Health Counseling Services

7851 Metro Parkway, Suite 250
Bloomington, MN 55425

Date(s) - 01/01/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

No dates currently scheduled. Please contact us if interested in scheduling a private training. 

How can we see “challenging behaviors” as functional indicators of needs and desires rather than “wrong actions” that need a “consequence”? This functional based approach to understanding behavior allows for true opportunities to support positive behavior change. The unique profiles of individuals that present with challenging behaviors will be presented through this functional based lens, allowing participants a deepening understanding of positive based supports and person-centered approaches to changing behavior.

During this course, participants will:

  • Understand the “challenging behavior” through a functional behavior lens with a fresh perspective on understanding why others behave the way they do
  • Identify positive based strategies to support people who exhibit difficult to manage behaviors
  • Reframe the themes of “giving consequences for behavior” and “holding people accountable” to more person-centered approaches of uncovering values, coping with stress, teaching the role of responsibility and enhancing self-advocacy.

Course Information

  • Course materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee
  • Pre-registration is required, register early! Class size is limited
  • Video/audio taping of courses is prohibited

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the course.  The course fee will be charged if cancellation is made in less than 24 hours.  Registration is transferable to another person.

About the instructor

Wendy Selnes, M.A., BCBA

Wendy Selnes is a Master’s level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. With her business partner of over 20 years, they have a small consulting firm, Brih Design. The practice is in the assessment and analysis of behaviors and behavior change. The supports and services are aligned with state of the art, evidenced-based behavioral interventions. The location of such services is ‘on-site’ – in the family home, group home, in school or work environments, and various community-based environments. Wendy has conducted many trainings and workshops in various topics relating to positive behavior change, mindfulness and mental health related topics.

Continuing Education

This course provides 5.25 clock hours.

If you are interested in having a course presented at your facility, CLICK HERE to contact Karen Lilla.


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