**This course will provide the participant with 1 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Learning Type CE Event: This class invites those who are currently working with aging adults, or who are curious about working with this population, to discover basic tools for getting started and for digging deeper into healthy, affirming and sustainable behavior analytic practice. The course is designed as a “toolkit,” inviting participants to take a closer look at the environment and its potential, the importance of buy-in, what it means to conduct mindful assessments, how to approach treatment-as-partnership, and the ins and outs of establishing and maintaining informed care. While these tools aren’t a substitute for supervision to expand your scope of practice, I hope they come in handy supporting you on your journey. Working with aging adults presents with unique challenges but is a highly enriching and rewarding experience. I hope you’ll join me!
About the Instructor: My name is Ashley Ochi, and I am a BCBA who’s had the privilege of working with older adults since entering the field of ABA as a direct support staff. I graduated from Westmont College in sunny Santa Barbara, California while working as an entry-level behavior interventionist and was given the opportunity upon graduation to enroll in a Master’s program and move up to a middle-tier supervisory role. With that opportunity, I stayed in Santa Barbara after graduation, where I continued to be given opportunities to work with adults and their caregivers, while supporting the direct staff. My love for the population and my hunger for more resources for the aging population both grew. When I became a BCBA, I knew I wanted to start creating the resources I always longed for while I was learning to navigate working with the aging population.
Target Audience: Any BCBA or ABA professional who is currently working with older adults or who would like to learn more about working with older adults