Sonoma County Office of Education

Diagnostic Center North: A Series - Completing a Functional Behavior Assessment to Determine Effective Interventions for Problem Behavior - Part 1

This is a three (3) part series of trainings presented in short sessions. These sessions will be presented over a period of several months, allowing the participants to practice and apply the knowledge gained during each session. The sessions are:

  • Session 1: Data Collection for Analysis - Tools and methods will be introduced that allow for effective, time-efficient and appropriate data collection of problem behaviors that occur within the educational setting (In person training).
  • Session 2: Determining the Function - Using collected data to determine a hypothesis for why problem behavior is occurring. This session will discuss how to analyze data to determine the function, especially when there are multiple contributing factors impacting the behavior (Webex class).
  • Session 3: Designing Function Driven Replacement Behaviors and Putting it All Together - How to use the information gathered through a functional assessment to lead to effective identification of appropriate replacement behaviors. This training will review examples of how to write a defensible and accessible FBA report (Webex class).

BACB Continuing Education 3.5 Type 2 Units available for a fee of $10 per unit. Pay this fee in advance, by check, or on the day of the training. Day of payment may be cash or check. Make checks payable to Sonoma County SELPA.

This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LEPs, LPCCs, LMFTs and LCSWs. This course also qualifies for 3 hours of continuing professional development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under provider number 1025. The California Association of School Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Cost for the credit is $20 per certificate. Pay this fee in advance, by check, or on the day of the training. Day of payment may be cash or check. Make checks payable to CASP.

Note Regarding Payment:
You must select CHECK or CREDIT CARD to complete this registration.

Check (paid by you or your district/school via a purchase order process): After you register you will receive a confirmation / invoice. If you are paying for the event yourself, print your confirmation / invoice, attach your check, and mail as indicated. If your district or school is paying for the event, please forward your confirmation / invoice to the appropriate person so that a check can be processed via your district/school's purchase order (PO) process. SCOE does not require a copy of the PO, as an invoice is sent at the time of event registration.

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If you do not receive a confirmation / invoice within 24 hours, your registration is not complete. Please call the registration contact listed below for assistance.


When Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8:30am - 11:30am
Location Rohnert Park Educational Center -- 5860 Labath Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 -- Classroom (Room 12)
Presenter Tara Zomouse, M.Ed., BCBA, NCED, Behavior Analyst/Education Specialist (Diagnostic Center North)
Cost $40.00
Audience School Psychologists/Behavior Specialists
Registration closes 10/18/2019
Registration Amy Ahlstrom, 707 524 2756,
Questions Suzanne Tribbey, (707) 524-2758,

Online Registration is not available.