The mission of WABA is to build a cohesive group of individuals dedicated to promoting the ethical research, education, and practice of behavior analysis in Washington state.


The WABA Educational Webinar Series Presents

Hillary Laney, BCBA

Effective Treatment is a Cornerstone of Treatment: Use Practical Functional Assessment and Skill Based Treatment to Enhance your Outcomes

When: Saturday, April 6th

8:30am – 4:30pm PST

Where: Online (Zoom link available after registration)

Cost: Free to WABA members, $30 for nonmembers

CEUs: 1 Ethics and 6 General BACB CEs available (Download CEU Helper prior to the event

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About the Talk: In line with the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts, Core Principles and standard 2.01, Behavior Analysts have an ethical responsibility to provide effective treatment while behaving with compassion, dignity, and respect (Behavior Analyst Certification Board, 2020). In this workshop, participants will learn how to leverage an effective technology to implement procedures that have shown ecological efficacy as demonstrated in our literature and aligned to gold standard treatment for interfering behavior (Jessel, et al., 20211; Fiani & Jessel, 2022). Clinicians will describe an effective, replicable, and compassionate technology to implement a functional analysis. They will be supported in case conceptualization and real time practice to design and implement a Practical Functional Assessment (PFA). Additionally, clinicians will design and prepare for the implementation of Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) to increase the skills of communication, cooperation, and toleration. Participants will leave this workshop equipped with: considerations when working with individuals whose interfering behavior impacts their daily lives and access to reinforcing environments, skills to de-escalate behavioral episodes and the knowledge to teach meaningful skills to individuals they are supporting in a practitioner-minded model. 


About Hillary Laney: Hillary Laney, BCBA, is passionate about providing services to clients with significant behavioral needs which prioritizes dignity, safety, rapport, and assent. She received her M. Ed from the University of Washington and has extensive experience as a practitioner and in supporting practitioners, agencies, and schools to provide more comprehensive services to those who need them most. Hillary currently serves as the Vice President of Functional Assessment and Treatment at Centria Autism. She is responsible for staff development and training oversight across the agency in the implementation of assent-based interventions including; Assent Based Care, Universal Protocols, Practical Functional Assessment, and Skill-Based Treatment. In the past year, Hillary has overseen the training of over 300 supervising clinicians and her team has supported over 500 successful Practical Functional Assessments. In her free time, she volunteers moderating the PFA & SBT Community, an online group of over 20,000 members, which provides free content for members to learn and grow in assent-based practice.