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.
- Identify common triggers for challenging reactions in long-term care settings.
- Explain how to conduct a root cause analysis and relevant paradigms regarding the etiology of challenging behaviors.
- Design strategies for addressing common system and payor challenges to successful behavioral management assessments and treatment.
- Discuss key concepts to support successful interdisciplinary staff education on, and use of, nonpharmacological behavioral interventions to prevent, reduce, and address challenging behaviors.