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College of Extended Learning

Behavioural Intervention Workshop

CAIS 6001

The goals of this workshop are to give front-line workers the foundational and theoretical knowledge necessary for working with individuals presenting with behavioural challenges. This 2-day workshop is designed with support professionals in mind and will provide you with the knowledge and tools required to more effectively manage behavioural challenges. 

Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion.

Program details

Dates: May 8 & 9, 2018
Location: Fredericton, NB
Cost: $549 +HST

Day one exposes participants to the behavioural model and process of behaviour change. Participants will gain knowledge about the why's and how's of behavioural intervention and behavioural assessment through a series of anecdotes, exercises, and presentations. They will also be exposed to behaviour change procedures.

Day two focuses on various strategies for increasing desirable and decreasing undesirable behaviours. Participants will develop the skills necessary to successfully change behaviour through case studies, exercises, anecdotes, and lectures. As well, participants will have the opportunity to design a behaviour change strategy for an individual they have identified from their place of work.

Learning objectives

  • Learn practical strategies to manage everyday behavioural challenges
  • Develop the skills to manage each situation appropriately and promote positive conduct
  • Explore research-based behaviour management techniques and strategies in a hands-on and accessible manner
  • Leave with a behavioural change plan that is ready to be implemented
  • Utilize case-based learning and interactive sharing

Program topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The Behavioural Model
  • Process of Behavioural Intervention
  • Behavioural Assessment
  • Stimulus Control Procedures
  • Accelerating Desirable Behaviours
  • Decelerating Non-Desirable Behaviours
  • Token Economy


Dr. Ryan Hamilton holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick in Experimental and Applied Psychology and has also earned a Master’s degree in sport and exercise science and a bachelor’s degree (honours) in psychology. Dr. Hamilton is an assistant professor in the department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick and is a recent recipient of the Arts Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Ryan teaches courses in behaviour modification, research design, and performance enhancement at UNB. As a consultant, Ryan has worked with various groups including athletes (university to Olympic level), exercisers, cancer survivors, and multinational corporations. Ryan has successfully applied various behaviour change models, processes and interventions with these groups. Ryan is an engaging lecturer and presenter who innovatively applies theory to real world situations and problems.

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