Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This online course series was developed by Ali Amirsadri, MD to enhance working relationships between direct support professionals and the individuals to whom they provide support services.

Part 4 of 4 concludes the series with final thoughts on establishing empathy, meeting basic needs, and the impact of brain structure on behavior.

  • Duration: 0.75 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Reviewing Empathy, Aggression, and Violent Intervention

This final part of this course reviews many of the topics that have already discussed up to this point. It is highly recommended that participants complete all prior lessons before this course. This section does review developing empathy as a major tool for behavioral health professionals. This course also reviews aggression in clients and intervention techniques for those clients that are exhibiting aggressive and potentially violent behavior. 

Understanding Intolerance and the Behavioral Professionals Role

As the course expert has already discussed, intolerance by clients, as well as behavioral health professionals can create many treatment barriers. This course discusses this topic in more depth as well as discusses the behavioral health professional's specific role in avoiding intolerance in their own practice. 

Practice Points

The final lessons in this course do provide evidence-based practice points that are recommended for all behavioral health professionals. 

Additional Considerations

We are constantly developing and updating the courses. You may find Shelly Weaverdyck's Beyond Behaviors a great resource to you.


Course Objectives

  • In this final course, participants will round out their understanding of how the brain controls behavior.
  • This course will continue to discuss how needs change over time and how that can affect positive and negative behaviors.

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