Continuing Education

Behavioral Management in Long-Term Care

Jennifer Birdsall, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Birdsall reviews clinical approaches to address psychologist referrals for challenging behaviors in long-term care (residential) settings and how to best support interdisciplinary, person-centered plans of care. She reviews key concepts in successful nonpharmacological behavior management, as well as strategies to facilitate staff education, buy-in, and execution of recommended treatment interventions. Strategies for overcoming system and payor challenges are also discussed.

Year 2021
Credit 1
Level Intermediate
Price $35.00
Learning Objectives
  1. Identify common triggers for challenging reactions in long-term care settings.
  2. Explain how to conduct a root cause analysis and relevant paradigms regarding the etiology of challenging behaviors.
  3. Design strategies for addressing common system and payor challenges to successful behavioral management assessments and treatment.
  4. Discuss key concepts to support successful interdisciplinary staff education on, and use of, nonpharmacological behavioral interventions to prevent, reduce, and address challenging behaviors.

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