Hopebridge Gives More Than 5,600 Free CEUs to its BCBAs in 2022
December 28, 2022
December 28, 2022
It’s safe to say – and exciting to say! – that the Hopebridge team can check off the collective goal of learning and growing for the year, as we provided a whopping 5,643 continuing education units (CEU) to our clinicians in 2022.
This year, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) each had the opportunity to acquire a total of more than 20 CEUs toward their certification, all from Hopebridge. As always, all CEUs Hopebridge provided were free of cost to our team.
BCBAs added to their repertoire with cutting-edge assessment and treatment options and expanded their knowledge with presentations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The single most-attended session was part one of the “HRE at HB” series with Hopebridge Chief Clinical Officer and BCBA Jana Sarno and Regional BCBA Taylor Thomas, which covered “Happy Relaxed and Engaged” and is embraced at Hopebridge. Throughout the series, participants learned more about how to make shifts happen with practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment.
With multiple opportunities for training throughout the year, nearly 500 team members participated in exclusive PEAK Training from Hopebridge Chief Science Officer Adam Hahs, Ph.D., BCBA-D. This CE event was geared at better preparing clinicians with content from which they can program by giving them a fuller picture of a child’s skills.
Additional interdisciplinary topics ranged from autism and comorbid conditions, to cultural responsiveness, to a panel discussion on preparing for school transitions and medical necessity. Instructors included BCBAs, licensed clinical psychologists, speech-language pathologists and other experts from Hopebridge and partnering organizations.
“Just as we are dedicated to the growth and development of the children we serve, we want to lift our Hopebridge team to new heights in their own careers,” said Jana. “Offering these continuing education opportunities and leadership programs not only underscores our commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate care and clinical advancement, but it also helps our clinicians unlock their own possibilities as they expand their knowledge around the science of ABA.”
All CE events were hosted virtually through BehaviorLive, which allows for nationwide participation, with the bonus of some events also offering a live, in-person option.
Hopebridge is an official Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), which enables us to provide these learning opportunities to our team. In addition, Hopebridge is a BHCOE Accredited Organization, which shows the highest clinical quality and client care in applied behavior analysis (ABA), making this education from our own team feel all the more valuable.
Here is what they had to say:
“Thank you for all of the information. I have a patient in mind already that I am ready to jump in with the IISCA an SBT.”
BCBA Krista on “HRE at HB”
“Very beneficial for determining assessments for the school system.”
Case Manager Quinton on “Panel Discussion: Preparing for School Transitions and Medical Necessity”
“I loved learning about the BHI and how we can use it as another form of assessment.”
BCBA Prentiss Smith on “HRE at HB”
“Great educational event. Provided history review, current literature, and how to use in a clinical setting.”
Director of Clinical Operations and BCBA Leigh on “The Use of Direct Instruction with Children with Autism”
“I think Taylor did a really good job of talking through the various ‘branches’ and the mission behind SBT. I appreciated that most of the conversation was dedicated to intervention.”
BCBA Whitney on “HRE at HB”
“Good presentation on the co-morbid nature of ASD and ADHD and ODD. Especially enjoyed the in-depth breakdown of the DSM criteria for all the disorders discussed.”
BCBA Christopher on “Autism and Comorbid Conditions”
“Great insight into cultural factors that affect our families and the services we provide.”
BCBA Erin on “Challenging Your Level of Cultural Responsiveness: The Importance of Integrating Cultural Values within Behavioral Service Delivery”
“Thank you for presenting materials on relapse and how to effectively teach with preferences and teach replacement behaviors.”
BCBA Dawn on “Relapse following successful intervention for problem behavior: Implications for practice”
In addition to Hopebridge-sponsored and hosted CE events, this year we also offered our team a leadership library, BCBA roundtables and other special events like the “Alphabet Soup” school primer in partnership with one of our community’s school districts. To further support the education of our clinicians, Hopebridge provides a stipend and two days of paid time off designated for external professional development opportunities, such as conference attendance.
Learning does not stop there, either. Students studying to become BCBAs can apply to join the unrivaled Hopebridge Fellowship Program for behavior analysis. Those looking to elevate their careers via another path through ABA, speech or occupational therapy have the option to take part in our outpatient fieldwork and RBT Development Program. Since not all career paths look alike at Hopebridge, our Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program and Next Step Academy are also available for those interested in expanding their management and leadership skill sets. Are you interested in growing your career at Hopebridge through free CEUs and never-ending development opportunities? Take a peek at all that is available to you through a job in autism therapy at Hopebridge and apply to join our team.
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