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PBS Trainings

The goals of the PBS Project are shifting beginning July 1st in order to focus on systems change efforts. Due to these changes, we will be decreasing the number of training opportunities we provide and no longer providing the Foundations of PBS course on a regular basis. The Foundations of PBS course will be provided to a very limited number of agencies for a fee that covers all costs associated with the training. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will be happy to direct you to other agencies with approved curriculums if you need help locating another provider of this course.

Check back frequently and sign up for our training announcements for date announcements and registration.


  • Anger Management for Professionals: Dealing with People who Push Your Buttons

    This training examines participants' Anger Style and how to react when a power struggle is emerging using the STEP method.
  • Avoiding Power Struggles

    This is an interactive training for professionals to learn about themselves and better understand their behavioral antecedents when working with others in order to avoid power struggles.
  • Creative Facilitation: Futures Planning with MAPs (Making Action Plans) and PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) - 2 days

    Participants will learn how to facilitate Futures Plans (both MAPs and PATHs) during this interactive training.
  • Creative Facilitation: Using the MAPs Process in Wraparound

    Geared toward those working as Safe at Home & Children’s Mental Health Wraparound Facilitators, participants will learn how to facilitate MAPs to integrate into the Wrap Plan.

  • Defeating your Data Dinosaur

    This training tackles the common struggles of data collection and suggests ideas to increase likelihood of receiving meaningful data.
  • Foundations of Positive Behavior Support - 5 days plus Mentoring

    This training is designed for professionals working within the Title XIX Waiver system who have at least 1 year of experience in the I/DD field and are interested in learning how to conduct functional behavior assessments (FBA) and develop positive behavior support plans (PBSP). This training is approved for credentialing as a Behavior Support Professional. Participants must complete all 6 modules, pass competency exams, and submit a passing document portfolio which includes a FBA and a PBSP. This training is typically offered twice a year and is not available upon request.

  • PBS Essentials

    This training teaches the fundamental basics of PBS - identifying the function of a behavior, utilizing replacement behaviors, reinforcing appropriate behavior, and improving quality of life.
  • Stress and Time Management for Direct Care Staff & Professionals

    This training is designed to teach professionals how to (1) incorporate coping strategies to deal with stress and (2) make more effective use of time.
  • Happiness

    This training provides a brief overview of positive psychology techniques to improve happiness.
  • Understanding Autism

    This training provides an overview of autism including diagnostic criteria and general characteristics of autism.
  • Overview of PBS

    This training provides a basic yet thorough review of the principles and implementation of PBS – identifying the function of a behavior, utilizing replacement behaviors reinforcing appropriate behavior, and improving quality of life.

  • Team Building 101

    The focus of this training is to assist individuals in increasing personal participation and commitment to teams. They will learn skills to help teams work effectively in order to reach maximum capacity.
  • PBS Direct Care Overview Trainer Training

    This training will prepare you to serve as a trainer of the PBS Direct Care Overview, an introduction to PBS designed for direct care staff. This training is only open to individuals who have successfully completed an approved 30 hour PBS curriculum required for credentialing as a Behavior Support Professional (BSP) within the WV I/DD Waiver program. This training is typically offered twice a year and is not available upon request.
  • Trauma 101: Trauma-Informed Care

    This training provides an introduction to trauma and how to develop a culture that utilizes trauma-informed care.

  • BSP Professional Development Series

    The purpose of the BSP Professional Development series is to provide BSP's opportunities to advance their knowledge of PBS and brush up on topics covered during our Foundations of PBS course.