2021.05.05 – Use of Applied Behavior Analysis in Brain Injury Treatment – Training, Ethics and Goals, and Considerations for Success (Live Webinar)

A David Strauss Memorial Clinical Lecture live webinar featuring Anneka Hofschneider, M.A., BCBA, CBIS and Chris H. Persel, M.A., CCM, CBIS, CPHM. Airs live at 3 p.m. ET May 5, 2021. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET May 3, 2021.


Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET May 3, 2021.

This is the second presentation following a discussion of function-based treatment and outcomes. This presentation will address considerations for program success including using a multidisciplinary approach, staff training, and patient buy-in while addressing ethics and stakeholder goals.

Please Note: Completion of part 1 is not required for attendance at part 2. Both parts of the series can be taken independently.

To register for part 1, click here.

Learning Objectives

  1.  Learn about factors impacting treatment fidelity (i.e., staff training, consistency).
  2. Identify ethical considerations for program implementation.
  3. Learn recommended strategies for staff and consumers for immediate and long-term success.

Includes 1 ACBIS CEU.


Anneka Hofschneider, M.A., BCBA, CBIS
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Anneka Hofschneider has worked in the field of post-acute traumatic brain injury rehabilitation since 2013. Initially trained to implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) interventions with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, she crossed over into brain injury rehabilitation after a student internship with Dr. Mike Mozzoni. She earned an M.A. in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from CSU Fresno. Research experience and interests include face affect recognition in individuals with TBI, compliance, and caregiver training. She is a certified instructor for Everyday Behavior ToolsTM and ProACT®. She has presented at state, national, and international behavior conferences on ABA and Brain Injury. She has taught graduate Practicum and Ethics courses as an adjunct instructor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.

Chris H. Persel, M.A., CCM, CBIS, CPHM
Regional Director of Clinical Services, Director of Behavior Programming
Centre for Neuro Skills

Chris Persel has worked in the field of post-acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation since 1980. He is currently the Regional Director of Clinical Services and Behavior Programming for Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) and serves as the Chairman of the "Rehabilitation and Independent Living Special Interest Group" for The Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Mr. Persel has extensive experience in the design and implementation of functional skill and behavior change programs and the development of a living skills assessment scale. He has over 20 years’ experience training crisis intervention including being certified to teach “Behavior Tools” and “Professional Assault Response Training” (P.A.R.T.). He is a Certified Case Manager, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and has been a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst and Certified Professional in Healthcare Management. In addition to numerous educational presentations for statewide and national conferences, Mr. Persel has co-authored a chapter on behavior programming in an edited text entitled Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitative Treatment and Case Management, 4th Edition, published by CRC Press and co-authored Working with Behavior Disorders: Strategies for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, previously published by Communication Skills Builders and several articles regarding brain injury rehabilitation. In 2014, he was named by the Brain Injury Association of California as an “Outstanding Professional in the Field.”