4th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values, and Vision. March 8-10, 2007. Boston, MA. Association for Positive Behavior Support.

Scheduled Events for the Fourth Annual Conference on PBS

Special Note: The brochure disseminated before the conference did not contain the correct information about Steve Holburn’s workshop. Please read more about Dr. Holburn’s full day workshop on person-centered planning

SWK 107            Salon C

Person-Centered Planning Using the PICTURE method: A Step-by-Step Guide
Steve Holburn, Ph.D., BCBA, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY

PICTURE stands for Person-Centered Planning Using Reinforcement and Evaluation. This approach combines PCP with professional practices such as applied behavior analysis, teaching, and therapeutic interventions that promote social inclusion. Various measurement tools keep the team on track and promote agency adaptation and support of the process. Through role play, group simulations, and didactic instruction, workshop participants will learn the principles and steps of the process, team and management exercises, process and outcome assessment, and troubleshooting techniques.

Biographical Statement

Steve Holburn, Ph.D., BCBA, is Head of the Intervention Research Laboratory at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, and is also a board certified behavior analyst at AHRC New York City. He has written extensively in the field of developmental disabilities services, including areas such as person-centered planning, residential regulations, quality of life, health promotion, self-injurious behavior, assistive technology, and parents with intellectual disabilities. A priority research aim of the Intervention Research Laboratory has been the discovery of person-centered planning approaches that can be effectively  implemented within existing developmental service systems. Accordingly, Dr. Holburn has used the methods of applied behavior analysis and program evaluation, often in combination, in conducting research towards this end. The blending person-centered planning with traditional professional practice has yielded procedures foundational to the PICTURE method of person-centered planning.