plan with your leadership team via virtual meetings.

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.

Telehealth: Strategies for Effective Supervision

Telehealth: Strategies for Effective Supervision

Recent shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many practitioners racing to develop new practice structures and systems to supervise telehealth services. In this webinar, we will review technical and practical factors for practitioners of behavior analysis to consider as they transition to supervising through telehealth services.

Telehealth: Clinical Applications to Real Cases

Telehealth: Clinical Applications to Real Cases

Given the recent orders to shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic, many applied behavior analysis (ABA) practitioners are moving to telehealth to continue to provide support to their clients and families. Alongside continuity of care, producing meaningful outcomes for clients is important. In this webinar, we will apply the best practice recommendations to three different real cases. We will share strategies and resources based on our experiences developing a telehealth model of service provision.

Autism Speaks: Resources & Advocacy During COVID-19

Autism Speaks: Resources & Advocacy During COVID-19

Is your practice impacted by school and business closures, service interruptions and other issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak? In order to navigate this difficult time, we’ve brought in Judith Ursitti, Director of State Government Affairs at Autism Speaks, who will share resources that Autism Speaks has made available for the autism community specific to COVID-19 service interruptions. This webinar will provide organizations with tools to assist their families during this difficult time, discuss the efforts Autism Speaks has made to advocate for families across the US inclusive of the entire spectrum, and share what advocacy opportunities exist at the state and federal level.

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.

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.

Building a World-Class Intake Department

Building a World-Class Intake Department

Intake directly impacts a business’ ability to grow, provide quality care and bill in a timely manner. Therefore, it is important that clerical and clinical staff are able to efficiently process inbound referrals. From managing waitlists to matriculating patients into care, CEO Maegen Pierce and Operations Manager Amanda May discuss the process of streamlining patient intake to build a sustainable, predictable and profitable practice.

A Behavioral Systems Approach to Ethics Training and Supervision

A Behavioral Systems Approach to Ethics Training and Supervision

Professional and ethical behaviors are critical for high quality care and consumer protection. By using behavioral systems, behavior analysts may increase the probability of employees engaging in professional and ethical behaviors. This presentation will survey the basic components of behavioral systems analysis (BSA) and how BSA may be used in practice to promote ethical behavior. Ultimately, this presentation aims to provide a pragmatic, solutions-oriented, and socially-valid approach to ethics that focuses on teaching employees “what to do” in certain situations, instead of using a punitive “how not to behave” approach.

Intercultural Collaboration: Practical Tips and Strategies for Collaboration Across Cultures

Intercultural Collaboration: Practical Tips and Strategies for Collaboration Across Cultures

Intercultural collaboration is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact effectively with people from other social and cultural backgrounds and is becoming an increasingly important skill for behavioral health practitioners to include in their toolbox. Unfortunately, many clinicians report that this is one of the most challenging skills to learn and practice. Molly Ola Pinney is the CEO and Founder of The Global Autism Project- an organization that has spent sixteen years working across various cultures in countries all over the world, as well as collaborated with over 600 International volunteers.

Using Diagnostic Reports to Inform BIPs

Using Diagnostic Reports to Inform BIPs

Decision theory involves the construction of a system of behaviors fundamental to planning, and the process for acting on a decision. Selecting an option for behavior-based action implies that there are alternative decision pathways to be considered. The purpose of this webcast, designed specifically for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), is to: (1) describe and demonstrate a technology-enabled platform for designing decision models, (2) provide an overview of areas in behavior analysis that will benefit from a Clinical Decision Support System, and (3) support the community of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, and Registered Behavior Technicians interested in optimizing clinical and ethical accountability by using a technology-enabled information and knowledge management system.

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.

Clinical Decision Modeling in Behavior Analysis

Clinical Decision Modeling in Behavior Analysis

Decision theory involves the construction of a system of behaviors fundamental to planning, and the process for acting on a decision. Selecting an option for behavior-based action implies that there are alternative decision pathways to be considered. The purpose of this webcast, designed specifically for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), is to: (1) describe and demonstrate a technology-enabled platform for designing decision models, (2) provide an overview of areas in behavior analysis that will benefit from a Clinical Decision Support System, and (3) support the community of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, and Registered Behavior Technicians interested in optimizing clinical and ethical accountability by using a technology-enabled information and knowledge management system.

Translating Medical Necessity Criteria (MNC) for ABA Providers Working with Health Plans

Translating Medical Necessity Criteria (MNC) for ABA Providers Working with Health Plans

Many health care contracts include agreements which state that a plan will provide coverage only for services that are deemed reasonable and necessary, which is up to the discretion of health plans. This is the deciding factor known as Medical Necessity Criteria (MNC). This webinar discusses current best practices for determining medical necessity in autism/ABA treatment.

Addressing HIPAA Vulnerabilities

Addressing HIPAA Vulnerabilities

Almost 95% of HIPAA breaches are preventable. In fact, most healthcare privacy incidents can be avoided by combining robust training, effective organizational policies and procedures, and periodic risk assessments. Compliagent’s HIPAA training is designed to address your organization’s HIPAA vulnerabilities by teaching your staff members exactly what they need to know to be HIPAA compliant, using current industry best practices. Through this HIPAA training, Compliagent will give you the tools to build a culture of compliance around your HIPAA obligations. Compliagent will also provide insight regarding the ethical and legal implications for posting client photos, testimonials and more.

Optimizing Digital ABA Clinical Workflows

Optimizing Digital ABA Clinical Workflows

Data, reporting, and reviewing real-time client progress is paramount in the daily life of an ABA clinician. Sr. Clinical Strategist, Gregory Paquette, M.S., BCBA, shares how to improve reporting workflows to save clinicians time and resources making the most of your workforce.

Legal Issues in ABA with Jodi Bouer, Esq.

Legal Issues in ABA with Jodi Bouer, Esq.

Jodi Bouer: Autism Speaks – Lawyer of the Year 2015. As a long-time insurance coverage litigator representing insurance companies, Jodi Bouer has always viewed coverage and law litigation as the business of interpreting insurance contracts. Her pursuit of the law on behalf of her clients has always been clinical. This webinar will discuss what providers and policyholders should know about evaluating coding, appeals, claims, maximizing reimbursements and minimizing takebacks.

Effectively Training Parents in Behavior Analytic Interventions

Effectively Training Parents in Behavior Analytic Interventions

The effectiveness of behavior analytic interventions hinges on how well we can train parents and other caregivers to implement behavioral strategies in the natural environment. The purpose of this webinar is to review parent training materials, policies and procedures, and practices that we use to effectively train parents. Resources that help support effective parent training are also discussed.

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.

New CPT Codes for Adaptive Behavior Services: What ABA Providers Need to Know

New CPT Codes for Adaptive Behavior Services: What ABA Providers Need to Know

This tutorial will provide an overview of the new CPT codes and modified codes, possible valuation approaches payers may take; differences between the Category III and Category I CPT ABA codes; and information related to navigating various payer implementations of these codes.

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.

Negotiating ABA Reimbursement Rates

Negotiating ABA Reimbursement Rates

An ABA provider’s reimbursement rates can make the difference between profitability and breaking-even – or even going out of business. Rates need to be negotiated so that a practice can remain profitable. An ABA provider’s reimbursement rate is rarely set up according to their ability, clinical quality or outcome. Learn about what you need to know to assess your market, approach the topic with funders, and leverage accreditation to help show your organization’s value to funders.

Not All Treatment Challenges are Created Equal: Effects of Reduced Integrity on Treatment Outcomes

Not All Treatment Challenges are Created Equal: Effects of Reduced Integrity on Treatment Outcomes

In this presentation, the presenter will describe recent studies that have evaluated ways to measure integrity and outcomes associated with reduced integrity, particularly in the assessment and intervention for behavioral excesses (such as the treatment of aggression) and deficits (such as the development of manding). Some recent work suggests that the measurement strategy used, type of intervention, and type of integrity failure interact to affect treatment outcome.

Pay for Performance

Pay for Performance

Do you want to Pay-For-Performance? The term refers to a strategic manner of compensating individuals within an organization based on how they perform. More and more organizations are moving towards pay for performance models to motivate and retain talent. But how does one go about implementing a pay for performance system?

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

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! For more information visit www.Motivity.net

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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