Positive Behavioural Support: Managing Behaviours that Challenge

Re-formulating ‘challenging behaviour’ and behaviour change through praise and reward

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This course will support you to understand the relationship between complex needs and ‘challenging behaviour’. Through considering the context that challenging behaviour unfolds within you will extend your knowledge about the factors that trigger and maintain difficulties, how praise and reward can effectively be deployed, and how to avoid inadvertently reinforcing distress or unhelpful patterns of care seeking. This understanding will lead to practical skills in formulating the function and communications behind behaviour that challenges, increasing confidence in creating positive strength-based interventions and support plans.

Length: Four modules, duration: 30 - 45 mins of study per module.

Your Authors

Dr Emma Williamson

Dr Emma Williamson

Passionately working across organisational boundaries to develop new approaches to address health inequalities, Dr Williamson has a national reputation as leader in the development and delivery of services to address the needs of complex and multiply disadvantaged populations.

Emma is also the CEO of aneemo Ltd staff training and development company, works in private practice, teaches on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the Kings College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and is a published author; regularly talking at conferences, in national media, TV documentaries & news programmes.

Dr Rachel Brown
Dr Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown is a Clinical and Community Psychologist who specialises in working in partnership to develop psychological and trauma informed environments. Rachel works both independently and as the Senior Psychologist and Clinical Lead for Second Step, a mental health and homelessness charity.

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